So after looking around for the perfect backpacking list I have come to the conclusion that there really isn't a perfect one. Each person’s list will be a little different. I prefer a combination of lists that I have tried over time and added or removed things that I thought worked well. Here is a good list for you to use as a starting point to develop your own.
2. Sun protection
5. First-aid supplies
7. Repair kit and tools
Beyond the Ten Essentials
Footwear / personal items
Our list has been compiled from many we have tried including REI, GORP, Backpacker Magazine, and others.
Well there it is! This is the general backpacking list that the Colorado Outdoor Network prefers. We don't always take every thing on the list and sometime things are added. Hope this helps you in your preparation for your trip!