3.Evaluate your gear for damage and functionality.
If you have a portable gas-fired stove, test it before packing it. If it hasn't been used in a while, you might need a refresher on how to use it. Turn your flashlights on and replace batteries if they are dead. Test your lighters and get new ones if they are out of fluid.
(1)Check for tears in your blankets, sleeping bags, and tent, as well. Replace them as needed.
(2)Test the batteries on your GPS and your personal alarm, if you need them.