Re: Items needed for a long stay in the backcountry.
Water purifier, MREs, Gortex / waterproof clothing, Great boots, Great tent and bag. I am a huge fan of Northface on the tents. Mountain Hardware on the bags. Make sure your clothing is of great quality. Waterproof and breathable. Strongly recommend the layering system for that time of year. Totally agree with previous post, that time of year you can have a 50 degree change in weather. Be prepared for everything. Remember the back country is unforgiving. You short change it and it will make you miserable. But packing in is a blast and you will have a ton of fun.