This is the backpacking checklist I use for almost every trip. It makes my packing faster and less stressful.
Italics are things that I only bring on specific occasions (desert/cold weather/hiking with friends/long distance/etc.). Strikethrus are things I rarely ever bring, but I keep them on the list just in case. I don’t include my drybags (two small ones) and my bear can, because I’m unlikely to forget them if I’m packing the other stuff into them. I generally run a base weight of about 15 lbs.
Feel free to drop me a comment or an email if you have questions about anything.