Backpacking Gear List _Detailed_ - Troop 778

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					                                 BACKPACKING GEAR LIST (DETAILED)
                   ITEM                 QUANTITY                         DESCRIPTION                        FLEXIBILITY

      1.00     FOOTWEAR
(   ) 1.01     Boots                       1 Pair   Sturdy hiking boots in which you can wear a light   Required
                                                    liner sock and a thicker outer sock comfortably.
                                                    They should be relatively light weight, with plenty
                                                    of room in the toe bed, and provide proper support
                                                    to your arches and ankles.

(   ) 1.02     Outer Socks (3              2 Pair   Light to midweight synthetic or wool (not cotton)     Required, unless
               Season)                              socks to be worn over liner socks. Remember to        bringing winter
                                                    keep one dry pair of socks available at all times.    outer socks
                                                    It is important to buy new socks regularly as they
                                                    lose their cushioning over time.
(   ) 1.03     Liner Socks                 2 Pair   Smooth, thin polypro or silk to be worn next to the   Required
                                                    skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and
                                                    hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer
                                                    before needing to be changed.
(   ) 1.04     Gaiters                     1 Pair   Low height to keep rocks and snow out of boots.       Optional,
                                                    Taller height needed for more snow.                   required in winter
(   ) 1.05     Trekking Poles              1 Pair   Adjustable with 3 sections are most versatile.        Optional,
                                                                                                          required in winter
(   ) 1.06     Outer Socks                 2 Pair   Heavyweight synthetic or wool (not cotton) socks      Required for
               (Winter)                             to be worn over liner socks. Remember to keep         winter
                                                    one dry pair of socks available at all times. It is
                                                    important to buy new socks regularly as they lose
                                                    their cushioning over time.

      2.00     HEADWEAR
(   ) 2.01     Sun Hat*                        1    Baseball style cap or other, with a good visor to     Required
                                                    shade the nose and eyes. Synthetic (quick dry) is
                                                    best, but Scout hat or personal favorite are okay.

(   ) 2.02     Sun Glasses*                1 Pair   UV protected with a "keeper" cord.                Required
(   ) 2.03     Warm Hat*                     1      Wool or pile ski hat. Should cover ears. Needs to Almost always -
                                                    be adequate for worse possible conditions.        required in winter
(   ) 2.04     Bandana                         1    To shade the neck. May also be used as towel.         Required

      3.00     HANDWEAR
(   ) 3.01     Outer Gloves*               1 Pair   Bunting or fleece gloves are best. Wool mittens       Almost always -
                                                    okay. Needs to be adequate for conditions.            required in winter
(   ) 3.02     Liner Gloves                1 Pair   Polypro liners are nice for flexibility and help      Optional,
                                                    prevent sunburn of hands in bright snow               required in winter
                                                    conditions.
      4.00     BASIC CLOTHING
(   ) 4.01     Pants                       1 Pair   Synthetic. Zip-off bottoms are great. Cotton          Required
                                                    should be avoided, especially Levi's. Wear things
                                                    that will dry quickly
(   ) 4.02     Shorts                          1    Synthetic. If possible, use zip-off pants, instead    Required, unless
                                                    of carrying another item. Keep light.                 have zip-off
                                                                                                          pants
(   ) 4.03     T-Shirt                         1    Synthetic (wicking) best. Class B (cotton) okay.      Required




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                   ITEM                 QUANTITY                            DESCRIPTION                       FLEXIBILITY
(   ) 4.04     Long Sleeve Shirt                1      Synthetic is best. Protects arms from sunburn.        Required
                                                       Can use long underwear tops.
(   ) 4.05     Long Underwear              1 pair      Tops & bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic. Need      Optional,
                                                       to wick moisture, not soak it up. No cotton.         required if cooler
                                                                                                            conditions
(   ) 4.06     Underpants                  1 Pair      If possible, stay away from cotton.                  Required
(   ) 4.07     Swimsuit                                Nylon, light weight. If possible, use shorts already Optional
                                                       carrying.
      5.00     OUTER CLOTHING
(   ) 5.01     Warm Jacket*                     1      Mid to heavyweight fleece pile is best. A full-zip    Required, unless
                                                       version is easier to put on and has better            very warm
                                                       ventilation than a pullover. Needs to be              conditions
                                                       compressible, yet warm enough for worse
                                                       possible conditions.
(   ) 5.02     Rain Protection (3              1 set   Light weight top and bottom or poncho. Gortex      Required, unless
               seasons)                                not required, but quality is important.            bringing winter
                                                                                                          shells
(   ) 5.03     Insulating Jacket                1      Down or synthetic jacket with a hood. Must be big Required for
               (Winter)                                enough to fit over other layers. Needs to be       winter
                                                       compressible, yet warm enough for worse
                                                       possible conditions.
(   ) 5.04     Insulating Pants                 1      Mid to heavyweight fleece pile is best. A full-zip Required for
               (Winter)                                side version is easier to put on. Needs to be      winter
                                                       compressible, yet warm enough for worse
                                                       possible conditions.
(   ) 5.05     Shell Jacket                     1      Very weather proof; Gore-Tex or similar, with a    Required for
               (Winter)                                good hood. Should have long front zipper, with     winter
                                                       plenty of room to fit over insulating layers.
                                                       Ventilating zippers are highly recommended.
(   ) 5.06     Shell Pants                      1      Very weather proof; Gore-Tex or similar. Must      Required for
               (Winter)                                have plenty of room to fit over insulating layers. winter
                                                       Ideally should have full leg separating side
                                                       zippers.
      6.00     SLEEP GEAR
(   ) 6.01     Sleeping Bag                     1      Rated to at least (a) 10 to 15 degrees F for 3        Required
                                                       seasons and (b) 0 degrees F for winter (or wear
                                                       extra insulating clothes). Synthetic is
                                                       recommended. Down is not warm when it gets
                                                       wet. Your bag needs to be long enough that your
                                                       feet are not pressing out the foot box which will
                                                       make you colder. It should be roomy enough for
                                                       comfortable sleeping, but snug enough for
                                                       efficient heat retention. Need stuff sack or
                                                       compression sack. Hint: Put a trash compactor
                                                       bag inside stuff sack to assure your sleeping bag
                                                       stays dry.
(   ) 6.02     Foam Pad                         1      A full length closed cell foam pad will add to your   Required
                                                       comfort and keep you warm (e.g., Ridge Rest).




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                   ITEM                 QUANTITY                       DESCRIPTION                       FLEXIBILITY
(   ) 6.03     Air Pad                             3/4 or full length Therma-Rest pad. If you are      Optional,
                                                   over 6', a long is recommended. Make sure to        required in winter
                                                   include a valve stem and patch repair kit for your
                                                   Therma-Rest. You need to protect an air pad
                                                   from punctures, hence, it is not advised for new or
                                                   inexperienced campers.




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                   ITEM                 QUANTITY                        DESCRIPTION                          FLEXIBILITY

      7.00     CAMPING GEAR
(   ) 7.01     Backpack                        1   Frame backpack (can be external or internal) with        Required when
                                                   good hip belt and shoulder harness. It should be         hiking
                                                   big enough for personal gear and share of buddy
                                                   and group gear. Do not get too small. Make sure
                                                   it fits so that it carries the weight on hips and does
                                                   not pinch shoulders.
(   ) 7.02     Cup                             1   16 oz. plastic insulated mug with snap-on lid            Required
                                                   (retains heat well and is spill-resistant in tent).
                                                   Some prefer a non-insulated mug for warming
                                                   hands. Do not use a metal cup.
(   ) 7.03     Bowl                            1   Deep plastic with 2-3 cup capacity. No metal. A          Required
                                                   plastic measuring cup works well. You can save
                                                   weight and also use your cup as your bowl.
(   ) 7.04     Spoon                           1   Good quality tough plastic (lexan). No metal - it        Required
                                                   ruins pans and weighs more. A fork and extra
                                                   knife are unnecessary.
(   ) 7.05     Water Bottles*                  2   Wide-mouth Nalgene bottles (1 liter size). Mark          Required
                                                   one for cooking.
(   ) 7.06     Flashlight*                     1   Keep it small. A headlamp is best. A mini-               Required
                                                   maglight is okay. Bring spare bulb and batteries.
                                                   Suggested: Petzl Zoom or Princeton Tec
                                                   headlamp. AA batteries are best as they are
                                                   compatible with other gear. Lithium (photo)
                                                   batteries last a lot longer. Nonetheless, consider
                                                   the new LED headlamps. However, no Halogen
                                                   bulbs; they are more expensive, take more power
                                                   and have a shorter life.
(   ) 7.07     Sunscreen*                      1   SPF 40 or better, small tube. Note: Sunscreen            Required
                                                   older than 6 months loses half its SPF rating.
                                                   Make sure that you have new sunscreen.
                                                   Suggested: Dermatone or AloeGator. Hint: Use a
                                                   permanent marker and write purchase date on
                                                   tube.
(   ) 7.08     Lipscreen*                      1   SPF 40 or better. Make sure your lipscreen is            Required
                                                   new. Suggested: Dermatone or Banana Boat.
(   ) 7.09     Pocket Knife*                   1   Medium size. Keep it simple and light. No                Required
                                                   straight blades. Suggested: Swiss Army or
                                                   Leatherman.
(   ) 7.10     Fire Starter*                   1   A butane lighter is easier than matches. Carry a         Required
                                                   few matches as back-up. Also carry a lightweight
                                                   element (lint, etc.) to "jump start" fire.
(   ) 7.11     First Aid Kit*                  1   Personal kit should be simple and light. Aspirin,        Required
                                                   moleskin, molefoam, cloth athletic tape, Band-
                                                   Aids, personal medications.
(   ) 7.12     Emergency Shelter*              1   Space blanket or equivalent.                             Required
(   ) 7.13     Whistle*                        1   Plastic, good quality, with lanyard.                     Required
(   ) 7.14     Compass*                        1   Good quality with straight edge. Best to get a           Required
                                                   folding compass with a mirror, and declination
                                                   adjustment capability.
(   ) 7.15     Map*                            1   Topographic. Troop typically provides.                   Required




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                   ITEM                 QUANTITY                         DESCRIPTION                          FLEXIBILITY
(   ) 7.16     Emergency Food*                 1    High in calories, but not too tasty (e.g., Power        Required
                                                    Bars). Save it for emergencies only.
(   ) 7.17     Insect Repellent                1    Small bottle. Do not use insect repellant stronger      Required, unless
                                                    than 25% DEET. Be careful, repellant can                winter conditions
                                                    dissolve some plastics or rubber (e.g., watch).

(   ) 7.18     Mosquito Netting                     A head and /or arms cover, and/or sleeping cover        Trip dependent
                                                    is nice in some areas (i.e., Canada and Alaska).
(   ) 7.19     Skeeter Stick                        Or After-Bite Stick. Useful to control the itch and     Trip dependent
                                                    swelling.
(   ) 7.20     Water Purification              1    Tablets in case no pump filter available. Hint:         Required
                                                    Carry in First Aid Kit.
(   ) 7.21     Toiletry Kit                    1    Toothpaste (very small tube), toothbrush, baby          Required
                                                    wipes, toilet paper, ear plugs. Keep it simple and
                                                    light.
(   ) 7.22     Hand Sanitizer                  1    Purell or other alcohol based hand cleaner. Very        Required
                                                    small container (0.5 oz. is fine for short trip).
                                                    Used to sanitize hands after toilet use and before
                                                    meals. It pays to be careful.
(   ) 7.23     Plastic Bags                    3+   3 to 5 for lining stuff sacks and pack to keep gear     Required
                                                    dry. Trash compactor bags work best. Need one
                                                    large leaf bag that will cover pack.
(   ) 7.24     Watch                           1    Make it durable and light. An alarm function is         Required
                                                    important.
(   ) 7.25     Repair Kit                      1    Simple thread, needle, etc. to repair clothing and      Required
                                                    gear.
(   ) 7.26     Cord / Rope                          Lightweight accessory cord and/or rope for              Required
                                                    multiple uses (25-50 ft.).
(   ) 7.27     Towel                            1   A bandana will work.                                    Optional
(   ) 7.28     Stuff Sacks                     1+   To keep gear organized. Compression sacks               Optional
                                                    help reduce volume. One gallon Baggies work
                                                    fine for many things
(   ) 7.29     Water Bladder                   1    A Camelback or Platypus keeps you hydrated              Optional, but
                                                    while hiking. Bigger is better (1.5 to 3 liter) since   highly
                                                    you have a choice as to how much you fill it up.        recommended
                                                    Do not rely on it in cold weather - it freezes up.      except in
                                                    Do not need carrier - just put into top of pack.        freezing
                                                                                                            conditions
(   ) 7.30     Scout Handbook                  1    Should bring if working on Scout to First Class         Depends
                                                    advancement. Also bring if teaching younger
                                                    Scouts. Another option is to only bring a copy of
                                                    the signature pages and/or lesson.




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                   ITEM                 QUANTITY                         DESCRIPTION                        FLEXIBILITY

        8.00    BUDDY GEAR
(   ) 8.01      Tent                           1    Good quality 3-4 season, 2+ person backpacking         Required
                                                    tent, waterproof with rainfly and ground cloth or
                                                    foot print. Attach proper guy line cords in
                                                    advance. Use simple stakes. Do not bring
                                                    hammer or mallet backpacking -- use a rock.
                                                    Keep total tent gear light. Share load with buddy.

(   ) 8.02      Trowel                         1    Lightweight plastic to dig a hole or toilet trench.    Required, share
                                                    Share load with buddy.                                 with others
        9.00    MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
(   ) 9.01      Trail Lunch                    1    Lots of calories and fun to eat. It should not spoil   Required on
                                                    in the heat or become unappetizing when                most trips
                                                    crushed. Minimize the trash, peels, etc. you have
                                                    to carry out. Absolutely no sodas.

        10.00 LUXURY ITEMS
(   ) 10.01     Camera                              Small instant or point and shoot camera.               Optional
                                                    Disposable cameras work great. For best
                                                    pictures, bring slow speed film, 50-200.
(   )   10.02   Cards                               Small and light. Great for bad weather days.           Optional
(   )   10.03   Games                               Keep it light. Chess, checkers, etc.                   Optional
(   )   10.04   Reading Book                        Good for layovers or rainy days. No hardbacks.         Optional
(   )   10.05   Learning Tools                      Star chart. Widlife or Plant/Tree Books.               Optional
(   )   10.06   Musical Instument                   Keep it light and fun. A harmonica is nice.            Optional
(   )   10.07   Light Shoes                         A pair of sandals or light running shoes may be        Optional
                                                    nice around camp on layover days. Aqua socks
                                                    are useful for river crossings and lake swimming,
                                                    and dry fast. None of these are necessary for
                                                    short or rapid trips.
(   ) 10.08     Daypack                        1    Keep it lightweight. Avoid another item by just        Optional
                                                    emptying bigger pack and using it.
        11.00 TRAVEL GEAR
(   ) 11.01     Class A Uniform                1    Class A shirt required while traveling. No scarf.      Required
(   ) 11.02     Duffel                         1    On a car camp or a trip with long travel, a large      Trip dependent
                                                    duffel bag keeps your gear together best.
        12.00 GROUP GEAR                            (Typically provided by Troop)
(   ) 12.01     Stove                          1+   A liquid fuel (white gas) backpacking stove is       Required
                                                    most universal. Suggested: MSR WhisperLite
                                                    International or Shaker Jet. If not melting snow,
                                                    need one stove per 6 campers.
(   ) 12.02     Fuel                           1+   Carry liquid fuel in leakproof, airtight aluminum    Required
                                                    fuel bottles (11, 22 or 33 oz. size). Bring enough
                                                    for cooking, boiling (purifying) water, melting
                                                    snow, etc. Need about (a) 0.5 to 1.0 oz. of liquid
                                                    fuel per person per hot meal if using pre-cooked
                                                    or dehydrated foods, or (b) 1.0 to 1.5 oz. of liquid
                                                    fuel per person per hot meal if "scratch" cooking.
                                                    Need another 4.0 oz. per person per day if melting
                                                    snow for water. Adjust amounts for extra hot
                                                    drinks, water purification, etc.


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                   ITEM                 QUANTITY                           DESCRIPTION                       FLEXIBILITY
(   ) 12.03    Cook Pots                       2+      Bring enough and of the right size - no more. A      Required
                                                       lid is needed for the boiling pot. A frying pan is
                                                       nice, depending on food. Use lightweight gear.
                                                       Non-stick coating helps with clean up. Do not
                                                       forget handle or grabber.
(   ) 12.04    Cook Clean-up Kit               1 Kit   Liquid biodegradable soap and pot scrubber.          Required
                                                       Additional alcohol based hand sanitizer.
(   ) 12.05    Cook Accessories                1 Kit   Spices, oil, etc. Maybe a spatula. Perhaps           Optional
                                                       another cup as a ladle.
(   ) 12.06    Water Filter                     1      A small pump filter is needed to remove Ghiardia     Required
                                                       etc. from most water sources. Can also boil or
                                                       use purification tablets. It pays to be careful.
(   ) 12.07    Group First Aid Kit              1      More extensive to cover broader needs. Carried       Required
                                                       by leaders.
(   ) 12.08    Food                       Enough       Tasty, high calorie, lightweight, compact and easy   Required
                                                       to prepare are key criteria.
(   ) 12.09    Tour Permit                      1      Each Scout outing requires the filing of a Tour      Required
                                                       Permit with BSA.
(   ) 12.10    Trip Information                 1      Map and itinerary of trip, including area ranger     Required
                                                       station information, left with someone at home.
(   ) 12.11    Adventure Pass                   1+     Each auto must display a National Forest             Almost always
                                                       Adventure Pass while parked at many trailheads
                                                       and parks.
(   ) 12.12    Wilderness Permit                1      Many areas (e.g. National Forests) require a         Almost always
                                                       Wilderness Permit.
(   ) 12.13    Bear Protection                 1+      In bear active areas, need a bear can or rope/cord   Area dependent
                                                       to hang counter balance bags. At night, must
                                                       keep food and smellables (toothpaste, sunscreen,
                                                       food wrappers, etc.) away from you and your
                                                       gear, and protected from bears. Note: the typical
                                                       12x9 bear cannister holds about 6 days of food for
                                                       one person, i.e., 18 meals.


      Notes:
          1.0 The " * " indicates part of the "Ten Essentials Plus"
          2.0 Lightweight is almost always better: "ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain."
          3.0 With your gear and clothing, easy/quick dry is important -- sooner or later it will get wet with rain, snow or
              sweat. Synthetics are great. Cotton is not good, as it takes too long to dry.
          4.0 Use a permanent ink marker and put you name on everything.
          5.0 Purchase things over time -- these make great presents for birthdays and holidays
          6.0 Rent some of the more expensive items while you are growing or until you know your needs.
          7.0 This list is only a "pretty good" guideline -- test things and figure out what works best for you.




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                                               TEN ESSENTIALS - PLUS LIST
                            ITEM              QUANTITY                         DESCRIPTION                            FLEXIBILITY

           1   2.01     Sun Hat*                    1        Baseball style cap or other, with a good visor        Required
                                                             to shade the nose and eyes. Synthetic (quick
                                                             dry) is best, but Scout hat or personal favorite
                                                             are okay.
           2   2.02     Sun Glasses*             1 Pair      UV protected with a "keeper" cord.                    Required
           3   2.03     Warm Hat*                   1        Wool or pile ski hat. Should cover ears.              Almost always -
                                                             Needs to be adequate for worse possible               required in
                                                             conditions.                                           winter
           4   3.01     Outer Gloves*            1 Pair      Bunting or fleece gloves are best. Wool               Almost always -
                                                             mittens okay. Needs to be adequate for                required in
                                                             conditions.                                           winter
           5   5.01     Warm Jacket*                1        Mid to heavyweight fleece pile is best. A full-       Required,
                                                             zip version is easier to put on and has better        unless very
                                                             ventilation than a pullover. Needs to be              warm
                                                             compressible, yet warm enough for worse               conditions
                                                             possible conditions.
           6   7.05     Water Bottles*              2        Wide-mouth Nalgene bottles (1 liter size).            Required
                                                             Mark one for cooking.
           7   7.06     Flashlight*                 1        Keep it small. A headlamp is best. A mini-            Required
                                                             maglight is okay. Bring spare bulb and
                                                             batteries. Suggested: Petzl Zoom or Princeton
                                                             Tec headlamp. AA batteries are best as they
                                                             are compatible with other gear. Lithium
                                                             (photo) batteries last a lot longer.
                                                             Nonetheless, consider the new LED
                                                             headlamps. However, no Halogen bulbs; they
                                                             are more expensive, take more power and
                                                             have a shorter life.
           8   7.07     Sunscreen*                  1        SPF 40 or better, small tube. Note: Sunscreen         Required
                                                             older than 6 months loses half its SPF rating.
                                                             Make sure that you have new sunscreen.
                                                             Suggested: Dermatone or AloeGator. Hint:
                                                             Use a permanent marker and write purchase
                                                             date on tube.
           9   7.08     Lipscreen*                  1        SPF 40 or better. Make sure your lipscreen is         Required
                                                             new. Suggested: Dermatone or Banana Boat.

          10 7.09       Pocket Knife*               1        Medium size. Keep it simple and light. No             Required
                                                             straight blades. Suggested: Swiss Army or
                                                             Leatherman.
          11 7.1        Fire Starter*               1        A butane lighter is easier than matches. Carry        Required
                                                             a few matches as back-up. Also carry a
                                                             lightweight element (lint, etc.) to "jump start"
          12 7.11       First Aid Kit*              1        fire.
                                                             Personal kit should be simple and light.              Required
                                                             Aspirin, moleskin, molefoam, cloth athletic
                                                             tape, Band-Aids, personal medications.
          13 7.12       Emergency                   1        Space blanket or equivalent.                          Required
                        Shelter*
          14 7.13       Whistle*                    1        Plastic, good quality, with lanyard.                  Required
          15 7.14       Compass*                    1        Good quality with straight edge. Best to get a        Required
                                                             folding compass with a mirror, and declination
          16 7.15       Map*                        1        adjustment capability.
                                                             Topographic. Troop typically provides.                Required
          17 7.16       Emergency Food*             1        High in calories, but not too tasty (e.g., Power      Required
                                                             Bars). Save it for emergencies only.
               Notes:
                   1.0 The " * " indicates part of the "Ten Essentials Plus"
                   2.0 Lightweight is almost always better: "ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain."
                   3.0 With your gear and clothing, easy/quick dry is important -- sooner or later it will get wet with rain, snow or
                       sweat. Synthetics are great. Cotton is not good, as it takes too long to dry.
                   4.0 Use a permanent ink marker and put you name on everything.



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