Packing List

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Notes:

avoid cotton items of any kind on a backpacking trip
to keep weight down, try to avoid bringing things not on this list
one or two first aid kits per patrol is sufficient

 

Essentials

_____    Hat
_____    Pocket knife
_____    Matches (in waterproof container)
_____    Compass
_____    Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries/ bulbs)
_____    Sunglasses
_____    Sunscreen

Hiking Clothing

_____    Quick-drying pants/shorts
_____    1 or 2 Short-sleeved shirt
_____    Long-sleeved shirt
_____    underwear
_____    Fleece jacket or wool sweater
_____    Rain jacket
_____    Swimsuit (and optional water shoes) if a water activity

  
Footwear

_____    1 or 2 Hiking socks
_____    1 or 2 Wicking liner socks
_____    Hiking boots/shoes that match the terrain

Camping Gear

_____    Backpack
_____    Pack cover
_____    Tent
_____    Sleeping bag (in waterproof stuff sack)
_____    Compression sack
_____    Sleeping pad
_____    Bowl
_____    Spoon
_____    Cup or mug
_____    2 liters of water bottles and/or Camelbak

Personal Items

_____    Toothbrush and toothpaste
_____    Small bath towel

Other/Extras

_____    Camera
_____    Scout Handbook
 

 

updated 9/14/2012
updated 9/14/2012