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Camping Gear

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 by Troop63

  • Backpack if you plan to carry your gear.  Duffle if you are going to use a sled to pull it.
  • Pack cover – if you have it.  Bring an 8 x 10 Tarp, which is generally good for covering things or making shelters.
  • Food (adequate supply for your trip) – per group
  • Tent, tarp or bivy sack – one tent per 2–3 people.
  • Stove – one per 2-3 people.
  • Rainfly – part of tent
  • Fuel (for cooking and melting snow) – enough for four meals.
  • Tent stakes
  • Matches/lighter
  • Ground cloth – one per tent
  • Cook set, dishes – personal and for group cooking.
  • Cooking/eating utensils – base this on your menu.
  • Sleeping bag (in waterproof stuff sack)
  • Pot grabber
  • Compression sack – optional if you have one
  • Large pot for melting snow – one per group
  • Sleeping pad – NO AIR MATTRESSES – closed cell foam or Camprest type only
  • Drinking cup (insulated) – not necessary to be insulated since you will be wearing a glove, but good if you have one.
  • Sit pad or sleeping pad chair kit – optional if you have one.
  • Thermos – optional
  • Extra nylon stuff sacks (for organizing gear) – optional. Heavy duty Ziplocks also work.
  • Biodegradable soap – per group
  • Extra plastic bags (for water-tight storage) – 2 heavy duty garbage bags each.
  • Pot scrubber
  • Resealable plastic bags – a couple
  • Snow shovel – one per group
  • Water filter/purifier – two per group
  • Snowshoes or Skis, poles and boots
  • Water bottle(s) – WIDE MOUTH – no bike bottles- they freeze shut.
  • Collapsible water container – per group
  • Lantern – optional

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