Personal Gear List

Some useful websites to look at

http://www.scoutlists.com/

Day Hikes

  • Day pack (hydration pack/camelback bonus)
  • rain pants/rain jacket w/ hood
  • hiking boots
  • hat (wide brimmed preferred)
  • sweater/fleece shirt
  • spare pair of socks (non cotton preferred)
  • toque/balaclava
  • water bottle
  • compass
  • small flashlight/headlamp
  • pocket knife (folding locking blade)
  • matches / lighter in waterproof container/bag
  • sun screen
  • sunglasses
  • bug spray
  • toilet paper

 

Overnight Camps (fall/spring/summer)

All of the above day hike items PLUS

  • sleeping bag
  • thermarest/foamie/zrest
  • 1 extra warm shirt/sweater (wool/synthetic preferred)
  • 1 extra pair pants (wool/synthetic preferred)
  • 1 extra pair underwear (wool/synthetic preferred)
  • 2 pairs warm socks (wool/synthetic preferred) – you may wish to layer
  • swim trunks (optional)
  • long underwear / “long johns”
  • mitts/gloves
  • toiletries / personal hygiene
  • mess kit
  • Hiking Poles (trust me, they make a difference!)

Lightweight camps will require a backpack, please ensure it is properly sized and fitted.  If you need help with fitting please ask!

 

Winter Packing List

Some articles to look at

  • 3 changes underwear (synthetic)
  • 3 pair warm wool socks (ski socks/synthetic socks)
  • 3 pair thin nylon/poly socks (as liners)
  • 2 sets long underwear/long johns
  • 2 pair pants (no jeans/cotton)
  • 2 warm shirts
  • 2 wool/fleece sweaters
  • toque/balaclava (2x)
  • 3x liner gloves
  • 1x outer waterproof gloves (the idea here is to change the layers, not replace the entire glove)
  • waterproof jacket/pants – snow pants work under some conditions, rain pants are good when layered properly
  • winter boots/snow boots (aka Sorels) w/ extra liners
  • gaiters
  • sleeping bag (warm one, or 2x bags and liners)
  • sleeping pad/thermarest/zrest (2x may not be a bad idea here)
  • day pack w/ 10 essentials
  • toilet paper
  • sun screen
  • sun glasses/ski goggles (polarized are good)
  • wide mouth nalgene
  • mess kit (plastic preferred)
  • hand warmers / hotshots (optional)
  • hot water bottle (optional)