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posted Oct 16, 2018, 11:45 AM by Jill Douglass

Packing Lists

posted May 16, 2017, 6:26 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 9:55 AM ]


3 Day Backpacking Trip

Packing

Backpack
Rain cover for pack (or waterproof liner below)
Unscented Trash Compactor bag for lining backpack

Sleeping

Sleeping bag/quilt
Waterproof bag for sleeping bag
Sleeping pad - closed cell foam or inflatable
Optional - pillow
Tent

Footgear

Rugged trail runners or hiking boots
3 pairs hiking socks
Optional - Crocs or sandals for in camp wear

Insulation

Base layer top and bottoms
Fleece or "Puffy" jacket
Stocking cap/ Fleece cap
Waterproof stuff sack for insulation items
Outer Layers
Rain suit - top and bottom
Gloves
Hat

Personal first aid kit

band-Aids
Personal medication
Athletic tape
Antibiotic ointment
Ibuprofen, benadryl

Shared cooking equipment

Light weight pot
Backpacking stove
Lighter

Clothing

1 pair long pants
Either pair of running short or second pair of pants
2 pair underwear
Long Sleeve shirt
Short sleeve shirt
Waterproof stuff sack for clothing
Bras

Eating

Cup
Long handled spoon
Reflectrix Coozie for quart size food bag (or your winter hat)

Hydration

Water bottle
Camelback water bladder

Essentials

1 pair trekking poles
Headlamp with extra batteries
Personal first aid kit
Personal repair kit - duct tape, nylon ties, safety pins
Compass
50' paracord
Small hand sanitizer
Small sunscreen
Lip balm
Toothbrush
Toothpaste/powder
Comb
Small roll toilet paper (or Pee Rag)
Plastic bag for used TP
Small multi-tool with knife
lighter
Sunglasses
Period Supplies
Optional - camera
Optional - watch

3 Day Overnight Canoe Trip

Please bring all the REQUIRED  gear to the meeting, it's not necessary for the gear to be packed into your dry bags. 

Equipment

Personal

  • 20 liter Dry Bags (2-3)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Waterproof bag for sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Trowel 

Group Gear

  • Pocket Rocket (similar backpacking cooking stove)
  • Fuel
  • Small pot
  • Tent 
  • Rain fly for tent
  • Ground cover for tent

Optional Luxuries:

  • Pillow 
  • Canoe Seat
  • Measuring Cups
  • Bowls/Plates/etc.

Clothing

Nobody wants to Check:

  • Underwears (4ish)
  • Sports &/or Regular Bras (If needed)

Base Layers:

  • 2-3 long sleeves (quick dry or wicking)
  • Waterproof stuff sack for clothing
  • 1 pair of warm pants, sweats... (quick dry)

Actual Clothing:

  • 2-4 Short sleeve shirts (quick dry or wicking)
  • 1-3 pairs of QUICK DRY shorts/ convertible pants or another pair of pants
  • 1-2 swimsuits (1 piece for girls and swim shorts for guys)
  • Rain suit (top and bottom-- Frogg toggs)
  • Waterproof stuff sack for clothing
  • Paddling Gloves (optional)
NO DENIM OR COTTON WHATSOEVER!

“Civilian clothing” for ride home:

  • 1 DRY shirt 
  • 1 DRY pair of pants/shorts
  • 1 pair of FRESH underwear
  • 1 bra (if applicable)

Shoes:

  • Water shoes/ “wet shoes” (opened toed are acceptable)
  • Tennis shoes/ “dry shoes”
  • 1-3 pairs of socks (bring as many as applicable)
  • Crocs or sandals for in camp wear (Optional)

Nourishment

Food

  • Utensils (Spoons, forks, etc.)
  • Cup
  • Reflectix coozie/ winter hat to “cook” food

Water:

  • 3-7 liter capacity Water bottle or camelback water bladder

Misc.

  • Pocket knife/ multi-too
  • Sunscreen (for face AND body)
  • Insect repellant 
  • Hat (Visors not recommended-- Wide-rim recommended) 
  • Flashlight/Headlamp (w/ extra batteries)
  • Lighters
  • 50’ Paracord
  • 1-2 Quick Dry Towel
  • Bandana/ Small hand towel
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Sunglasses w/ lanyard 
  • Map/ Compass 
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Small roll of Toilet Paper
  • Pee rag
  • Personal Repair Kit (Duct tape, nylon ties, safety pins)
  • Hand Sanitize
  • Hair Brush/ Comb 
  • Baby powder or Gold Bond (to cut down on chafing)
  • Carabiners for securing gear
  • Deodorant 
  • Personal First Aid Kit:
    • Band-Aids
    • Personal Medication
    • Athletic Tape
    • Antibiotic Ointment (neosporin, etc.
    • Ibuprofen, benadryl
    • INHALER/ EPI-PEN (if necessary)
  • Optional Luxuries:
    • Camera/ Watch 
    • Chapstick

IF YOU WERE THINKING OF BRINGING COTTON OR DENIM THINK AGAIN!

Wilderness First Aid

posted Jan 23, 2017, 5:30 AM by Jill Douglass

EMS2 often teaches the BSA courses.  Their course schedule can be found here.

Backpacking Nutrition

posted Jan 24, 2016, 7:27 AM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 10:37 AM ]

General Info

http://www.wildbackpacker.com/backpacking-food/recipes/backpacking-dinner-recipes/

http://www.theyummylife.com/Backpacking_Food

http://www.wildbackpacker.com/backpacking-food/articles/all-about-food-nutrition/

Prepared Foods

Mountain House:  available at Walmart, on-line at Mountain House, REI, and Amazon

Backpacker's Pantry:  available on-line at Backpacker's Pantry, REI, and Amazon (has vegan options)

Packit Gourmet:  Only online at Packit Gourmet

Recipes

Breakfast

Dinner

Dessert

Snacks

  • Hippy Balls:  https://liveandletwander.com/2015/06/17/no-bake-hippy-balls-the-hiking-snack-of-champions/
  • Jello:  http://www.dirtygourmet.com/backcountry-jello/

Beverages


Sample Menus

3 Days

Trail Groove Three Day Meal Plan:  http://www.trailgroove.com/issue35.html?autoflip=91
     Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
 Breakfast
  •  Apple-Cinnamon-Walnut Oatmeal
  • Coffee
  •  Coconut-Banana-Crunch Oatmeal
  • Coffee
  •  Peak Bagger Oatmeal
  • Coffee
 Lunch
  •  Hunk of hard cheese (2oz)
  • Crostini Crackers
  • Dried Mango
  •  Trail "wrap" made with nutella on fruit leather topped with sesame stick crackers
  •  Peanut butter  on Crostini Crackers
  • Medjool dates
 Snack 1
  •  Energy bar or candy bar
  • Jerky
  •  Energy bar or candy bar
  • Jerky
  •  Energy bar or candy bar
  • Jerky
 Snack 2
  •  Trail Mix
  •  Banana chips and peanuts
  •  roasted almonds and raisin/craisins
 Dinner
  •  Double cheese buffalo mac & cheese
  •  Mexican rice with sausage
  •  Mediterranean tabbouleh bowl


Medium Trek - 4 Night / 5 days

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
 Breakfast HOME Cliff bar and dried mango Granola and dried mango Oatmeal and dried mango Clif bar and dried mango
 Lunch PB&J with tortillas 2 sausage and cheese PB&J with tortillas 2 sausage and cheese Tuna packet
 Dinner Basil Parmesan Orzo Fajita chicken Tortilla soup Cheesy bacospuds HOME
 Snack Waffles and Jellies Waffles and Jellies Trail mixWaffle and Jellies Trail mix
Beverages  nuun/cocoa/tea  nuun/cocoa/tea  nuun/cocoa/tea  nuun/cocoa/tea  nuun/cocoa/tea


Financial Forms

posted Feb 25, 2015, 3:26 PM by Jill Douglass


Activity Consent Form

posted Feb 23, 2015, 5:19 PM by Jill Douglass


Medical Forms

posted Sep 7, 2014, 5:44 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Sep 7, 2014, 5:46 PM ]

Medical forms are required for most crew outings.  Form AB usually sufficient unless the outing lasts more than 72 hours.

Planning Calendar 2014-2015

posted Jul 16, 2014, 6:57 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jul 16, 2014, 7:09 PM ]

Need helping planning meetings.  Let this handy calendar guide you!

Interest Survey

posted Jul 16, 2014, 3:36 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Jul 16, 2014, 3:38 PM ]

What does your crew want to do?  Download this survey and distribute to your crew to find out!

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