Wilderness Survival Camp Out

posted Mar 20, 2018, 6:09 PM by Jill Douglass   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 4:13 PM ]

Quick Facts

What:  Earning the wilderness survival merit badge 
When:  April 20-22, 2018
Where:  Gustine, Texas

To Do

  • Attendees
  • Cars
  • Food
  • Paperwork
  • Activities
  • Sleeping assignments


Friday, April 20th
  • Meet at the annex 6:30pm
  • Arrive at 8151 County Road 278, Gustine, Tx 76455 at 8:30 pm
  • Briefing
  • Sleep
  • Wake up before light
  • No breakfast for survivalists
  • Go to spot for camp
  • Do camp
  • Need to purify water somehow
  • Make fire
  • Make shelter
  • Sleep
  • Do signal thing to get the attention of Search and Rescue (adults)
  • Go home (time TBD)

Packing List

Needs to fit in the provided bag
Anything not listed is optional
A sleeping bag is required but can be out of the bag

Required (any quantity, excluding *)

Sharp tool
Water purifier
Fire starter
Two food bars*
50ft tieable material
½ LT water in a bottle (Outside of bag)


Extra food (any kind)
Smoldering ember
Stuff that doesn't fit in bag
Liquid that starts fire with just a spark

Web Links

Weather:  https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Hamilton+TX+76531:4:US
Map:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=15_qZDR-_OAHqng_GDQbfLrP5qJo&usp=sharing

Trip Report

Photos:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/WYEIgOc90BojW35q2