Troop 322 Commack, NY

" The spirit is there in every 
 boy; it has to be discovered 
            and brought to light"

        - Sir Robert Baden Powell

Troop 322 Backpack Checklist

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Use this handy checklist as you pack for your next backpacking trip. Common equipment such as tents and cooking gear will be distributed by the troop quatermaster before departure. Don't forget the 10 Essentials!

Pack Gear:

[ ] Pack with padded hip belt
[ ] Waterproof Pack cover
[ ] 6-10 1 gallon zip lock bags for packing clothes
[ ] 2 plastic kitchen garbage bags to wrap sleeping bag in

Sleeping Gear

[ ] Sleeping bag (full zip, 30 to 15 degree recommended)
[ ] Sleeping Pad (closed cell/thermarest recommended)
[ ] Sleeping clothing (worn ONLY in the sleeping bag)

Clothing:

Layer "A" (active daytime hiking apparel)

[ ] Hiking boot (well broken in)
[ ] 1 pair of "In-camp" tennis shoes or other footwear
[ ] 3 pairs of hiking socks and inner liners
[ ] 2 pairs of undershorts
[ ] 2 pairs of hiking shorts
[ ] 1 long sleeve shirt (preferably NOT cotton)
[ ] 2 short sleeve shirts (preferably NOT cotton)
[ ] 1 baseball-type cap or hat with brim

Layer "B" (for cool evenings)

[ ] 1 long sleeve shirt (fleece or wool)
[ ] 1 pair of long pants (NOT jeans or cotton denim)
[ ] 1 pair, top and bottom, insulated underwear (NOT cotton)

Layer "C" (for cold but dry conditions)

[ ] 1 fleece jacket
[ ] 1 stocking cap (fleece or wool)
[ ] 1 pair of light gloves or mittens (polypropolyne or synthetic)

Layer "D" (for cold and wet conditions)

[ ] 1 rainshell, top AND bottom

Personal Necessities:

[ ] Toothbrush & paste
[ ] Soap
[ ] Hankerchief
[ ] Small hand towel
[ ] Insect repellent
[ ] Sunblock/Chapstick
[ ] Small roll of toilet paper inside ziplock bag
[ ] hand shovel for toilet

Suggested Items:

[ ] Sunglasses
[ ] Compass
[ ] Spending money

[ ] And anything else you are willing to carry. But remember, you are the one who will carry it, in AND out!

DO NOT bring expensive cameras, radios, MP3 players or other such items. One-time use cameras with your name and address written on them are suggested.

 

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