Yellowstone Grand Teton Equipment List

 

 

 

 

 

Qty.

EQUIPMENT

COMMENTS

1

Hiking Boots

Sturdy, high ankle collar boot with padding to protect your ankles while providing good ankle support. Vibram or similar heavy-duty type sole with lugs for traction. Suitable for a multi-day treks with a heavy pack. Resealed for waterproofness. Boots should be sized with the inner and outer sock combination you intend to use and broken in.
Lightweight hiking boots suitable for day hiking with a day pack. Resealed for waterproofness. Boots should be sized with the inner and outer sock combination you intend to use and broken in.

2

Outer Socks

Ragg wool or acrylic to wick moisture away from the foot. Not cotton.

2

Inner Sock Liners

Polypropylene or silk thin liner socks to wick moisture. Not cotton.

1

Camp Shoes

Sneakers or Tevas for non-hiking wear.

1

Backpack

Internal or External Frame 2000 cubic inches for day hiking, 4000+ cubic inches for backpacking. Capable of holding personal and share of the crew’s gear. Sleeping bags will consume a lot of cubic inches on an internal frame pack, plan accordingly.

1

Sleeping Bag

Down or synthetic bag that stuffs to at least 18"x10" and can be easily carried with the pack. Plastic trash bag to line the stuff sack for waterproofness. Two straps to attach the sleeping bag to the pack. Sleeping bag should be rated to at least 30F. Use a sleeping bag compression sack to save space in your pack.

1

Sleeping Pad

Closed cell foam pad or self-inflating air mattress (not a swimming pool air mattress).

1

Ground Cloth or Space Blanket

For the tent or if you are sleeping under the stars

1

Eating Utensils

Plastic cup and bowl with lids (retains heat), spoon

1

Pocketknife

Swiss army type or Leatherman. No sheath knives or blades over 3.5"
Do not carry on plane, must be packed in your backpack!!

1

Flashlight with new batteries/bulb

Extra batteries and bulb

1

Compass

And skill to use it!

1

Map

Troop will provide a maps.

1

Small notepad and pen

For remembering important things

1

Personal Hygiene Kit

Biodegradable soap, toothbrush and paste, small pack towel, comb

1

Toilet Paper and Trowel

Toilet paper in waterproof zip lock bag, extra zip lock bags and a plastic jar (a.k.a. peanut butter jar) to carry used toilet paper. Hint- a crushed deodorant block does wonders inside the jar!

1

Personal First Aid Kit

Band-Aids, lip balm, sunscreen, chafing powder, moleskin and snake bite kit. Each group will also have a troop first aid kit. Scouts are not to carry any prescription or non-prescription medicine. Adults only may carry medicine for themselves and siblings. Crew Leader will dispense any medication to scouts. Consider Tylenol, antacid tablets, anti-histamines and pepto-bismal along with any prescription medicines that an adult may carry. Each person will carry a medical insurance information/card on his or her person or in his or her first aid kit.

1

Ditty Bag

Extra zip lock bags, shoe laces, extra matches, misc. spare parts for pack (connecting pins, rings), sewing kit, small amount of duck tape rolled on a dowel or similar object, safety pins

1

Parachute/Nylon Cord

50 feet for tying tent to rock if the ground is too hard, hanging food bag, clothesline.

2

Water Bottles

Plastic/Light weight Aluminum 64oz. water bottles, no canteens

1

Water Bottle Holder

One water bottle should be attached to the hip belt or in easy reach without having to stop from hiking to drink.

Light colors and synthetics are recommended. Cotton should be avoided

 

2

Shirts

Synthetic, at least one long sleeve for sun protection

1

Sweater or Fleece Pullover

Synthetic

1

Windproof Outer Layer

Can be worn over sweater or fleece

1

Rainwear

Waterproof jacket or poncho. Water repellent does not mean it is waterproof. Some windproof outer layers (a.k.a. Goretex, will serve as both a windproof and waterproof layer).

1

Long Pants

Tightly woven synthetic is lighter and more breathable than blue jeans. Cotton sweatpants are not recommended for hiking as their weight increases in proportion to the amount of rain.

1

Belt

Nylon web belt can double as an emergency strap

2

Shorts

Nylon hiking type shorts work best. Canvas is a second choice

2

Underwear (Tops and Bottoms)

Synthetic (polypropylene or silk) work best to wick moisture.

1

Sleepwear

Something comfortable just for sleeping

1

Broad Brim Hat

Sun protection

1

Knit or Wool hat

For those cool 40 degree nights

1

Gloves

Again for those 40 degree nights

1

 

1

Sunglasses

 

Swim suit

For the mountain sunshine

 

For swimming

1

Whistle

Emergency use

1

Watch

Punctuality in a group avoids conflict

2

Bandannas

Useful as handkerchiefs, head cover, cold compress etc.

1

Day Pack or Fanny Pack

For short hikes from the campsite.

 

Sun Screen

 

1

Bath Towel and Shower Toiletries

A scout is clean

1

Plastic Bag with your name

To hold non essential items while you are on the trail

Don't forget new batteries and extra SD card

 

Helpful to organize your pack

 

Saves wear and tear on the knees

 

To keep your pack and gear dry when it rains

 

To document your trip

 

Read any good books lately? Natural history, flora, fauna, historical accounts of the area or that book you have been wanting to read.

 

Include a list of addresses you want to send cards to.

 

Recreational time

 

Keeps pebbles from getting inside your hiking boots

 

TRAVEL UNIFORM AND MISC.

 


Scout Uniform

Class A Uniform (scout pants, shirt, scout belt and troop hat)

Troop 19 T-shirts

Yellowstone Adventure 2011 Trip T-shirt

Two sets of civilian clothes

For when we are not hiking or wearing the scout uniform. This will be left at base camp during the overnight trips

Additional toiletries

Bath towel, shampoo, soap etc. to be left at base camp

Carry on Bag

Day Pack, Fanny Pack or a carry-on.

No portable electronics, ipods, cell phones etc.

Our intent is to minimize the intrusions of our society and enjoy the natural environment (Many places we will be hiking will not have cell service anyways.  For all the other places, only adults should have cell phones.)

GROUP GEAR TO BE CARRIED

 


Tent / Shelter

2 scouts per tent, weight can be distributed by poles, stakes, fly, ground cloth and the tent for carrying

Backpack Stove

Single burner stove can be packed in checked luggage only!  Do not try to carryon the plane, it will be taken from you.  One stove per cook group.

Fuel Bottles

(Do not pack, troop will purchase in Salt Lake City)

Cooking Kit

Pots, (2qt, 1.5qt, or 1qt.), pot gripper and aluminum foil (lid and wind screen)

Kitchen Clean-up Kit

Biodegradable soap-3oz (Castille soap works best and is multipurpose, scrubby (sponge/abrasive - not SOS-too soapy), bleach-1oz, matches in waterproof container, 6 zip lock bags for trash.

Water Purifier

The pump style.  To be shared with the hiking Patrol.

Iodine

Portable Aqua tablets as a backup for a clogged water filter

Collapsible Water Bucket

Handy for water filtering by allowing sediment to settle. Useful around camp for washing

Food

Repackaged and sorted by meal, Lightweight and nonperishable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 9† -† JULY 19,† 2011