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Don's Gear List:


Constructed by Don McCaslin  (dmcaslin@ncfcomm.com)

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Don's Gear List (1/12/97)
The list is in four sections.  The first is basic gear.  The second is group or community gear.  If going alone, or in very small group, some is still necessary. .  The third is "Day Pack."    These are personal safety and comfort items.  They mostly fit into a large kitchen baggie.  Some are essential.  Some are optional.  All are useful.  The fourth is a combination of neccessary and optional personal items.  In all areas below are several optional items.  The decision as to which are optional and which are necessary depends on the type of trip, the season, and expected conditions.

BASIC GEAR

  Sleeping

____ Sleeping bag(5 F or colder, nylon shell, not down fill, preferably three season bag) 5 lbs or less
____ ground cloth (Sheet of plastic),5' X 7'
____ pillow
____ pad(therm-A-rest or closed-cell foam)
____ chair conversion kit

  Footwear

____ 4 pr. wool or wick dry socks (stay warm when wet)
____ 2 pr. sock liners (prevent blisters)
____ Medium weight hiking boots
____ sandals
____ gaiters

  Clothing

____ Swimsuit
____ wicking layer-long underwear
____ 2 insulator layers
____ T-shirt
____ shorts (quick dry nylon recommended)
____ 4 under garments
____ wind layer(a nylon windproof shell)
____ rain layer(Caqoule, Anoraks, pants all waterproof)

  Head and Hands

____ gloves or mittens(Wool with a nylon shell Waterproof)
____ wool cap or balaclava
____ sun hat

  Backpack

____ int or ext frame minimum 4800 cu in 25% body wt.
____ pack cover

 

GROUP GEAR - 8 people

____    gear trailer
_____  Wilderness Permit

   Cooking

____ gear box
____ 50mm ammo box
____ first aid kit BB
____ Coleman 2-3 burner stove
___  5 gal igloo water jugs
____ 32 qt. igloo ice chests
___   Coleman dual fuel mantle lantern
____ 3 backpacking stoves
____ 4-- 22 oz. stove fuel and funnel  (1 pt/stove/day)
____ pots, pans, griddle, largest 1 pt./person
____ cooking tools- spatula, spoon, ladle, can opener, potato peeler, knife, paring knife, measuring cup,
                                    hot pads, whisk, tongs, doby pad, wash cloths
____ aluminum foil
____ biodegradable liquid soap
____ Fire starters
____ garbage bags
____ plastic bags double up
____ water bag
___   water pump
____ saw ? chainsaw chain
____ 2 bear bags 1 for food 1 for stuff

   Food 2 lbs dehydrated food/person/day 3500 cal/person/day

 

 
 
 

   Shelter

____ tent  or nylon fly with mosquito netting
____ ground cloth
____ Tent stakes
____ roll of builders plastic
____ bivy bag

Canoeing

____ Canoe/2 people
____ 3 paddles/canoe
____ 3 lifejackets/canoe
____ drybag
____ sponge
____ bail bucket
____ kneeling pads

 

DAY PACK: Pack the items below in a day pack, which you will always have  with you.  It should be hung as a  Bear Bag at  night as many of the items have odors that will attract bears.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Safety - fits in large baggie

____ bandanas
____ mosquito head net
____ space blanket
____ 15 safety pins
____ tweezers
____ vice grips or pliers (Leatherman)
____ duct tape
____ 50' nylon cord
____ candle lantern/candles
____ rubber bands
____ sewing kit
____ scissors
____ fire starter (magnesium or wax)
____ matches
____ whistle
____ signal mirror
____ compass
____ flashlight (AA or AAA)
____ extra batteries
____ folding knife(Small and sharp)
____ nylon straps with buckles
____ vinyl repair kit

 

Personal Items - both Neccessary and Optional

   Entertainment

____ camera and lots of film
____ notebook and pencils
____ hacky sack
____ deck of cards
____ paperback book

   First Aid A

____ WATER TABLETS
____ moleskin
____ elastic bandage
____ band aids
____ 2"gauze
____ 4"gauze
____ gauze pads
____ tape
____ Q-tips
____ aspirin
____ antibiotic cream
____ antihistamine
____ antacid
____ prescription drugs
____ hand lotion
____ foot powder
____ lip balm
____ sunscreen
____ insect repellent

   Misc

____ maps
____  stamps & envelopes
____ I. D
____ trail money
____ sunglasses with Croakies
____ watch
____ fishing gear and license marshmallows or worms
____ hiking staff
____ GPS
____  \binoculars

 

    Toilet tools

____ trowel
____ toothbrush
____ toothpaste
____ biodegradable LIQUID soap
____ towel or chamois
___   sponge
____ dental floss
____ comb or brush
____ shaving equipment
____ roll of toilet papers

    Eating Gear (unbreakable)

____ cup(insulated)
____ bowl
____ plate or frisbee
____ lexan spoon
____ 2  One Liter WATER BOTTLES (FULL) (nalgene preferred, but plastic sports bottles also work)
 

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