January 31, 2023
Winter Camping Equipment Checklist
To Be Worn Leaving Trailhead|
|___||2 pair socks (1 thin inner & 1 thick outer)|
|___||Waterproofed hiking boots (lug sole required)|
Back Pack Equipment
|___||Sleeping bag in stuff sack in plastic bag (rated to 0 deg F, or rated to +20 deg F with a blanket inside sleeping bag)|
|___||Full length closed cell foam pad (1/2" thick)|
|___||50 ft. of 1/8" nylon cord|
|___||Small day pack (optional without peak)|
|___||2 large plastic trash bag (for pack cover)|
|___||1/2 share: tent, rain fly, poles & stakes (will be supplied)|
|___||Bear canister (will be supplied if needed)|
Eating Gear (marked with name or initials)
|___||Spoon or fork|
|___||Soap & lightweight towel|
|___||Toothbrush & paste|
|___||3 Kleenex packets for toilet tissue (in zip lock bag)|
|___||Plastic wash basin (bottom of gallon water, milk, or bleach bottle)|
|___||Chap Stick or Blistex with sunscreen|
|___||6 medium-large safety pins|
|___||Pad of paper or small spiral notebook|
|___||4 one gallon zip lock bags for trash|
|___||Foam sitting pad|
|___||Snowshoes with two ski poles|
|___||Thick emergency blanket||
|2||___||Map of area (will be supplied)|
| ||___||spare battery|
|5||___||Matches in waterproof case and 3" long candle|
|6||___||Personal first aid kit|
|9||___||2 wide mouth plastic quart bottles|
| ||___||Iodine purification bottle (will be supplied)|
|10||___||Jacket (see below)|
| ||___||Storm shelter|
Additional Clothing in Pack (all in zip lock bags)
No cotton - cotton kills!
Wool items can be replaced with synthetic material.
|___||Full rain suit or poncho with rain pants or chaps|
|___||Wool face mask|
|___||Wide brim hat or cap with brim|
|___||Wind parka (nylon shell)|
|___||Insulated nylon parka|
|___||Thermal underwear top (synthetic)|
|___||Wool gloves (waterproof)|
|___||Outer nylon mittens|
|___||Wind pants (can be part of rain gear)|
|___||Thermal long johns underwear (synthetic)|
|___||Undershorts, (strongly prefer non cotton)|
|___||2 pair socks (1 thin inner & 1 wool outer)|
|___||Chemical heat pack|
|___||Absorbent bath towel (recommended)|
- If a storm is expected the weekend of the trip then we will not be going. Check with the trip leader.
- A training hike is required with full weight pack within 4 weeks of the trip. It must cover at least 4 miles with at least 500' of elevation gain.
- Tents are assigned at the meeting before the trip to each participant. Check the adequacy of the poles, hooks, shock cords, and seam seal (re-seal if necessary).
- There should be at least one ice axe in the group.
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