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  January 23, 2023

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Equipment Guide

BSA Troop 849 has prepared a Weekend Hike Personal Equipment Checklist which reflects over 50 years of backpacking experience. This checklist is used as a final check before each hike to insure that you are properly outfitted. Some things on the checklist are self explanatory, others are not. We have also prepared a guide for the use of new Scouts and their parents to get ready for the Scout's first weekend backpacking hike.

The format of this guide is to repeat the checklist verbatim and add descriptions of each piece of equipment. Also included is a brief description of how each item is used as well as things to look for when shopping for it. We hope this guide answers many of your equipment questions and helps get you off to a good start.

Weekend Hike Personal Equipment Guide Download PDF

This guide pertains only to weekend hikes and does not address the additional equipment and considerations for longer (week long) hikes or winter hikes. Nor does it address the differences in adult's equipment needs.

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