March 30, 2018
Long-term Hikemaster's Handbook
Each participant is required to provide their own personal equipment as described in the "Long-term Hike Personal Equipment Checklist". This list is an expanded version of the normal weekend equipment list. In addition, the Scout is expected to have a complete personal first aid kit. A pack inspection is done the meeting just before long-term for all Scouts. Adults are encouraged to participate too. Scout packs are confiscated after the inspection and locked up until departure time. A list of deficiencies is given to each Scout and he is expected to have those items before departure.
Depending on the hikemaster, you might find some of the following items in his pack. These are above and beyond the normal checklist items.
The quantity of troop equipment that is needed by the group depends on the size of the group. The quantities shown below are a starting point. Check out all equipment ahead of time and make sure it is all operational. If multiple hikes are planned for the same time, check with the Troop Quartermaster to make sure the required equipment will be available.
* Fuel usage depends on the number of meals cooked. The quantity shown is for seven breakfasts and dinners. (Actual usage: 8 people for 8 days of meals used 3 2/3 Molotovs.)
** For trailhead cooking. Top off stoves before leaving and then leave this Molotov at the trailhead.
*** In lieu of an additional fuel bottle.
Contents of this page entered by Tom Thorpe.
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