Cold Weather Backpacking List
This list applies to those attending upto 2 nights of cold weather (snow on the ground) backpacking.
( ) Backpack – that fits and is good repair( ) Backpack cover ( ) Sleeping bag (in a garbage bag lined stuff sack) ( ) Sleeping pad ( ) tent — you should split up among tent mates: ( ) poles ( ) stakes ( ) ground cloth
Clothing List, (this includes items being worn) *packed clothing should all be in ziploc bags * !!! – NO COTTON – !!!Wicking Layer – close to skin ( ) pair of long underwear – synthetic or silk ( ) two shirts – synthetic are best – long sleeve protects against the sun and cold ( ) three pair socks with liners ( ) three pair underwearInsulation Layer – traps warmth ( ) fleece jacket or vest ( ) pants (fleece or wool) ( ) knit cap – synthetic or wool-must cover ears ( ) fleece glovesOuter Layer – protects against the wet and wind ( ) pants- snowboard pants/ ski bibs/ rain pants ( ) Snow jacket or Shell – should be waterproof ( ) waterproof gloves or mittens ( ) Sun hat – will be worn ( ) hiking boots – must be waterproof !!! ( ) spare laces for hiking boots ( ) camp shoes –old tennis shoes or snow boots– ( ) bandana — if you use one
Ten Essentials + 2 ( ) pocketknife ( ) personal first aid kit ( ) rain gear ( ) extra clothing ( ) flashlight ( ) sun protection ( ) water bottle/camelback ( ) trail food ( ) whistle ( ) matches/lighter & fire starter ( ) map & compass( ) $1.00 and 1 Euro in quarters and dimes
Cooking/eating ( ) 2 one-gal. ziploc bags for trash ( ) eating utensils – not metal ( ) bowl (bowl from mess kit works ) ( ) cup/mug – insulated if possible ( ) snacks for hike/energy bars etc. (4 bars/day) ( ) any spices that YOU like
Patrol Gear to be split up among Patrol Members ( ) stove or stoves ( ) fuel bottles ( ) cooking pans/lids ( ) pot holder ( ) dish cleaning items ( ) Camp Suds or (biodegradable soap) ( ) Scrub pad/sponge (1/2 sponge will do) ( ) food -meals will be repacked at meeting
Misc. ( ) backpackers snow shovel ( ) matches or lighter (long gas grill type is best) ( ) compass ( ) pen & paper ( ) pocket knife ( ) whistle ( ) flashlight & extra batteries (AA is best) ( ) sun screen – small bottle – 4 oz. should do. ( ) sun glasses if you wear them – a good idea ( ) ziploc with Gatorade (small amount – enough to make 1/2 gal) ( ) water bottle (s) or Camelback whichever works best for you ( ) water for cooking ( ) toilet kit – ( ) toothbrush & tooth paste (sample size), ( ) small 1.5 oz bottle of hand sanitizer ( ) comb ( ) small amount of toilet paper (1/4 roll – rolled up tight) ( ) two 15 ft. pieces of parachute cord or small rope ( ) towel (small 1 square foot – no larger) ( ) Snow Shoes ???