Winter Klondike Equipment
SIMPLE EQUIPMENT LIST FOR YOUR FIRST WINTER TENT CAMPOUT
____ BACKPACK (and/or large Sports Equipment Bag, and/or Duffel Bag). Line it with a Lawn Bag first, to keep contents dry.
____ WARM JACKET & SCARF.
____ SNOW PANTS (available at thrift stores for $3-$5).
____ 2 EXTRA PAIRS OF PANTS
____ 2 WOOL SWEATERS, or POLAR FLEECE SWEATSHIRTS (about $3 at Thrift Stores).
____ 2 LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS (Wool or synthetic fiber for good insulating quality & quick drying - $3 at thrift stores).
____ 2 SETS of LONG UNDERWEAR (if buying new, look for 100% synthetic fabric, NOT "waffle pattern" cotton blend).
____ 2 extra sets of UNDERWEAR
____ 2 extra pair HEAVY NON-COTTON HIKING SOCKS & Liners (Make sure your boots are NOT TIGHT!).
____ STURDY, INSULATED WINTER BOOTS (Rubber is much better than leather. Leather will freeze at night).
____ PLASTIC BAGS (newspaper or bread wrappers, or plastic grocery bags to go under socks in case of wet leather boots).
____ WINTER GLOVES or MITTENS (As many as you own and can borrow!)
____ 2 WARM HATS (One for Sleeping ONLY-Sleeping hat should be designed to stay on at night).
____ WINTER SLEEPING BAG (or 2 regular Sleeping Bags stuffed one inside the other; or a regular Bag AND 2-3 Blankets)
____ ADDITIONAL SWEAT PANTS & SWEAT SHIRT (for sleeping only! Change ALL of your clothes, including your long underwear, inside your sleeping bag when you go to bed).
____ TWO (2) CLOSED-CELL FOAM SLEEPING PADS (or about 2-3" of newspapers under your sleeping bag).
____ "BLUE" 5'X7' TARP or other Plastic Ground Sheet.
____ GOOD QUALITY WHISTLE on neck chain.
____ POCKETKNIFE (SMALL Swiss Army Knife on neck chain, $13. Never buy a knife made in China!)
____ MESS-KIT (BOWL, CUP, FORK, SPOON, PLATE -- heavy-duty plastic is warmer than metal).
____ 2 ONE-QUART WATER BOTTLES, filled ("Nalgene" Bottles can be filled with hot water for inside sleeping bag).
____ FLASHLIGHT & EXTRA BATTERIES.
____ SMALL FIRST AID KIT (You can make your own: BSA Handbook, Page 289).
____ PEN, PENCIL, SMALL NOTEBOOK, BSA HANDBOOK (No, you can't borrow ours).
____ COMPASS with a BASEPLATE, in a Zip-Lock bag (with map, if you have one).
____ MATCHES in a Zip-Lock bag.
____ CLEAN-UP KIT (Small Hand Soap, Small Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Comb, Floss, Fast-Drying Camp Towel).
____ TOILET PAPER (Half a roll in a Zip-Lock bag).
____ SLIPPERS or MOCCASINS (To wear inside cabin)
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Last modified: October 15, 2016.