Troop 37 Backpacking Gear and Shopping List
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The examples are provided for illustration only. You can buy similar cheaper items as long as they meet the criteria (e.g., not cotton, is the same weight or volume as the example, meets specifications). PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE WEIGHT OF THE EXAMPLE ITEM WHEN SEARCHING FOR SUBSTITUTES. For more examples and Info about gear, see: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6sjndTwC533NXZvVnpFQTE1WVk/edit
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Clothing -- NO COTTON OF ANY KIND ALLOWED
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Pants (convertible, quickdry NO COTTON)1http://www.rei.com/product/809047/rei-sahara-convertible-pants-boys
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Long sleeve synthetic lightweight hiking shirt (REI or Ex-Officio) 1http://www.rei.com/product/844095/rei-sahara-long-sleeve-shirt-boys
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Short sleeve synthetic lightweight athletic shirt2http://www.rei.com/product/827085/rei-joshua-tree-t-shirt-boys
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sun hat (crushable broad brim best, baseball cap OK)1
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puffy jacket (synthetic NO DOWN)1http://www.rei.com/product/836539/patagonia-nano-puff-insulated-jacket-boyshttp://www.rei.com/product/846220/the-north-face-blaze-insulated-jacket-boys
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synthetic or wool beanie2http://www.rei.com/category/5227673?ref=808157
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lightweight gloves2cheap polypro glove liners OK(younger) http://www.rei.com/product/838671/rei-minimalist-gloves-womens(older) http://www.rei.com/product/838669/rei-minimalist-gloves-mens
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mid weight polypropylene or merino wool long underwear 1 sethttp://www.rei.com/product/842807/terramar-thermalator-ii-long-underwear-bottoms-kidshttp://www.rei.com/product/842806/terramar-thermalator-ii-crew-top-kids
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wool or wool-synthetic blend mid-weight hiking socks, smartwool or REI brand3 pairshttp://www.rei.com/product/617479/smartwool-hiking-socks-kidshttp://www.rei.com/product/835909/smartwool-phd-outdoor-light-crew-socks-mens
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waterproof lightweight rain jacket (sierra designs, Marmot precip, REI, or similar)1http://www.rei.com/product/827025/rei-cascade-rain-jacket-boys
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waterproof lightweight rain pants (same)1http://www.rei.com/product/827425/rei-cascade-rain-pants-boys
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Good quality goretex or similar lined mid-high hiking boots (NO GYM SHOES)1(younger) http://www.rei.com/product/780032/hi-tec-renegade-wp-hiking-boots-kids(older) http://www.rei.com/product/789686/lowa-renegade-gtx-mid-hiking-boots-mens
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tevas or crocs for wearing in camp1http://www.amazon.com/Crocs-Cayman-Classic-Clog-Infant/dp/B0014CESCO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365451945&sr=8-1&keywords=crocshttp://www.rei.com/product/796710/teva-terra-fi-3-sandals-mens
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synthetic quick dry underwear2(younger) http://www.amazon.com/Nike-Combat-Compression-Shorts-Heather/dp/B0059L3T1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365450934&sr=8-1&keywords=nike+pro+combat+boys(older) http://www.rei.com/product/795068/rei-boxer-briefs-mens
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cotton bandanas2
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Shelter and Sleeping System
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lightweight fully storm proof tent (max weight 4 lbs/2man)scout must know how to pitch and have all parts including stakes and poles!!!(less expensive) http://www.rei.com/product/819973/kelty-salida-2-tent(more expensive) http://www.tarptent.com/double-rainbow.html
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lightweight mummy-style synthetic sleeping bag (max weight 2lbs 12 oz)1NO DOWN!!!!!http://www.rei.com/product/807886/the-north-face-cats-meow-sleeping-bag
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closed cell foam pad (ridgerest or similar)1NO INFLATABLEShttp://www.rei.com/product/810386/therm-a-rest-ridgerest-solite-sleeping-pad
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Ground cloth (2 mil plastic drop cloth or tyvek cut to correct size of tent)available at any hardware store or on amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/E-I-DuPont-Tyvek-Kitemaking-Material/dp/B001TO4QVA/ref=pd_sim_sg_2http://www.amazon.com/Berry-HS002-Film-Gard-Heavy-Plastic/dp/B0031CGHNI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365454462&sr=8-1&keywords=2+mil+dropcloth
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Camping Gear
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backpack that fits correctly, minimum of 65 liters, with hydration sleeve1must be able to carry 35 lbs comfortably, should not weigh more than 4 lbs(less expensive) http://www.rei.com/product/847214/gregory-wander-70-pack-youth(more expensive) http://www.ula-equipment.com/catalyst.asp
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water proof pack cover fitted to pack (sea to summit or similar)1this item is mandatoryhttp://www.rei.com/product/757909/sea-to-summit-ultra-light-packcover-medium
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3 liter hydration reservoir, camelback or platypus1this item is STRONGLY recommended. If you choose not to purchase, must have 2 Nalgenes rather than 1http://www.rei.com/product/767111/platypus-hoser-30l-reservoir-100-fl-oz
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wide mouth Nalgene bottle (actual Nalgene brand)1cheaper knockoffs will melt with hot waterhttp://www.rei.com/product/852356/rei-nalgene-wide-mouth-loop-top-water-bottle-16-fl-oz
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map of area (preferably 7.5 minute USGS map)No more than 1:25K resolution with UTM and lat/long requiredinfo will be provided on maps prior to trip
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compass preferably with signal mirror1must have baseplate and adjustable declination; mirror not required but advisedhttp://www.rei.com/product/787189/suunto-mc-2-pro-compass
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waterproof matches in ziploc bag1
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bic lighter (check fuel to ensure working)1
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lightweight headlamp plus spare2http://www.rei.com/product/830453/princeton-tec-remix-headlamp
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sunglasses (cheap)1
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emergency whistle1http://www.rei.com/product/761180/rei-tri-power-safety-whistle
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pocket knife, keep it simple, NO BLADE OVER 4" PERMITTED1http://www.rei.com/product/850738/victorinox-swiss-army-tinker-knife-and-paracord-set
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lightweight insulated mug1no more than 4 ounceshttp://www.rei.com/product/794090/sea-to-summit-delta-insulmug
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lightweight bowl1http://www.rei.com/product/852373/sea-to-summit-delta-bowl-with-lid
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spork (lexan or titanium)1http://www.rei.com/product/660002/snow-peak-titanium-spork
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2 or 3 mil trash bags2NOT REGULAR BAGS, purchase at hardware store/amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/Husky-HK42WC020B-42-Gallon-Contractor-Clean-Up/dp/B000KKKPF0/ref=sr_1_4?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1365452086&sr=1-4&keywords=contractor+bags
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small personal first aid kit in ziploc bag or small ultra-sil dry sac1should contain items such as bandaids, small packets of over the counter meds such as ibuprofen, triple antibiotic, burn gel, BZK towelettes, moleskin, small roll of duct tape, 1 pair latex gloveshttp://www.rei.com/product/813510/sol-duct-tape
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space blanket1http://www.rei.com/product/407104/space-emergency-blanket
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backpacking trowel for pooping1http://www.amazon.com/Coghlans-8408-Backpackers-Trowel/dp/B000BS05Z6/ref=sr_1_1?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1365452215&sr=1-1&keywords=backpacking+trowel
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personal toiletries in small mesh bag containing ALL ITEMS AT RIGHT in VERY TINY sizes1should contain: travel toothbrush, travel toothpaste, small bottle Dr. Bronners soap, small bottle 100% deet, small bottle skin lotion (unscented), small sunblock (unscented), small chapstick with sun protection
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small roll of TP (Charmin to Go)2http://www.amazon.com/Charmin-38300-To-Go/dp/B000VO8CIC/ref=sr_1_3?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1365452259&sr=1-3&keywords=charmin+to+go
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small packable headnet for bugs2mandatory itemhttp://www.rei.com/product/780999/sea-to-summit-head-net
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ziploc freezer bags (5- 1 gal, 10 - quart size)5
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lightweight stuff sacks (or ultra sil sea to summit dry sacks)3sized appropriately - 1 for clothing, 1 for sleeping bag, 1 for puffyhttp://www.rei.com/product/848364/outdoor-research-ultralight-backpackers-kit
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small mesh sacks for toiletries and misc items2http://www.rei.com/product/830046/sea-to-summit-ultra-mesh-stuff-sack
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medium size string bags2for patrol gear and kitchen itemshttp://www.campmor.com/outdoor-products-10-x-12-mesh-bag.shtml
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waterproof pad and pen1http://www.rei.com/product/783324/rite-in-the-rain-outdoor-journal-smallhttp://www.rei.com/product/701171/fisher-space-pen-stowaway
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cliff or power bar for first day snack1
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Optional Misc. Items
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Ultralight Sea to Summit or Similar Dry Sacksinstead of stuff sacks, better but more expensive, 2 mil trash bags are a cheaper substitute.http://www.rei.com/product/777725/sea-to-summit-ultra-sil-dry-sackhttp://www.rei.com/product/766592/sea-to-summit-evac-dry-sack
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treking poles
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digital cameramust be very small, lightweight, and in sealed ziploc or small ultralight dry sack
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reading book (paperback only)
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IF IT IS NOT ON THIS LIST, DO NOT BRING IT, IT IS NOT GOING ON THE TRAIL.
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