Boy Scout Troop 603: Hiking Equipment List

Hiking Equipment List

For a Day hike:

Daypack backpack
Pocketknife
Water bottle
Flashlight
Trail Food
Camera
Binoculars
Paper towels
Towel

Sun protection
Map and compass
Light weight durable shoes
Clothing gear for the weather
Watch
Notebook and pencil
First aid kit
T.P.
Walking stick



For an Overnight Hike: (day hike gear plus...)

Tent
Sleeping bag
Mess kit
Larger backpack
Soap
Bags for garbage

Ground cloth
Sleeping pad
Small stove
Rain cover for backpack
Toothbrush and paste
Matches / fire starter


Shoes should be durable and light weight. You will get them wet and muddy. Then they will dry. The heavier the backpack, the more support needed in a shoe. When backpacking in snow and cold the appropriate boots should be worn. Packing extra socks might be a nice idea.

Old ski poles make grat walking sticks. Walking sticks are very useful on uneven terrain, crossing creeks and can be used as tent poles for a tarp(less gear to put in your backpack). The lighter the backpack, the more enjoyable the hike!

We are a "Leave No Trace" hiking troop!
A complete guide to hiking gear is in your Boy Scout Handbook starting on page 202.



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