TROOP 90 TYPICAL EQUIPMENT AND CAMPING CHECKLIST
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF NECESSARY ITEMS FOR CAMPING. ADJUST TO SPECIFIC CAMPOUT
* BSA CLASS B T90 T-SHIRT
* SOCKS (2 extra)
* 1 PAIR OF LONG PANTS AND 1 PAIR OF SHORTS OR ZIPP OFF PANTS
* HIKING BOOTS WITH WATER PROOFING
* WATER SHOES OR SANDALS FOR CAMP
* JACKET * EXTRA LAYER CLOTHING I.E. SWEAT SHIRT
* HAT, SUN GLASSES AND GLOVES CAMPING GEAR
* 1 WATER BOTTLES (1 QUART SIZE)
* SLEEPING BAG AND GROUND PAD
* GROUND CLOTH / TARP
* TENT 2 MAN
* MESS KIT (PLATE OR BOWL PLUS KNIFE, FORK OR SPOON)
* QUARTER ROLL OF TOILET PAPER
* FIRST AID KIT with mole skin (square sheets), Chap Stick, iphiprofan, sunscreen and Insect repellent, toothbrush and paste, small soap w/ container, and a small towel
* PETZEL TYPE HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT EXTRA AAA BATTERIES
* WARM SKI OR KNIT CAP FOR HEAD AT NIGHT
* LARGE BACKPACKING PONCHO (big enough to cover hiker and backpack)
* EACH SCOUT TO HAVE A COMPLETE 10 ESSENTIALS ON HIS PERSON FIRST AID KIT, EXTRA CLOTHING, RAIN GEAR, CANTEEN, FLASHLIGHT, TRAIL FOOD, MATCHES, SUN PROTECTION, MAP, COMPASS, WHISTLE, SCOUT HAT, KNIFE.
* BACK PACK FOLDING CHAIRS FOR CAMPFIRE
* BRING 2.5 GAL WATER JUG FOR CAMP(IF DRY CAR CAMPING)
* 2TRASH BAGS (33 GALLON SIZE) EACH PERSON
* PLASTIC HOT BEVERAGE CUP WITH LID.
* NO ELECTRONIC GAMES OR DEVICES OF ANY KIND.
TIPS FOR CAMPING AT HIGH ALTITUDE
Unpredictable weather is an inherent risk in high altitude travel. Expect temperatures
to vary by at least 30 degrees
between daytime highs and overnight lows. Changes in cloud cover or wind may cause the temperature to
change by as much as 60 degrees within a few hours.
Cooking at Altitude
Water boils 1 degree lower for every 500’ increase in elevation and cooking
time increases. At 6,000 feet food
Cooks in about 125% of the time needed at sea level. Time depends on the type of food and cooking method.
Boiling temperature of Water
Altitude Fahrenheit Celsius
Sea Level 212 100
2,000 ft 208 98
5,000 ft 203 95
7,500 ft 198 92
10,000 ft 194 90
15,000 ft 185 85
There is less oxygen in the air at higher elevations; you will breathe more deeply and more rapidly and the air at higher elevations is drier and colder. Deep, rapid breathing will cause you to loose water quickly. Start drinking extra water 2 or 3 days before your trip. When you’re on the trail, have water easily accessible for frequent sipping. Drink 2 to 4 cups per hour.
There is less atmosphere to protect you from the sun and you are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses.
Medications. Some medications increase your susceptibility to sunburn. If you are taking medication, talk to your doctor.
Protection. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing, including a wide-brim hat.
Symptoms: Headache, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, poor appetite, inability to sleep and impaired thinking and judgment.
Prevention: Drink water, dehydration can worsen the symptoms. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, preservatives like MSG and medications such as antihistamines or antibiotics. If you are on medication, talk to your doctor.
First aid: Symptoms usually improve a few days without treatment; they can be relieved by descent to a lower altitude.
Ibuprofen: is more effective than aspirin at relieving the headache, but does not relieve other symptoms.
Staying warm as you hike
Do not overheat. Too many layers make you sweat. If you are comfortable standing still, you will be too warm when you start to hike. Remove a layer before starting so you hit the trail a bit chilled (exertion warm you). Remove more layers before you begin sweating.
Keep gloves, mittens, an ear band, and a hat handy in your jacket or pants pockets. Rotate them as needed to a void getting chilled or overheated.
Don’t leave a wet shirt or jacket inside your pack; drape it over the outside to air-dry if it’s warm enough.
Remove your boots and socks at the end of the day and warm your feet. Then slip into dry footwear.
Avoid putting on cold gloves, socks or boots. That pulls heat from your hands
and feet Warm gloves and socks inside your clothes or sleeping bag. Sleep with
your boot liners. Put your boots between sleeping partners overnight.