PERSONAL EQUIPMENT LIST :  Everyone should bring....

􀂆 5 gallon bucket and lid

􀂆 1 warm sleeping bag (it gets plenty nippy in the mountains)–put inside plastic bag

􀂆 1 old blanket (wool if possible)

􀂆 1 old coat (heavy and warm)

􀂆 1 rain poncho

􀂆 Visqueen--(enough plastic to serve as a ground cloth and shelter from the rain)

􀂆 1 pair of shoes to hike in (don't buy new ones -- they will give you blisters. Sturdy running or tennis shoes will work best.  Hiking boots tend to be heavy, inflexible and are likely to rub you wrong which means foot pain and blisters - therefore we do not recommend that you wear hiking boots)

3 pair of sturdy socks

2 sets of underclothing

􀂆 fanny pack (day pack for Ma/Pa)

2 bandannas (necessary items)

1 metal pie plate, 1 large spoon attached

􀂆 1 tin cup

􀂆 1 small hand towel and a comb or brush

􀂆 1 toothbrush & baking soda

􀂆 5 Band-Aids and prescribed medications only

􀂆 An old set of scriptures and your favorite church magazine

􀂆 2 heavy duty garbage bags

􀂆 Water bottle

􀂆 Chapstick (lip balm), insect repellent, small package of HandiWipesand sunscreen

MEN should bring:

􀂆 2 pairs of wool, canvas, or cotton pants (not levis)

􀂆 2 long-sleeved shirts (flannel are best, but any will do)

􀂆 1 wide-brimmed western style hat (no baseball or army hats allowed)

􀂆 1 pair suspenders

WOMEN should bring:

􀂆 2 mid-calf length, long-sleeved dresses or 2 mid-calf skirts and 2 long sleeve blouses

􀂆 1 or 2 bonnets

􀂆 1 pair of knee-length bloomers (can be made out of old pajama bottoms or hospital pants (patterns are available upon request)

􀂆 1 apron

􀂆 1 flannel nightgown

􀂆 Feminine hygiene supplies

Optional Items:

􀂆 Camera and film

􀂆 Personal journal and pen or pencil

􀂆 A pocket or sheath knife

􀂆 Harmonica or other small musical instrument (this does not include walkmans, disc-mans or other

electronic items!)

Please arrive dressed in pioneer clothing. You will be wearing one set of clothing when you arrive, and the

other set you will use for changing. Ask around or visit second-hand stores such as Deseret Industries.

Don't wear clothing that you wouldn't want subjected to heavy use.

 

ALL ITEMS MUST FIT IN THE TREK BUCKET:

Ma & Pa Equipment List....

***Please note the Dutch oven size change below - the oven must be a deep 14 diameter" not shallow and certainly not a 12".

 

MA/PA  EQUIPMENT LIST : 

MA & PA  Equipment List – EACH MA & PA MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING: 

1 Dutch oven– deep 14" diameter (tagged)

pair of gloves for hot items

12-quart pot (to cook mush and stew–enamel pot may be best)

large serving spoon

large knives (sharp)–for food preparation

two 5-gallon water containers (2 enclosed -- with spigot preferable)

5-gallon bucket (washing dishes)

plastic tarps–16' x 20'                          

shovel – pointed nose

small basic first aid kit

flashlights w/ batteries

vial consecrated oil

dish rags

pocket knife

lantern

washing station

box of matches

dish towel

2 each stirring spoons

ax – sharp with very tight head & sharpening stone

marker – dark with medium point

old sheet, blanket, tarp to cover load

“possibilities bag” to keep “stuff” in on trail

·        Family first aid kit (including mole skin and duct tape)

·        Tarp(s)  - for shelter / shade

·        Misc:  ropes, additional ground stakes, etc.

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Prep Tip:

Start preparing for the trek NOW by taking daily walks.  Start by walking 15 minutes 3 times a week.  After a month, increase your walks to 30 minutes 3 times per week.  Be sure to use the "Monthly Events" Calendar as your guide.   For tips on preventing blisters, CLICK HERE