5-gallon plastic bucket with lid for storing ALL personal items and for seating. Twist on lids are preferable to snap on lids for easier access. Label your bucket with you name and family.
- 2 pair sturdy khaki pants – no denim (denim rubs and chafes the skin and dries slowly)
- 2 light colored long sleeve button-up shirts. No t-shirts. Long sleeves provide protection from the sun and insects.
- Wide brim hat for sun protection with strap to hold it on. No baseball caps
- 1 pair PJs
- 2 three-quarter length skirts – no denim
- 2 pioneer style long-sleeve blouses. No t-shirts. Long sleeves provide protection from the sun and insects.
- Bonnet or wide brim hat for sun protection with strap to hold it on. No caps
- 1 apron with pockets
- Loose fitting “bloomers” to be worn under skirt. These will protect from bugs, ticks and dirt. Can use cut off PJ pants or scrubs with elastic sewn around bottom. Biker shorts or exercise leggings also work well.
- 1 pair PJs
- Elastics for hair
- Feminine hygiene supplies
- Lunch for Monday afternoon
- Choose one of the following options –
- One hydration pack (Camelback) plus one water bottle
- OR one SMALL daypack and two water bottles
- (one is for water, the other Gatorade)
- Put sleeping bag, pad and pillow in a black 33-gallon garbage bag (only pads 1” thick or less, no tri-fold pads or pads thicker than 1”)
- Extra black 33-gallon garbage bag for the return trip
- Cotton bandana
- 4 pair socks (consider wool or moisture wicking hiking socks)
- 3 Sets underwear
- Sturdy, well-fitting shoes or boots for trekking
- 1 pair trail sandals for river crossings – (No flip flops on the trail but can use for river crossings, sandals are preferred.)
- 1 sweat shirt or jacket
- 1 rain poncho
- 1 pair of leather work gloves (for pulling handcart)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Baby wipes
- Small bar soap
- Comb or brush
- Lip balm with sunscreen
- 2 hand towels (keep one in Camelback or backpack for river crossing)
- Wash cloth
- Insect repellant with DEET
- Sunscreen (SPF 30)
- Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
- Scriptures (consider bringing old or paperback scriptures)
- Journal (put scriptures and journal in ziplock bag)
- Pen or pencil
- Personal medications as directed by parents, as well as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, allergy pills, etc.
- Mas and Pas to verify with parents guidelines on administering non-prescription medications.
- Small personal first aid kit including
- A few band-aids
- Body lube for feet, toes, blister prevention and chafing (Chamois Butt’r, body lube, or Vaseline)
Electronics – President Livingston has counseled us to make this a device-free trek. Stake leaders will have satellite phones for emergencies.
Please do not bring – extra snacks (we will have plenty!), sunflower seeds, or weapons of any kind, including pocket knives or hatchets