Camping Supplies

Camping Supplies
The following items are the basics for normal campouts, like overnighters and weekend events. This information can also be found under the Trailhead section of your BSA Handbook. Any electronics (except flashlights) such as cell phones, I-pods, mp3 players, CD players, ect. will not be allowed.
Survival Kit Requiremens:
Any scout who is currently working on Wilderness Survival merit badge or who will be going on a Wilderness Survival campmaster needs to have these items. Survival kit items should be kept in a small pouch (like from the surplus store). Survival kits should alo be brought to  troop campouts because they are VERY handy in case you get lost! The following is a list of items that the kit should contain: 

  • Rescue blanket
  • 10 ft. of nylon cord
  • Hard candy, chocolate, meat bar, jearky
  • Waterproof matches and/or lighter (it's safer to take both) 
  • Firestarter (lint, paper, cottonballs, dry fuel) in a waterproof container
  • Plastic whistle
  • Compass
  • Small glass mirror to signal aircraft
  • Pen light with spare batteries
  • Small, sharp pocketknife or multi-tool
  • Iodine water purification tablets or water filter pump
  • Rain poncho
  • Fish line and fish hook
  • Spare change for pay phone
  • Small, personal first aid packet
  • Ice tea, kool aid, or hot chocolate mix to kill the taste of the purified water.
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