(Some ultra light people do not bring any clothes except what they wear.) Each Buddy Team: Two-man tent (count the stakes) and ground cloth (optional) Group Equipment – Distributed among hikers Water filters – Water jugs/bottles/bags Stove and fuel bottles Large and/or medium cooking pots Cook Kit: spatula, serving spoon and/or utensils, measuring cup, camp suds and sponge, bleach, scrubber, Purell Stuff sacks for food Bear bags and rope (50 ft ¼” braided nylon rope, 50 ft 1/8” parachute cord, 2 ft 1/8” nylon cord) or Bear Canisters in some areas Repair Kit (sewing kit, small piece of cloth, safety pins, wire, pliers or Leatherman, superglue, tube, O rings for filter, rope, and more) Troop First Aid Kit (check it every hike) Permits, Maps, Medical Forms Pack List Weights in pounds No one should be carrying the “High Weight”.It is listed so you can see how much you can save if you are careful.Sleeping Bags are available in many sizes, fabric, fill, color, and price.

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Empty Gatorade bottles are lighter but don’t last as long.

Two flashlights with new batteries: Flashlights with two AA-cell alkaline batteries are good. The “coal miner’s” head mounted flashlight provides hands free use, but weighs more.

) Items you wear are not included in the above totals, nor is food weight (estimated at 1.5 to 2.0 pounds per day, per hiker) or water (which adds 3-7 pounds per hiker).

the three heaviest things are your backpack, tent, and sleeping bag, so if you want to save a lot of weight invest in these items.

There is lots of discussion about the proper amount of weight that a boy can carry safely.

It varies wildly, depending on the attitude and strength of the boy.

For extended treks the internal frame pack should have a volume over 3,000 cubic inches (50 liters), but less than 4,200 cubic inches (70 liters).

The larger the pack, the greater the tendency to fill it with non-essentials.

Arbitrary numbers (like 30% of his body weight) are interesting starting points for discussion, but the real determination is how much he can carry on the practice hikes.

Description of pack list items Personal Gear: Backpack: There are two main types of backpacks: the external frame and the internal frame.

Save weight by building your own First Aid kit with a Ziplock bag and supplies.