Packing Lists

Day Pack

  • Pocketknife*
  • First-aid kit
  • Extra clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Trail food
  • Matches and fire starter**
  • Sun protection
  • Map and compass

Overnight Pack

  • All in the Day Pack, plus
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Mess Kit
  • Personal hygiene (TB, soap towel)
  • Change of Clothes (weather appropriate), for each new day
  • Additional Socks

* requires BSA Totin’ Chit on person
** requires BSA Firem’n Chit on person

Here’s a set of more detailed lists for different camping situations, thanks to Nutley, Troop 147.