Winter Camping Personal Equipment List

* Marked items represent “Optional Equipment”

Necessities:

  • Map (Provided)
  • Compass
  • Map protractor/grid scale
  • First Aid Kit
  • Matches/Lighter
  • Fire Starter
  • Whistle
  • Knife/Multi-Tool
  • Headlamp/Batteries
  • Extra Flashlight/Batteries
  • Candle Lantern
  • Spare Candles
  • 50′ Lashing Cord 3- 4 mm
  • 4 Carabineers
  • 3 Static cord prussic slings 6-8mm
  • Tubular Webbing
  • 2 Qt. Size H2O Bottles
  • 2 Insulated Bottle Covers

Head:

  • Wool/ Pile Hat, Balaclava
  • Sun/Glacier Glasses , Ski Goggles
  • Face Mask
  • *Baseball or sun hat

Upper Body:

  • Long Undershirts – Wicking
  • Wool/Fleece Pullover – Med.
  • Wool/Pile/Down Sweater/Jacket
  • Winter Parka With Hood
  • *Neck Warmer

Hands:

  • Glove Liners-Wool or Synthetic
  • Wool/Synthetic/Pile Mittens
  • Over mitts – Gore-tex Preferred
  • *Muff Hand Warmer
  • *Chemical Hand warmers

Lower Body:

  • Underwear – Wicking
  • Long Underwear – Wicking
  • Wool/Pile Pants/Bibs –
  • Heavy Shell Pants, Gore-Tex
  • Fleece or down pants
  • *Nylon/Fleece Shorts

Feet:

  • Thin Liner Socks – 2+Pairs
  • Wool/Synthetic Socks-2+Pairs
  • Mountaineering/ski Boots
  • Gaiters
  • Vapor barrier socks (maybe improvised)
  • *Over boots
  • *Down/Synthetic Booties
  • *Chemical Toe Warmers

Personal Gear:

  • Toilet Paper/Tissues
  • Toothbrush and Paste
  • Chap Stick
  • Sunscreen,
  • Any Medications Needed
  • Glasses (Contacts must be backed up with regular glasses)
  • *Pack Towel, *Moist Towelettes
  • *Pee Bottle/Container

Sleeping System:

  • Synthetic/Down Bag rated for -10 F or less
  • Sleeping Pad, Sleeping bag cover
  • Ground Cloth
  • *Fleece Bag Liner
  • *Vapor Barrier bag Liner

Pack & Packing:

  • Large Internal Frame Pack
  • Assorted Stuff Sacks
  • Assorted Compression Sacks
  • Pack Rain cover
  • *Sled or Paulk & Harness

Travel Equipment:

  • Crampons
  • Snow Shovel
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Transceiver
  • Alpine Ice axe
  • Snowshoes (with claws) or Skies
  • * Ski Poles
  • *Climbing Skins/Adhesive/Wax
  • GPS
  • Repair Kit
  • *Wood Saw
  • *Camera/Film/Batteries
  • *Sit Pad

Kitchen:

  • Stove/Pump & Repair Parts(Group shared item)
  • Fuel Bottle/Pour Spout
  • Eating Utensils
  • Pan for melting snow
  • Zip Lock and Trash Bags
  • *Insulated Mug, *Stove Pad
  • *Plastic Plates
  • *Grill
  • *Teapot
  • *Vacuum Bottle
  • *Collapsible Bucket

Nourishment:

  • Menu must be submitted by each student prior to Field Exercise
  • 24 hours of Emergency Rations

Shelter:

Group shared item one “4 Season” tent that sleeps 2-4

The MTR Program is working to get Crampons, Ice axes, Avalanche Transceivers and Tents through a group rental for those participants that don’t have such items.  Email the IOR or the MTR Advisor if you need any of these items.