Monday, June 28, 2010

Preparing for High Adventure

Personal Equipment

Lay of the Land -This program is part of your crew's first exposure to MOHAB. A brief history of the Boone and Crockett Club, their purpose and mission is part of this program as well as TRM Ranch and ERWCC operations. An introduction to the Rocky Mountain Front Range ecosystem, the Bob Marshall Wilderness area and its animals is a primary focus.


  • Pack with padded hip belt.
    • Internal frame, with a capacity of approximately 4,800 cubic inches
  • Pack cover (waterproof nylon)
  • Six to 12 1-gallon Zip Lock plastic bags to pack clothes


  • Sleeping bag in stuff sack lined with plastic bag
  • Sleeping clothes to be worn only in sleeping bag (T-shirt and gym shorts)
  • Straps to hold sleeping bag on pack
  • Foam sleeping pad (Therm-a-Rest)


Layer A (Hiking Clothes)

  • Hiking boots (well broken in)
  • Lightweight sneakers
  • Three pair of heavy socks
  • Three pair of lighter inner socks (merino wool)
  • Three changes of underwear
  • Two pair of hiking shorts
  • Two short-sleeve T-shirts
  • One hat (flexible, with brim)

Layer B (Cool Evening)

  • One long-sleeve shirt (wool)
  • One pair of long pants (fleece)
  • One pair of insulated underwear (wool)

Layer C (Cold)

  • One sweater or jacket (polar fleece)
  • One stocking cap (wool)
  • One pair of gloves

Layer D (Cold, Wet, Windy)

  • One rain suit (A)


  • Deep bowl (small, plastic)
  • Cup (measuring style)
  • Spoon
  • Three 1-quart water bottles (BB, A)

Personal and Miscellaneous

  • Small pocketknife (A)
  • Matches and lighter in waterproof container (BB, A)
  • Flashlight (small with extra batteries and bulb)
  • Bob Marshall map (A)
  • Two bandanas (BB)
  • Money ($10 to $20 in small bills)
  • Lip balm (at least SPF 25) such as ChapStick (BB, A)
  • Soap (biodegradable) (BB, S)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (BB)
  • Small hand towel
  • Ditty bag (for personal items in bear bag)
  • Digital Camera
  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Watch
  • Daypack for side hikes (S)


  • (BB) Packed together in a plastic bag to be placed in bear bag at night.
  • (S) Share with buddy.
  • (A) Easily accessible in pack or carried on person.
We are good to go...

Now for the Curriculum:
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