A Trailman’s Camping Essentials

A Trailman knows to be prepared for anything when camping outside the safety of their home. Whether he is in the backyard, a state/national park, or even in the wild, unknowns exist. A Trailman must be ready for danger, excitement, and the risks that may lurk around each corner.

For some, this may be there first time camping and they are either eager or apprehensive. For others, he  may be the resident expert and leader. Regardless of your experience, we’ve prepared an essential packing list for the Trailman and their parents so they know what they may need to bring on one of our camping trips.

The troop leaders will bring the group essentials such as firewood and a chuck box which includes: a camping stove, cooking utensils, and pots & pans.

Food will be be dependent on the camping situation and will vary by event.

Camping Equipment
❑ Tent or tarp, poles, and stakes
❑ Waterproof ground cloth or plastic sheet
❑ Sleeping bag, pillow, sleeping pad
❑ Cup, bowl, plate, knife, fork, spoon, mesh bag

Clothes Bag
❑ Trail Life uniform – Class A, B, C
❑ Poncho or raincoat
❑ Warm jacket or coat
❑ Pajamas or sweatshirt, sweatpants
❑ Underwear
❑ Weather appropriate clothing (shorts/pants, T-shirts/long sleeves)
❑ Durable shoes
❑ Hat or cap
❑ Gloves
❑ Extra socks, shoes, other extra clothing

Family Gear
❑ Lawn or camping chairs
❑ Cooler or ice chest
❑ Cot or pad
❑ Cooking equipment as necessary

Restroom Kit
❑ Toothpaste, toothbrush, comb
❑ Washcloth or loofah, towel
❑ Soap/Shampoo in container
❑ Toilet paper
❑ Extra plastic bag or container

First Aid
❑ First aid kit
❑ Water bottle
❑ Flashlight, bulb, batteries
❑ Sunscreen
❑ Insect repellent
❑ Whistle
❑ Safety pins

❑ Camera
❑ Binoculars
❑ Sunglasses
❑ Notebook and pencil
❑ Nature books

Program/Seasonal Options
❑ Swimsuit, towel
❑ Fishing gear
❑ Work gloves

Preparation is key. It may take awhile to obtain and gather all these necessary items, but once you have built yourself a camping supply box it’ll be much easier the next time. The best part is that when we get out in nature with our boys, the preparations allow the time we have out there to be fun and relaxing.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
― Abraham Lincoln