EQUIPMENTSleeping bagCompact, synthetic fiber filling.Good to around 30-40 degrees.Mummy shaped and not rectangular. stuff sackHighly recommended.A good compression sac will help save space and waterproof your sleeping bag. Sheath knifeThe blade should be a minimum of 0.25″ thick.Full tang blades are highly recommended.The blade should be at least 6″ long.This is a tool for chopping and batoning.The top part of the knife’s handle should be level with or slightly below the top edge of your belt when it is in the sheath. Survival Knife ReviewMugMilitary grade, thermoset plastic available for purchase at The Barn.A sturdy cup with a handle.Used for coffee, tea, cocoa, tang, pudding, pie and of course water.Belt pouchUseful for keeping certain items very accessable. Survival KitMust carry on your person and not in a backpack.Candidates will make kits at The Barn.sewing KitFor when you get a training patch, voyageur tab or rip something that needs to be stitched back together.Put into a pill bottle, a bobbin full of upholstery thread (very strong) or floss, 2-3 needles, several pins, and a small Swiss Army knife with scissors. A piece of cloth for patching.Hygiene KitStore these items in a waterproof container like a small peanut butter jar or bag.Small deodorant, small toothbrush, travel toothpast, floss, baby powder, camp soap, mirror, contact lense case & solution, comb, nail clippers.Small towelSmall and quick drying. BandanaMultipurpose piece of cloth. Toilet paperStored in a waterproof container or bag.Traditional and/or coin type. Storage containerUsed for toilet paper coins or matches. matchesStrike-anywhere type matches.Waterproofed. compassSomething simple but reliable. rope3/16 or 1/4 diameter.Nylon or paracord.(4) pieces of 8’ length. sunglassesLong exposure to light reflected off the water will result in eye discomfort.Polarized sunglasses suited for fishing work well.Use of a lanyard is advised.This is a common item to break or lose. FlashlightSomething LED, waterproof.Bring spare AA or AAA batteries. headlampOptional.Something LED, waterproof.Bring spare AA or AAA batteries. insect repellantKeep a bottle of bug spray handy for when the bugs get really bad. Sun screenSpray or lotion.Waterproof.Water reflects sunlight.SPF strong enough to protect your skin type. raingearWarning: FrogToggs are not durable and melt near fire.Warning: Ponchos blow in the wind and are hazardous when swimming. watchKeep in touch with the time. notebookBring your own or use the community notebook. boot treatmentTake care of your boots and they will take care of your feet.3 treatments of waterproofing works great for most boots.KG’s Boot Guard KG-Xtreme Waterproofing Oilboot lacesAlways nice to have a spare. personal flotationOptional.Group provides PFDs. paddleOptional.Group provides paddles. Hydration bladderOptional.Can be attached to pack of personal PFD. kukriPermission from leader required. mulitoolA handy tool to have in the kitchen and elsewhere.