Snowshoeing Packing List

Sean Warner —  February 27, 2018 — Leave a comment



Here is the packing list for this weekend’s campout:

Right now I am tracking 7 Scouts signed up and 3 adults.  I am also tracking that out of all of those, only 2 scouts and 1 adult need me to get them snowshoes.


  • Snowshoes and Trekking Poles ( I have those for those that requested them on the Website)
  • Backpack with Waterproof Bag (Could be a lawn/leaf garbage bag)
  • Sleeping Bag – 0 degrees (or have a bivy sack to put over it to make it warm to 0 Degrees)
  • Sleeping Pad (The foam ones are the best for cold weather or at least one with a high insulation factor)
  • Mess Kit with eating utensils
  • Two Liters of Water (One should be a Nalgene Bottle)
  • Ligher/Matches
  • Sunglasses or Snow Goggles (Preferred)
  • Clothes to match the weather (Down Jacket, Fleece, Base Layer, Insulation Layer)
  • Beanie Cap (Warm)
  • Warm Gloves
  • Wool Socks and one or two extra pairs
  • Head Lamp
  • Hand Warners ( I will provide)
  • Head Lamp with spare batteries
  • Gators (Good Idea to have these. Some Snow Pants have these built in)
  • Hand Sanitizer (For for starting fires too)
  • Tiinder (Dryer Lint works awesome)
  • If you have them: Snow Shovel
  • Some money to get lunch/snack/warm drink on the way back
  • Toilet Paper
  • Chapstick or equivalent
  • Insulated Waterproof Hiking Boots (No Sneakers!)
  • Optional : GPS, Compass, Map of area,
  • A list of rank advancements you need to accomplish!!!
  • Toothbrush
  • Wetwipes
  • Positive Attitude
  • Permission slip 

Troop gear:

  • Tent
  • Water Purification Pump
  • Jet Boil Stoves
  • Compasses
  • Food to be purchased by – Mark P (From what the SPL told me)

I will inspect sleeping bags prior to going. This is the most important part!!


Time Line:

March 3:

0700: Meet in the church parking lot

0730: Depart for Sentinel Point Trail in Florissant, CO

0900 – UTC: Hike Trail, Set Up Camp, Avalanche Safety Training, Build Snow Shelters, Cold Weather Training and Playing.

March 4th:

0900: Depart Camp

1000: Depart to the Church

1100 or earlier: Arrive at the Church

Cost: $15 per scout (This will cover the food and extra stuff like handwarmers and such)  Pay Treasurer

Snowshoe rental: FREE! Thank UpaDowna!

Location: Sentinel Point Trail in Florissant



Food:  Mark P is buying

Merit Badge Accomplishment: Snow Sports Merit Badge

Skill Accomplishment:  Winter Survival and Fun

Cold Weather Safety COLDER

How to Build a Quinzee Snow Shelter


Thanks Sean


Sean Warner


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