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Gear checklists for your next trip

checklist-200x148You’re frantic. Panicked even. In exactly one hour, your troop is heading out the door on an outing — and you’re stuggling to pack. What clothes do you need to bring? How about extra gear?

No worries.

Just take a deep breath and use these handy checklists. You’ll find one for most outdoor adventures, plus insider tips from our experts and a couple of surprise things you didn’t know you needed.

29 Comments on Gear checklists for your next trip

  1. awsome cool

  2. Sweet! I never knew that!

  3. Stick 1 or 2 dryer sheets in your uniform shoulder loops.
    This is a good mosqito repellent

  4. another thing you could do is: print the lists on color-coded cardstock printing paper (red for essentials, orange for warm, dark blue for cold, aqua for paddling and green for bicycling), and then laminate them. they will be durable, easy to find and recognize, and you will be able to use expo marker on them!

  5. this is like…a campers dream come true

  6. smartcamper // June 26, 2009 at 3:59 pm // Reply

    Print out one list, flip the page over, and print another list on the back. Now you only use up two pages of paper. Once the ink is dry get the lists laminated. Now instead of printing out a new list every time you can just use a expo marker and wipe the list off when your done Go Green!!!!

  7. the printable versions are nice, but i wish you could print every list at once

  8. darth yoda // June 2, 2009 at 6:43 am // Reply

    cool it is

  9. I love this btu they need to do moer stuf

  10. You guys supply insightful info. And I would suggest any troop to cut and paste in to handouts to the scouts.

  11. Now I can be a happy camper :)

  12. NYC WB Owl // April 17, 2009 at 6:24 am // Reply

    I am always forgetting stuff after 35 years in Scouting. I probably forget these lists too. LOL

    I’ do my best though.

  13. nice

  14. these lists arent the best. personally i think bl should have a section where we can make our own lists based on these. how about it?

    happy camping! 637x

  15. There should be a list for a rainy outing.

  16. Every time i go camping, i look at the list. it has been so helpful

  17. These are good lists. It should be pointed out to scouts, however, that their Scout Handbook provides the basic lists — Scouts should always remember this important reference first!

  18. boy scouts rocks // March 5, 2009 at 3:56 pm // Reply

    This is so great and I’m so happy I found it

  19. I have a friend who dosen’t know very much of anything of scouting. This data should help him know a lot more know! Thanks Boyslife!!!

  20. I never knew that I needed some of this stuff. This has made camping a lot more fun!

  21. it is so cool

  22. I agree with you Upton. I have the very same problems as you do. I forget everything that I need and then I just do nothing.

  23. Wow, This is really great! Now we don’t have to worry about not having the correct gear. Thank You So Much.

  24. This is information is an asset. I am a very forgetful person now-a-days when it comes to packing. Now, I have nothing to worry about.

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