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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.

47 Comments on Gear checklists for your next trip

  1. Gotta read this

  2. NewScout97 // June 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm // Reply

    I’m new to Boy Scouts, and haven’t bought my gear yet. About how much will it cost ad what will I need? Should I buy from the BSA website?

  3. Why don’t you simply ask your SPL or Scoutmaster for a check list for the outing? Simple! Our unit posts them on our Troop’s web site and news letters.

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  5. Hey boys life, could you do a checklist for a fishing trip?ī€™

  6. wish they had an actual check off list that could be printed for each thing
    is so great and Iā€™m so happy I found it

  7. wish they had an actual check off list that could be printed for each thing

  8. canadain scout // July 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm // Reply


  9. I need to write this down soon

  10. I’m putting my checklists into my PDA, with the rest of my scouting information.

  11. i wish u could download it

  12. it’s called a SPACEBAG TM

  13. DonkeyKong // August 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm // Reply

    What if you don’t have enough room for all that clothing?

  14. it is cool

  15. awsome cool

  16. Sweet! I never knew that!

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

  18. 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!

  19. this is like…a campers dream come true

  20. 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!!!!

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

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

    cool it is

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

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

  25. Now I can be a happy camper šŸ™‚

  26. 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.

  27. nice

  28. 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

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

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

  31. 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!

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

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

  33. 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!!!

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

  35. it is so cool

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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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