1    sack lunch to be eaten after arrival at Base Camp.  Pack only non-carbonated drinks.  Consuming carbonated soda before hiking is not healthy.

1    large duffel bag or flour sack for your gear (line it with one of the heavy-duty plastic garbage bags and come with all your gear inside).  No back packs.

1    warm sleeping bag

1    old blanket  (wool if possible)

1    jacket or long-sleeved sweatshirt

1    rain poncho or similar rain gear

1    plastic tarp to serve as a ground sheet and shelter from rain

1    old pair of tennis shoes or closed-toe water shoes (these may get wet)

1    pair of “broken in” shoes to hike in  (Don’t buy new ones.  Sturdy running or ‘tennis’ shoes will work fine if you don’t have hiking boots.)

4    pairs of sturdy socks (one pair you wear & bring 3 – you may want to bring thin liner socks as well)

3    sets of underclothing (one you wear & bring 2)

1    refillable water bottle

1    pie/metal plate and 1 large spoon

1    small hand towel and a comb or brush

1    toothbrush & toothpaste

5    band-aids and medication listed on the permission/medical release form only

1    set of old scriptures & pen in a Ziploc bag

2    heavy-duty plastic garbage bags

-     Chapstick, insect/mosquito repellent, sun block/sunscreen, deodorant


2    pair of khakis, canvas or cotton pants (no denim levis or jeans), one you wear & one you bring

2    long-sleeved shirts (no T-shirts), one you wear & one you bring

1    wide-brimmed western style hat (no baseball hats)

1    pair pajamas

1    pair suspenders (optional)


2    ankle-length, long-sleeved dresses or skirts and blouses (no denim or T-shirts), one you wear & one you bring (keep in mind you may get wet, so make sure clothing will be modest when wet)

1    bonnet or straw hat

1    pair of knee-length bloomers (can be made out of knee length shorts, yoga pants, capris )

1    apron with large pockets

1    cotton or flannel nightgown (must not be see-through)

-     feminine hygiene supplies


Leave your contacts at home, bring a pair of glasses instead

Pocket knife (no sheath knife)

Work gloves

You will arrive dressed in pioneer clothing.  Buy as much of your clothing as possible at second-hand or thrift stores.  Don’t wear good clothing that you wouldn’t want to subject to heavy use.