Emergency / Survival

This is a list of suggested items you may want to consider bringing for a group Emergency and Repair Kit. 
  • Emergency shelter (bivouac sack, lightweight tarp)
  • First-aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Fire starting kit (matches, lighter, starting fuel) OR lightweight emergency stove
  • Small emergency pot
  • Ensolite or foam pad
  • Emergency communication device (such as SPOT, inReach, satellite phone or PLB—Personal Locator Beacon)

Group Equipment

  • Hut Trip Confirmation/Door Lock Combination (printed copy/copies)
  • Trailhead/parking information
  • Guidebook/route descriptions
  • Topographic maps
  • Compass
  • GPS and extra batteries
  • Altimeter and extra batteries
  • Hand-held two-way radios for inter-group communication
  • Water and/or water source information
  • Water purification method
  • Bicycle repair kit

General Equipment

  • Backpack (If you are using a support vehicle, be prepared to carry your gear from the parking area to the hut. Gear carts are provided at most of the huts, but backpacks are recommended over duffle bags or suitcases.)
  • Daypack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal pillow/ XL twin sheet
  • Hiking boots/shoes
  • Hut slippers
  • Wool hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Baseball or sun hat
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottles (widemouth)
  • Flashlight/headlamp and extra batteries
  • Pocket knife
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal items (toothbrush/paste, medications, prescription glasses, earplugs, watch w/ alarm, wash cloth or travel towel)
  • Food (Be sure some food is edible without cooking, and that each person carries their own trail food.)
  • Cell phone and extra batteries/case (Coverage is not guaranteed anywhere in the backcountry – keep your phone off until you need it.)

Personal Clothing

  • Foundation/Base Layer
  • Long underwear top and bottom
  • Socks plus extra pair(s)
  • Warm/Insulating Layer
  • Fleece jacket/vest
  • Down/synthetic puff jacket
  • Pants
  • Weather/Waterproof Outer Layer
  • Jacket
  • Pants
  • During Hunting Season
  • Bright/orange clothing

Summer Equipment Check List PDF Download