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A Christmas Wish List for Scouts

Scouts, here are some ideas of things to ask Santa to bring you for Christmas:

  • Scout handbook
  • Scout uniform
  • Backpack (internal frame 4500-5500 cubic inches or external frame 3500-4500 cubic inches)
  • Sleeping bag (20-30 degree, compression sack is nice)
  • Rain coat, rain pants
  • Camp chair
  • Nalgene water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Synthetic T-shirts, socks
  • Watch
  • Compass (orienteering type, e.g. Silva Starter or Silva Explorer)
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Trekking poles
  • Hiking shoes
  • Money for camp and outings
  • Pocket knife (must have Totin’ chip)
  • Fleece pullover

Wildernesss Survival Weekend and Personal Survival Kit Contest

Guys, here are flyers on our upcoming Wilderness Survival weekend and the contest we’re having to make a personal survival kit:

2011-03-26 Wilderness Survival Weekend

2011-03-21 Survival Kit Contest

How do you identify and treat hypothermia?

From Outside Online magazine: How do you identify and treat hypothermia?

To Build a Fire

As we move into winter and think about being prepared in the wilderness, I’m reminded of the 1908 short story by Jack London, “To Build a Fire.” Everyone who goes into the back country during winter should read this tale.

To Build a Fire