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General Overnight Trip Packing List

We will provide most of the necessary equipment needed for camping and any technical aspect of the trip. You will need to bring the following items listed below. Please keep in mind that the weather can change rapidly. Wool and synthetic blends are always preferred over cotton clothing. Try to bring clothes that allow you to "layer": remove and add as temperature and weather changes. Storage space is limited, so please pack with this in mind.

This is a general packing list. Please check the weather and plan accordingly. Always put your name on the items you bring.

Items to Bring:

  • Water Bottles (2 1 liter water bottles)
  • Rain Gear including a water proof jacket and pants
    • Rain gear is available for rent in the OA Rental Office
  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts
  • Long Pants
  • Underwear
  • Cotton Socks (2 pair)
  • Wool/Synthetic Socks (2-3 pair) (Texas Trip/Oct-April)
  • Long Sleeve Shirt (synthetic or wool)
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullover (Texas Trip /Oct April)
  • Gloves (Texas Trip /Oct April)
  • Warm Hat (Texas Trip /Oct April)
  • Long Underwear top and bottom (Texas Trip /Oct April)
  • Sun Hat
  • Hiking Boots (if hiking or backpacking)
  • Athletic Shoes (closed toed tennis shoes or trail shoes)
  • Rafting shoes (if applicable)
  • Sunscreen and chap stick
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect Repellent
  • Bible, notepad, pen/pencil
  • Several Zip lock Bags
  • 2 Large Trash Bags (backpacking only)
  • Bandanna (2)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra Batteries for camera and headlamp
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Towel/washcloth
  • Pillow (optional)
  • Cup/Mug
  • Bowl/Plate
  • Eating Utensils

Do Not Bring:
CD players, iPods, electronic games, valuables, pets, fireworks, weapons, alcohol, tobacco, or drugs (unless prescribed by a physician)

Equipment We Provide:

  • Backpacks
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Tarps (when appropriate)
  • Cook Stoves
  • Cook Pots
  • Climbing/Technical Gear (climbing trips only)
  • Paddling gear (paddling trips only)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Compass/Maps

Department of Campus Recreation
One Bear Place #97100
Waco, TX 76798
254.710-SLIC (7542)
254.710.3315
254.710.3418 (fax)

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