What do I Need to Bring to Class

Actually all you really need to bring is a tent, sleeping bag and knife (if you have one).  If not you can buy one at class for under $20 or use one of our “loaner” knives)

With that said here is a check list of things you may want to consider bring to make the week a little more comfortable and enjoyable enjoyable for you…

o  Tent with rain fly
o   Sleeping Bag (at least a 40 o  bag summer / 20o fall)
o   Ground Pad
o   Separate pair of Wool Socks to only be used to sleep in (yes, even in the summer)
o   Mess Kit (Plate, Spoon, Fork, Knife, and Cup)
o   Sharp Knife (I will have “Frost” Knives available for loan or purchase for $12)
o   Small file and small saw for assisting in carving notches in wood for traps (optional)
o   Flashlight or headlamp
o  Long sleeve shirt (for a possible cool nights or mosquito protection)
o  Tick Repellant (Permanone Permethrin Spray is one type used on clothing only that works well)
o   Work gloves (for gathering wood and handling hot rocks)
o   Towel and Bathing Suit (Burr Oak State Park / lake are 15 minutes away – a great “shower” substitute)
o   Rain Gear (and footgear for rain and mud)
o   Personal Items (anything you may want to have with you to make yourself more comfortable)
o   Notebook and Pen (for taking notes)
o   Small frying pan 3”-4” in diameter (optional)
o   Peterson’s Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants (optional)– available at book stores or on-line
o   Newcomb’s Field Guide to Edible Plants (optional) – both field guides are available at book stores  or on-line
o   Small Chair (optional but REALLY nice to have for your comfort around the campfire)
o   Snacks for your personal (or shared) consumption
o   Any of your own personal “survival gear” you may want to “try out”