What To Bring

Important Note: The following requirements are not meant to place an undue financial burden on families. Please use old clothes, thrift stores, borrow from friends, etc. If there are concerns about how to procure certain items, please consult with your ward leaders, on contact the Trek Committee for ideas/help.

The following are to be packed into 5 Gallon Bucket

Items to bring inside a labeled 5-gallon bucket with lid (everything must fit):

Basic Clothing (Men & Women) Anything not worn on day 1, put into the bucket:

  • Sturdy, durable hiking/walking shoes. They should be thoroughly broken in and comfortable before the Trek. DO NOT use brand new shoes. No sandals, flip flops, slip-on, etc.
  • 2-3 Pairs of sturdy socks. Preferably moisture-wicking synthetic or wool hiking socks. Cotton socks are discouraged.
  • 2 Pairs nylon stockings (knee high or no-show; doesn’t matter) to wear under hiking socks. These reduce friction and prevent blisters (Optional but recommended)
  • 2 additional sets of underclothing (full coverage underwear to prevent chafing)
  • Warm pajamas or sweats and beanie cap (for sleeping only)
  • Moisture-wicking tight workout shorts to be worn under pants/skirt (Optional but recommended to prevent chafing)
  • 1 Pair work gloves (to prevent blisters while pushing/pulling handcart)
  • Rain Poncho

Men’s Additional Clothing Requirements (wear one, pack the rest):

  • 2 Pair full-length pants, light colors will be cooler – NO SHORTS PLEASE
  • 1 belt or suspenders
  • 2 Long sleeve button shirts, light-colored may be cooler. Can take the collar off an old dress shirt to make a “pioneer” shirt. (NO t-shirts, logos/graphics please)
  • 1 Western style hat w/ brim

Women’s Additional Clothing Requirements (wear one, pack the rest):

  • 2 Mid-calf length dresses or skirts with long sleeve (or 3/4 sleeve) blouses – light colors will be cooler (skirt must be above the ankles for walking)
  • 1-2 Pairs of yoga capris or knee-length yoga shorts (Optional: can make bloomers out of old PJ pants or scrubs with elastic on the legs)
  • 1 Apron w/ pockets (Optional, but very useful)
  • 1 Pioneer bonnet w/ neck flap to protect from the sun or a brimmed hat

Personal Items (placed into 5-gallon buckets or pockets)

  • Any prescription medication needed on the trail (to be turned in to Ma’s & Pa’s for distribution)
  • Lip balm or chapstick
  • Travel sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (Optional)
  • Hand towel, comb or brush
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Hand soap (travel size)
  • Deodorant (travel size)
  • Band-Aids if needed
  • Scriptures (not electronic please)
  • Women – feminine hygiene items

Items to bring inside a labeled plastic garbage bag:

  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 1 small pillow
  • 1 Old blanket (wool if possible)
  • 1 Old coat or jacket
  • A sheet of plastic or tarp to cover ground & sleeping bag in the unlikely event of rain

Please do not bring:

  • Electronic devices of any kind
  • Baseball caps, shorts, Immodest clothing of any kind
  • Toys or games (footballs, frisbees, cards, etc.)
  • Canned or bottled drinks, candy, snacks (food and snacks will be provided)

We rely on your good discretion what not to bring if not on the list.