PACKING LIST: FMA and Wilderness Skills Camp

Hello everyone. I have put up the packing list for the FMA Camp. It looks like a lot, but it is not really. You are welcome to source your own items at any location, just as long as you have them for camp. If you have a decent pack back and sleeping bag, then you should only need to spend less than $100 on this gear. It may be warm that weekend, but the weather in TN can turn quickly. So please be prepared with a Pair of Long Pants and Shorts (preferably cargos). You can bring any additional clothing as you see fit (jacket, long sleeve shirt, etc). But remember you will be hiking about 5 miles to get to the camp site, so plan accordingly. I weighed everything on the packing list and it comes in at about 25lbs. If you are worried, you can always over pack, and we will sort it out before we step off on Friday night (4/21/2017) at 6:30PM.

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FMA OUTDOOR CAMP MANDATORY PACKING LIST:

MUST HAVE:

Large Back Pack Comfortably hold 30lbs (ANY)

Medium-Large Knife and One Small Knife (ANY) (One is None Two is One)

Fire Starter/Striker (I RECOMMEND KERSHAW), Lighter, Matches, and a Candle (One is None Two is One)

50ft Parachute Chord (AMAZON)

8×10 (or close to size) Tarp with Eye Loops (WALMART OZARK TRAIL)

Rain Poncho (ANY)

Emergency Space Blanket (AMAZON under $2)

2 Military Canteens and Canteen Cups (3 Liters of Water) (AMAZON or SURPLUS STORE)

Work Gloves (ANY)

3 Pairs of Socks Comfortable Athletic Shoes/ Boots (Should Be Broken In)

Foot Powder

Compass Lensatic Marching Compass (AMAZON)

Military GTA 5-2-12 Protractor (AMAZON)

Pencil with Eraser, Fine Point Marker

Small Note Book

Quality Sleeping Bag (ANY/ I Recommend US ARMY Modular Sleep System) (EBAY or SURPLUS)

Tooth Brush/ Paste, Hand Sanitizer and Antibacterial Wipes (Personal Hygiene)

2 Sticks and 1 TRAINING Knife

—RECOMMENDED SOURCES AND USEFUL LINKS FOR THE MANDATORY PACKING LIST—

Lensatic Compass $10
http://www.amazon.com/Hiking-Compass-Military…/…/ref=sr_1_7…

GTA-5 Protractor $5
http://www.amazon.com/VOSS-SIGNS-GTA-5-2-12-P…/…/ref=sr_1_5…

Ranger Beads/ Pace Counter $10 (NOT NECESSARY, BUT GOOD TO HAVE) 2 OPTIONS
http://www.amazon.com/Ranger-Black-Skull-Klic…/…/ref=sr_1_5…

http://www.amazon.com/Rothco-7157-Pace-…/…/ref=pd_sim_200_3…

Canteens and Cup X2 (Plastic is Cheaper, But Stainless Steel is Available)
http://www.amazon.com/Rothco-Piece-Quart-Cant…/…/ref=sr_1_1…

Parachute Chord 50ft ($5)
http://www.amazon.com/Paracord-Planet-Asso…/…/ref=sr_1_sc_1…

Emergency Space Blanket $4
http://www.amazon.com/Emergency-Mylar-Blanket…/…/ref=sr_1_4…

Ozark Trail 8X10 Tarp $11 or cheaper in Store
http://www.walmart.com/…/Ozark-Trail-Heavy-Duty-Ta…/35736815

Israeli First Aid Bandage $6 (NOT NECESSARY BUT GOOD TO HAVE FOR HANDS ON TRAINING)
http://www.amazon.com/Israeli-Army-Dress…/…/ref=sr_1_2_a_it…

Fire Striker (I RECOMMEND KERSAW)

—RECOMMENDED BRANDS FOR PACK, SLEEPING BAG, AND PANTS (Any Will Do)—

Back Pack Options (Vertx Gamut Plus ($220) is my favorite bag but any will do also Shop around for 3 Day assault packs or go to your local Army Surplus store and pick up a used Alice Pack with Frame ($60)
http://www.amazon.com/Vertx-Gamut-Plus-Black-…/…/ref=sr_1_1…

http://www.amazon.com/Condor-Assault-Pack-Ol…/…/ref=sr_1_19…

Sleep System : Purchase Grade 1 or Grade 2 ($180 or $140)
http://www.midwayusa.com/…/military-surplus-mss-30-degree-4…

LA Police Gear Tactical Rip Stop Cargo Pants $22 (These are the best pants for the money ANYWHERE)
http://www.lapolicegear.com/basic-operator-pant-elastic.html

 

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