Tamarack Scout Recommended |
Tamarack have been working closely with Scout leaders over the past year, and through demand from them they have asked us to put together a Scout specific equipment list that all good Scouts should carry.
You may find as a parent or guardian that the majority of this equipment is on the expensive side. This is because it has been tried and tested in the field and will last a lot longer, if cared for, than cheaper items. A lot of the equipment will carry the Scout into adulthood, and maybe even passed on to the next generation.
Knife - Hultafors Craftsman or Safety or Mora Companion
Saw - Bahco Laplander
Multitool - Leatherman Kick or Gerber Suspension
Axe - Hultafors Trekking or Agdor Trekking
Crook knife - either Frost 162, 163 or 164
Sharpening Stone - Spyderco Double Stuff
Diamond Steel - Buck tapered sharpener
Or Tamarack Axe & Knife Maintenance Kit complete
Rucksack - Deuter ACT lite 40 + 10 or Futura 32, 38 or 42
Dry bags - Exped, assorted sizes, Aloksak assorted sizes
Tarp - DD or Tatonka
Sleeping Bag - Snugpak The Sleeping Bag or Helsport Alta.
Sleeping Bag Liner - Lifeventure Silk liner.
Sleeping Mat - Multimat
Water purification - Aquapure Traveller
Water bottle - Lifeventure or Sigg
Flask - Lifeventure
Water bladder - 4 litre Ortleib
Water hydration system - 2 or 3 litre Source Clear
Eating & Cooking
Food - Look What We Found boil in the bag meals.
Knife, fork, spoon - Snowpeak, Primus or Lifventure.
Cooking Pot - Zebra, Snowpeak, or Tatonka.
Bowl & plate - Tatonka or Snowpeak
Mug - Tatonka or Snowpeak
Folding mug - Foldacup
Stove - Trangia & 0.5 litre fuel bottle or Primus Express Spider and gas
Wash bag - Deuter wash centre 1 or 2
Towel - Lifeventure Trek Towel
Soap - Lifeventure All Purpose Soap, Dry wash Gel
Foot powder - Care Plus menthol
Wet wipes - Care Plus Pro Hygiene
Toilet - Shewee ( ladies only )
Sink bowl - Sea-to Summit kitchen sink 5 litres
Accessories - Nalgene Medium Travel Kit
First Aid & Survival
First Aid Kit - Lifeventure Trek.
Bug protection - Wilma Nordic summer ( tin & tincture ), Lifeventure headnet, sunscreen and bug repellent.
Whistle - Fox 40
Survival blanket - Lifesystems Blizzard Blanket
Storm shelter - Lifesystems Bothy Shelter 2 or 4
Tick protection - O-Tom Tick Twister
Spark - Light My Fire Army Firesteel
Tinder - Hammaro paper or Wetfire
Matches - Lifesystems windproof matches
Compass - Silva type 4
Grid reference - Silva Romer card
Mapcase - Silva Mapcase Path
Measuring distance - Silva map measurer
Note book - Rite-in-the-Rain
Pacing - Tally counter
Torch - Petzl Tikka Plus, Tikka XP or Myo RXP ( head torch)
Cord - 3,5,7mm Purlon
Tape - Unibond Duct tape
Attaching - Nite-Ize S-biner