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What to bring

Summer Field Study 2016 Equipment List

ESSENTIAL ITEMS: Students are responsible for providing the following:
• Tent – can be shared with 1, 2, or 3 other SFS students on the trip
• Sleeping bag – preferably rated to 20 degrees
• Bookbag for use as a Daypack
• 1-quart water bottle – put your name on it
• Mess kit
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• Knife, fork, and spoon
• Whistle on a lanyard
• Nylon stuff sack
• Plastic or metal cup – 16 oz. or bigger is preferable
• Sunglasses
• Chapstick
• Sunscreen – spf 30 or higher
• Insect repellent
• Rainsuit – a poncho is not sufficient – rain pants and jacket are necessary
• Stocking cap or other warm weather hat
• Toiletries - See Recommended Items
• Clothing - See Recommended Items – Students will be able to do laundry midway through the trip

RECOMMENDED ITEMS:
• Long pants – sweatpants, nylon pants
• Fleece pullover, sweatshirt, or sweater
• Shorts and t-shirts
• Underclothes - including one pair of thermal underwear tops and bottoms
• Socks (including at least one pair of wool or polypropylene socks)
• Warm jacket (a windbreaker with a liner is sufficient)
• Something to sleep in (a pullover or hooded sweatshirt is recommended)
• Winter gloves such as those you would use for skiing or sledding
• Swimsuit
• Footwear - 1 pair of sandals, 1 pair of hiking boots, 1 pair of comfortable shoes
• Visor or baseball hat to shade from the sun
• Travel alarm or watch with an alarm
• Hairbrush or comb
• Soap
• Shampoo
• Toothbrush and toothpaste
• Deodorant
• Razor
• Kleenex
• Towel and washcloth
• Plastic bag for wet towels, dirty laundry, etc.
• Moist towelettes
• Camera
• Stamps for postcards
• Money for souvenirs
• Extra contact lenses or glasses
• Medications (If you need special medication, be sure to take enough for at least two weeks – allergy tablets, etc.). We can usually make accommodations for special medication that needs storage, refrigeration, etc.