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Hamilton Outing Club

Winter Camping Equipment List: Adirondack Mountains

Upper Body Layers

__ 1 Synthetic T-shirt (opt.)
__ 1-2 Synthetic/Wool Mid-Weight Tops*
__ 1-2 Fleece Pullovers or Jackets*
__ 1 Fleece Vest (opt.)
__ 1 Waterproof Jacket*
__ 1 Synthetic/Down Parka*
__ 1-2 Synthetic Sport Bra/Tank (ladies only)


Lower Body Layers

__ 1 pair Synthetic Mid-Weight Bottoms*
__ 1 pair Expedition Weight Bottoms
__ I pair Fleece Pants*
__ 1 pair Waterproof Pants*
__ 1 pair Insulated Synthetic/Down Pants (opt.)
__ 2-3 pair Synthetic Underwear/Boxers


Other Clothing

__ Wool or Fleece Hat*
__ Really, Really Warm Gloves/Mittens!
__ 1-2 pair Liner Gloves
__ 1 pair Insulated Work Gloves (opt.)
__ Sun Hat (Baseball cap)
__ 3-4 pair Wool/Synthetic Hiking Socks*
__ 1-2 pair Synthetic Liner Socks (opt.)
__ 1-2 Bandanas
__ Neck Gaiter or Balaclava*


Eating/Drinking System

__ 1 Quart-Size Nalgene Water Bottle*
__ Bowl* (Tupperware w/ a lid works great)
__ Spoon*
__ Thermos*
__ Insulated Mug*


Footwear

__ 1 pair Ski or Mountaineering* Boots
__ Skis or Snowshoes*
__ 1 pair Gaiters*


Personal Equipment

__ Backpack (90+L or 5,500 cubic inches)*
__ Synthetic Sleeping Bag rated to 0ºF or lower*
__ Compression Stuff Sack for Sleeping Bag*
__ 2 Sleeping Pads*
__ Small Knife (Swiss-Army type)
__ Headlamp*
__ 2 sets spare Headlamp Batteries
__ Whistle*


Group Equipment

__ Stove*
__ Fuel Bottles*
__ White Gas (2 Liters per group of 4 per day)
__ Lighters*
__ Tents (3-4 Season Tents)*
__ 1-2 Shovels
__ 1-2 Zip Medium-Large Duffels (for food)
__ Ziplocks (for food)
__ Food (2.25 pounds per person per day)


Miscellaneous

__ Lip Balm
__ Sunscreen
__ Sun Glasses and/or Ski Goggles
__ Toiletries (toothbrush, tooth paste, comb, etc.)
__ Prescription Medications
__ Prescription Glasses/Contacts (Bring a spare)
__ Small Book or Journal
__ Camera (opt.)
__ 2-3 Stuff Sacks*
__ Trash Bags* (for lining stuff sacks & packs)

Any item with an asterisk (*) can be borrowed from the Hamilton Outing Club during club open hours.

Items marked as optional (opt.) are not necessary but make winter camping a lot more comfortable!