Below are several guides providing general information on camping equipment, gear checklists for backpacking and camping, and tips on bear safety.
These guides provide tips for cold weather camping and winter backpacking. Some of these guides have been recycled from handouts for previous winter backpacking trips – ignore any comments about meeting times or schedules.
- Cold Weather Camping Guide (PDF)
- Winter Backpacking Gear Checklist (PDF)
- Winter Backpacking Trip Planning (PDF)
- Winter Backpacking Trip Preparation (PDF)
Here’s a guide for a new Scout’s first camp out.