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Basic Class Needed Items

Basic Survival Equipment List

  • Camping is Primitive and Walk-In Only
  • Food is not provided, so bring adequate food and snacks
  • Electrolyte drink mixes are recommended (Gatorade, Powerade, or Jello)
  • Port-a-Potties are located 400 yards from Base Camp and serve as the only means of restroom facilities

The following items are the REQUIRED Items to be used for the completion of the Pathfinder Basic Survival course. Each student MUST have their own equipment to complete the required deliverable tasks. While you may substitute items, doing so is at your own risk and may prevent you from completing assigned tasks.

NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO ORDER ITEMS FROM SELF RELIANCE OUTFITTERS YOU MUST DO SO NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CLASS TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR GEAR. ORDERS CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO THE SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR PICK UP.

The 10 C's of Survivability refer to the 10 Categories of Tools used in survival. Please separate the 10 C's into an easily manageable backpack or haversack (shoulder bag) as these are the primary tools you will utilize:

1) Cutting Tools:

  • Knife: Should be non-coated with a 90 degree spine.
    • We recommend the Mora Bushcraft Black, Mora Garberg, or PKS Scorpion.
  • Folding Saw
    • We recommend the Bahco Laplander

 

2) Combustion Devices: Fire Kit Components

  • Two Bic Lighters
  • 5x Magnifying Glass
  • 1/2” x 6” Ferrocerium Rod (DO NOT bring a small one!)

 

3) Cover: Emergency Shelter

  • Grabber 5x7 Space Blanket
  • Four, 3mil, 55 gallon Drum Liners
  • One Queen Size Wool Blanket or Two Twin Size
    • We recommend the Pathfinder Queen Size Wool Blanket

4) Cordage:

  • 25ft Paracord
  • 100ft #36 Tarred Bankline

 

5) Container: Drinking & Cooking

  • Pathfinder 32oz Bottle and Nesting Cup

 

 

6) Compass

  • Must have bezel ring, sighting mirror and magnifying lens and non-lensatic
  • We recommend the Suunto MC-2

 

7) Cloth & Repair

  • 3' x 3' of 100% Cotton Material (Shemagh or XXXL Orange T Shirt)
  • 3 100% Cotton Bandanas
  • One #14 Sail Needle

 

8) Candling Device: Lighting

  • Headlamp with Spare Batteries

 

9) Cargo: Tape

  • 1 Large Roll of Gorilla Tape (Not Standard Duct Tape)

 

10) Combination Tool: Multi Tools

  • Leatherman Style Multi Tool
  • All Weather Notebook/ Journal
  • 3 Pencils/ All Weather Pens

 

Additionally you will need:

  • Clothes appropriate for weather conditions in Southeast Ohio (Check the weather for Jackson, OH)
  • Appropriate Hygiene Items
  • Bring any food & snacks that you need (no meals are provided)
  • Bring any and all medications for personal use including bug sprays (especially those that repel ticks) as well as first aid items that are appropriate for the outdoor environment (especially items for poison ivy).

 

You may camp with a Tent or Hammock and you are not limited to what you may bring, however, these items MUST be packed away by the morning of Day 2, this does include coolers. We recommend leaving coolers in vehicle and taking items out as needed during breaks as they are given.

 

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