Packing List

This is the comprehensive list of equipment and supplies we took on our 3-person 6-week Jeep expedition across America. For most of the trip we were camping at established sites in state and national parks, though there were segments where we did hike-in back-country camping as well, so the packing list reflects items needed for both. Everything was packed into the back of our 4-door 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

FIELD EQUIPMENT – TEAM

CAMPSITE SHELTER
Base camp tent carry case
Base camp tent
Tent Poles
Tent Stakes
Tie Down Lines
tent footprint
3 Cots
Camp chairs or stools
Tarp
Off Lamp(s)
Off Lamp refills
camp flashlight (big one)
extra batteries Type ____ for camp flashlight
Small portable tent (for hike-in sites)

CAMPSITE TOOLS
Ax
Saw (small one)
Shovel (folding camp shovel)
Machette
Multi Tool (leatherman type)
mallet (for tent stakes, and also jeep)
Basic tools: pliers, screwdriver, hammer,
Tent floor brush
Para cord
Bungee cords
Duct Tape
Sewing / Repair Kit
Safety Pins
Plastic zip ties

CAMPSITE KITCHEN
Fire Starters
Matches
Lighter
small BBQ (pan and grill)
Charcoal briquettes (self lighting), as needed
Cooking Pot (for chile etc)
Frying pan
Lid that fits cooking pot and frying pan
Djezva (pot for brewing Turkish coffee)
Giant plastic “Africa” bowl
Colander
Knife (big for cutting meat/pineapples, etc)
Large Spoon/Ladle (for cooking/serving chile etc)
BBQ brush
tongs
Pot holder (or pot holder glove)
Can Opener
Bottle opener/Corkscrew
BBQ skewers
3 cups
3 plates
3 bowls
3 knives (or combined eating utensils)
3 forks (or combined eating utensils)
3 spoons (or combined eating utensils)
bucket
Pot Scrubber / Dobie pad / sponge
Camp soap
Dish towel
Paper towels
Aluminum foil
Trash bags
zip lock bags

POWER SUPPLIES
Solar battery
Solar panel
Cable for vehicle 12 volt
Cable for house plug
Booster cables
Surgemaster power strip w/2-prong adaptor

FIELD EQUIPMENT – INDIVIDUAL (x3)

CAMPING GEAR
Backpack
Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad
Bedding (sheet or blanket, as needed, optional)
Small camp pillow (as needed, optional)
Poncho
Camelback / Personal water bottle / canteen
Headlamp
Small personal flashlight
extra Type ___ flashlight batteries
Leatherman / swiss army knife
Binoculars
Watch
Compass
Carabineer(s)
Whistle
Key Chain/keys
Mirror (signaling)
trip notebook
Pen(s)

FIELD EQUIPMENT – MEDICAL

MEDICAL EMERGENCY SUPPLIES
Water purification tablets
Burn Pads (for real burns and severe sunburns)
emergency rehydration packs
Heat stroke/dehydration meds
3 survival blankets
Snake bite protocols
Back pain heat pads
Sling / splint
Knee brace
Ace bandage
Emergency dry ice pack

FIRST AID KIT
Band-aids
roll bandages
Scissors
safety pins
adhesive tape
tweezers
Gauze
swabs
antiseptic wipes
Eye drops / eye wash
Saline
alcohol pads
Personal medical information

MEDICINE
1 full treatment of antibiotic
advil
airborne
vitamins
Sudafed
immodium
systane eye drops
Benadryl
Personal medication

OUTDOORS
Sunscreen
Lip Balm w/Sunscreen
Insect Repellent
Anti-itch (post-insect bite) product

FIELD EQUIPMENT – HYGEINE

TOILETTRIES
Soap
Baby wipes
Moist Towelettes
Shampoo
hair brush/comb
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Listerine
Dental Floss
Toilet Paper
Hand sanitizing lotion
Deodorant
Razors
Feminine hygiene products
Bath towel

LAUNDRY
Laundry bag
Laundry soap

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

COMMUNICATIONS
ipod(s)
earbuds
iphone
ipod/iphone charger cable
ipod to jeep audio line-in cable
12-volt charger cable (car to ipod/iphone)
CB radio handset
CB radio battery pack/charger/batteries
CB radio cable
CB radio antennae
extra AA batteries
3 2-way radio handsets
2-way radio charger stand w/cable
additional mobile phone
charger cable for additional mobile

VIDEO EQUIPMENT
Video camera bag
Sony PD-170 with large eye piece, lens hood, strap and UV filter and manual
Sony ECM-NV1 microphone for on-camera (XLR) with windscreen
Sony VCL-HG0758 wide angle converter with 2 lens caps and carry pouch
Lens Hood for wide angle converter
LCD monitor hood for PD-170
Sony AC adaptor for PD-170 (two pieces)
3 Sony batteries
case for tripod
tripod
tripod plate
1 Senheiser Lavalier microphone with windscreen and clip
1 Senheiser ew100 SK100 Bodypak Transmitter with beltclip
1 Senheiser ew100 EK100 Bodypak Receiver with beltclip
2 screw-in antennas for Senheiser Bodypaks
Sony Pro Headphones MDR-7502

PHOTO EQUIPMENT
Digital still camera(s)
Digital still camera batteries
Still camera battery charger

MEDIA SUPPLIES
Memory Cards
Video tapes
Lens paper
Lens cleaning fluid
extra batteries Type AA
extra batteries Type AAA
extra batteries Type 9V
Instant photo paper packs
head cleaning tape

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
Laptop case
Laptop
Electric cable for laptop
Firewire harddrive
Firewire to computer cable
USB Key(s)
Video camera to computer in cable
Still camera to computer in cable(s)
Instant photo printer
connection cable for instant photo printer
Electric cable for instant photo printer

JOURNALING KIT
scissors
glue sticks
scotch tape
markers
colored pencils
stickers
stamps
ink pads
scrapbook clippings, etc.
drawing pens, pastels, paints, etc

VEHICLE

JEEP TOOLS
vehicle manual
spare tire (check air)
Jack (make sure we have all parts and know how to use it)
air compressor
digital tire gauge to check tire pressure
rachet wrench set (tools for vehicle repair)
extra car key
Jeep phone / ipod organiser
Large mag light flashlight

JEEP DESERT OFF ROAD EXTRAS
emergency flares
extra motor oil (3 quarts) (check quantity with JEEP service)
extra transmission fluid / brake fluid , as needed for desert
fix-a-flat spray
spare fan belt
spare radiator hoses
tow strap
electrical tape
fire extinguisher
water for the radiator (not anti-freeze), as needed for desert
5 gallons spare gas, as needed for desert

DOCUMENTS

TRAVEL DOCS – INDIVIDUAL x NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON TRIP
Photo Ids (passports)
Drivers’ licsense
Cash
money belt
Credit Cards
trip notebook/journal

TRAVEL DOCS – TEAM
insurance card/registration
aaa card
roadside assistance card/contract
Permits
travel confirmations (lodging, transport, vehicle rentals, guides, etc.)
Trip Log sheets
Trip Direction Books
Trip Schedule & Resource Pack
Pens
Sharpies
Paper
Playing cards
Camping recipes
Paper checklists
Topo Maps
Road Atlas
project packet
cash log/expense sheet
envelope for receipts etc.
release forms
house keys

MISC. ITEMS

Handheld GPS
calculator
Waterproof gear bag (small for cameras, cash, etc in canoe)
laundry bag
ear plugs
playing cards
camp games
1 large camping lantern
alarm clock
WATER (desert min. requirement 1 gallon per person per day for drinking)
COOLER (with plastic container to keep food dry)
KITCHEN STAPLES
GROCERIES

PERSONAL ITEMS – INDIVIDUAL

SUN / WATER APPAREL
wide-brimmed hat (with retainer strap)
sunglasses (with retainer strap)
neck strap carry pouch
swimwear (optional)
River shoes, sneakers or sandals (quickdrying for wading/canoe)
light T-shirt (quickdrying)
light pants (quickdrying) or BDUs
Quick drying pants/short (for canoe/hiking in water)
Non-Cotton Socks (quick drying, for hiking in water)

GENERAL OUTDOORS
Hiking boots
Comfortable camp/car shoes
Rain gear (poncho, rain pants, hat)
Jacket (light, but wind/water proof)
Fleece Tops (warm shirt – in case cold at night)
Sweat pants (warm – in case cold at night)
Sahara scarf, kafiyeh or other extreme sun protection
Bandanas

CLOTHES
Undergarments
Belt / money belt
socks
pants
shorts
T-shirts
Long sleeve light shirts (for desert)
Sleep clothes
Shower shoes, sandals or flip flops
glasses (sport strap to hold glasses in place during activity)
something to wear in urban environment that looks civilized :-)