By ensuring that every field team member has certain core pieces of equipment, we can rely on each other to be safe and effective in rescue operations. Additional technical rigging and medical equipment is almost always carried, and your operations or team leader can modify your equipment loadout based on the situation.

For 2019 recruits and candidates, focus on the mandatory summer checklist. You will be required to present every item for your pack check from the summer mandatory section.

Equipment List (Summer)

Mandatory:

  • Pack

  • Measuring Tape

  • Trail Tape

  • Tracking Forms

  • Pencil

  • Tracking Stick

  • Headlamp

  • Spare Batteries

  • Sunglasses

  • Matches/Lighter

  • Water 1 Liter

  • 15’ Webbing

  • Carabiner, Locking

  • Rope, 8mm, 50’

  • Team Shirt

  • Hiking Pants

  • Work Gloves

  • Shell Top

  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm

  • Compass

  • Watch

  • Mirror

  • Whistle

  • Knife/Multitool

  • Personal 1st Aid Kit

  • Sunscreen

  • Nylon Utility Cord

  • PPE Gloves

  • 2 Days Food

  • Team Cap

  • Warm Hat

  • Spare Socks

  • Appropriate Footwear

  • Wool/synthetic socks

Recommended / Optional:

  • Bivouac

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Notebook

  • Spare Headlamp

  • Altimeter

  • Map

  • Fire Starter

  • Repair Kit

  • Large Trash Bags

  • Extra Water

  • GPS

  • Insect Repel

  • Iodine/Filter

  • Toilet Paper

  • Light Fleece Top

  • Shell Pants

  • Gaiters

  • Spare Warm Hat

  • Bandana

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Extra socks

Equipment List (Winter)

Mandatory:

  • Pack

  • Measuring Tape

  • Trail Tape

  • Tracking Forms

  • Pencil

  • Bivouac

  • Headlamp

  • Spare Batteries

  • Sunglasses

  • Matches/Lighter

  • Water 1 Liter

  • 15’ Webbing

  • Carabiner, Locking

  • Rope, 8mm, 50’

  • Work Gloves

  • Shell Top

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Sunscreen/Lip Balm

  • Shell Pants

  • Gaiters

  • Shell Gloves

  • Notebook

  • Compass

  • Watch

  • Mirror

  • Whistle

  • Knife/Multitool

  • Personal 1st Aid Kit

  • Sunscreen

  • Nylon Utility Cord

  • PPE Gloves

  • 2 Days Food

  • SAM Splint/equiv

  • Team Cap

  • Warm Hat

  • Spare Socks

  • Appropriate Footwear

  • Wool/synthetic socks

  • Large Trash Bags

  • Snowshoes/skis/skins

  • Ski poles

  • Avalanche Beacon

  • Shovel

  • Probe

  • Heavy Fleece Top

Optional / Recommended:

  • Goggles

  • Stove

  • Stove Fuel

  • Long Underwear

  • Altimeter

  • Radio Harness

  • Map

  • Fire Starter

  • Repair Kit

  • Cook Pot

  • Extra Water

  • GPS

  • Second Warm Hat

  • Iodine/Filter

  • Toilet Paper

  • Light Fleece Top

  • Warm Face Mask

  • Mittens Shell Mitts

  • Spare Warm Hat

  • Bandana

  • Extra socks

  • Down Parka

  • Spare Headlamp

  • Earphones

  • Sit Pad

  • Heat Packets

  • Light Fleece Pants

  • Heavy Fleece Pants