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Willamette Valley Outdoors Message Board › Snowshoeing Checklist

Snowshoeing Checklist

Matthew H.
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Eugene, OR
Post #: 31
Snowshoeing Checklist - With Additional Gear For Overnight Camping

Poles with baskets
Backpack or a sled with waterproof bag
Tent and a possible lightweight tarp
Sleeping bag rated for cold weather and consisting of down if possible
Sleeping pad (some carry two for winter camping for added insulation)
2 to 3 liters of water with a insulated hose if possible
SnoPark Permit
GPS if possible with extra batteries
Moisture wicking top and bottom base layer made of wool or synthetic
Insulating layers such as down, synthetic, or fleece
Waterproofing layer such as lightweight and waterproof rain jacket
Hat with a brim and warm enough to insulate the head and cover the ears
Gloves with liners and a waterproof layer
Boots that are waterproof and insulated
Gaiters if possible
Extra wool socks
Food that is lightweight, and high in protein and calories
Cup for scooping snow to melt (boiling for at least 3 minutes is recommended)
Stove with fuel, lighter, and storm proof matches
First Aid kit
Hand warmer packets
Headlamp with extra batteries
Fire starter since not all wood you find will be dry
Knife or small multi tool
Emergency blanket
Camera if desired
Whistle for emergency purposes
Trip information in your car and also left with another person

Additional gear and variations of what each individual prefers to bring is up to them. This is simply a helpful list of items I use for my own safety.
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