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Old 08-17-2009, 19:41
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Arrow SUGGESTIONS FOR PACKING A STRIKE TEAM BAG, OUT OF COUNTY BAG and LINE BAG

Red Bag (Camp gear)

Required:
2 sets Nomex Shirts/Pants
Sleeping Bag (USFS bags aren't the warmest, so think about bringing your own bag if you'd like, but keep in mind if it's damaged the USFS will not be responsible for it's replacement.)

Recommended:
5-6 Pair Underwear
5-6 Pair T-Shirts
5-6 Pair Hiking Socks (White cotton running socks will not cut it!)
Sewing Kit
2 Large Trash Bags
Sleeping Pad
Flashlight, extra batteries
Misc. Medication (Decongestant, allergy meds, Alka Seltzer, etc.)
Sandals
Comfy Shoes
Towel and Toiletries
Warm Clothes (Insulated Jacket, Sweat Pants, Gloves)
Belt
Sunglasses
Quarters (for showers, laundry, candy...)
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Line Gear (Yellow Pack)

Required:

Fire Shelter
Headlamp (LED lamp of your own works great compared to USFS issue, just remember that any items of your own will not be replaced by the Supply Unit if broken.)
MRE
4 Canteens (2 of which can be 1.5 liter water bottles)
Gloves
Goggles (I suggest also bringing a pair of clear safety glasses, as the issued goggles are bulky to wear and make you look like a chemistry student.)
Helmet
Shroud
Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG)
Recommended:
Emergency Blanket (Not the flimsy $2 Wal-Mart kind, but the thick kind from firecache.com)
Watch (Your every move on a fire is dictated by time; it's a must)
Lighter (While we usually put out fires, we also start a lot of them)
Knife/Leatherman
2 Carabiners (For attaching various equipment to your pack or person)
2 Trash Bags (For hauling out trash or for a makeshift poncho)
Duct Tape (Make a dozen wraps around your water bottle for easy storage)
Large Ziploc bag with the following in it:
Moleskin/Scissors
Beanie
Socks (wool)
Thermal underwear top
Extra boot laces (leather preferred)
Toilet Paper
Extra batteries
Extra water bottle caps
Pens / Sharpie marker
Stainless Steel Cup/Pot (To cook up some coffee/ramen during a break.)
Snacks: Ramen, Coffee, Clif Bars, granola, etc.
Big Spoon (All you need to use at chow time)
Bandanas
Earplugs

More from the Davis Fire Crew- www.davisfirecrew.org/pack.htm
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Default Re: HOW TO PACK A STRIKE TEAM BAG, OUT OF COUNTY BAG and LINE BAG

ANOTHER LIST-

You can add or adjust this list as your please. The more people you talk to, the more items will be suggested. It all depends on your preferences and the size of your bag. While you want to keep it simple as possible, do NOT skimp on quality. When it comes to socks, t-shirts and underwear, keep in mind that you could be on assignment up to 21 days.


Toothbrush
Toothpaste in the tube
Toothbrush holder

Razor/Shaver (Bag of disposables)
Spare blades if not using disposables
Electric shaver is optional
Shaving soap (Canned stuff losses it pressure over time)
Moustache scissors

Comb or hair brush
Shampoo (tube or plastic squeezy bottle ,
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