SALEM STATE COLLEGE
GLS 485—FIELD METHODS
EQUIPMENT LIST—Camping, Clothing and Personal
Space will be a prime consideration on this trip so pack wisely. All of your gear must fit into two medium sized gear bags—no hockey bags.
Montana at this time of year is trying to decide if it is still winter or summer. On June 15, several years ago, we had 12” of snow and the next day the temperature climbed to 75ºF. Pack a balance of warm and cold weather clothes—think layers, that way you can adjust (for example a vest, sweatshirt and raincoat will keep you warm on the coldest nights and that combination will also cover you for in between weather states from cool to rain). We will be in the field for 15 days but you will be able to do laundry every day so keep that in mind as you pack. Socks are a very important item so bring plenty of good quality pairs.
-Boots or high heavy sneakers, Converse high tops are not appropriate. You need ankle support. Remember, if you twist your ankle it becomes a staff problem, and that is not a good thing.
-Field pants, shorts, underwear, gloves, shirts (long and shortsleeved), sweatshirt, vest, raingear, camp shoes
A 40º sleeping bag, and a small polar fleece blanket, and a pillow should round out what you need.
Insect repellant, coffee mug, flashlight/headlamp, soap, towel, toiletries, sunblock, knife, camera, 2 canteens/water bottles, daypack/bookpack.