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                                     WVC crew takes a break to build a barbecue platform for 

                                      the Thisteds, a ranching couple in the Ninemile Valley


What Should I Bring? 

The checklists below will help you plan for a WVC trip.  Using your common sense, PLEASE DO NOT BRING: alcohol, illegal drugs, any type of tobacco, radio or boom box, walkman, mini-tv, firearms or other weapons.

For In-town Projects:

  1. Lunch with plenty of food and water

  2. Raingear - you never know!

  3. Warm clothes or windbreaker - again, be prepared!

  4. Backpack to stuff all this into


For Car Camping Trips:

  1. Sleeping Bag - warm, preferably not cotton. Some type of synthetic fiberfill is best.

  2. Ground Pad (Ensolite pad or thermarest)

  3. Day pack (same one  you'd carry to school)- needs to be able to hold lunch, clipboard, raingear, water, and one item of shared group equipment such as a radio, first aid kit, etc.

  4. One quart water bottle (preferably Nalgene or a Camelback-type deal. NO old Evian bottles, or glass bottles. These break too easily or leak in your pack.) You need to stay hydrated so this is important!

  5. Hiking boots

  6. Sunglasses

  7. Sunscreen

  8. Work Clothes, including a warm coat and hat - you'll want these once the sun goes down!

  9. Toiletries (toothbrush/paste, etc.)

  10. Personal Medications

  11. Rain coat

  12. Rain pants, if possible

  13. 1-2 plastic bags to keep stuff dry in your pack when it rains.


For Backpacking Trips:

  1. Backpack - Large pack which can hold EVERYTHING on this list, plus shared group equipment such as food, tents, stoves & fuel, etc. etc.

  2. Sleeping Bag

  3. Ground Pad

  4. Day pack (strap this on outside your backpack, or stuff it in the bottom) - you'll need this for working during the day so you don't have to carry around your large backpack during work.

  5. Two one-quart water bottles (Nalgene, Camelback, Platypus, etc. NO old plastic Evian bottles or glass bottles; these break easily and leak in your pack). Hydration is essential to your health. Don't skimp!!

  6. Hiking boots

  7. Work Clothes, including a warm coat and hat - you'll want these once the sun goes down!

  8. Rain coat AND rain pants

  9. Sunglasses

  10. Sunscreen

  11. Toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.)

  12. Personal medications

  13. 1-2 plastic bags to keep stuff dry in your pack when it rains or snows.

  14. Eating utensils - plate, bowl, cup, spoon, knife, fork.


For Lunches:

For lunches, we recommend you bring stuff to make sandwiches - such as the following:   cheese, peanut butter, honey, salami, cream cheese, leftover pasta salad, m&m's or hummus.

All these goodies can be piled on top of bagels or crackers, which hold up better than bread when you're stuffing it all in a backpack.  

Also, bring plenty of snacks, like beef jerky,  trail mix, dried fruit, hearty fresh fruit (apples and oranges are better than  plums or peaches which will squish in your pack), m&m's, candy bars or granola bars.

Lastly, bring sweetened Kool-Aid or Gatorade powder if you like your water to taste sweet.  You'll need to be drinking up to a gallon of liquid a day and if you prefer RazzleBerry Punch to water, don't leave the Kool-Aid packets at home!

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