Ravalli County Search & Rescue

Pack List

Field Team Member Personal 72 hour Pack List
Individual Food & Clothing
(no cotton)
  • Water - 2 liters
  • Food - minimum
    2k - 4k cal/opp period
  • Insulation Clothing layers
  • Waterproof Shell clothing
  • Hat, Hood, Balaclava
  • Extra Socks in zip lock bag
  • Warm Gloves
Individual Gear
  • Container to heat water / melt snow
  • 2 Types of Fire Starter
    matches, lighter, chemical, etc.
  • Thermal Blanket
  • Personal Shelter
    (tent, tarp, bivy, etc.)
  • Para cord or similar cordage
  • Headlamp + spare batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Clear Goggles
    (for working with helicopters)
  • Ear plugs
    (for working with helicopters)
  • Sleeping Gear
    (seasonal and personal preferences)
  • Water purification "stuff"
  • Personal First Aid Kid
  • Personal Medications & Hygiene
  • 2 Locking Carbineers
  • 1 - 15' length 1" webbing
  • 1 - 8' or so length 1" webbing
    sized for quick harness
  • 2 - 5mil Personal Prusik cords
    suitable to grag on 8mil rope
  • Leather Gloves
On-Person Items
  • Matches or lighter
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Approved Hiking Boots
  • Knife
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Notebook
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Whistle (non metallic)
  • Signal Mirror
  • Radio
Team Gear
  • 60-100' Belay Line
  • Heat Packs
  • At least 2 Radios/team + Spare Batteries
  • At least one GPS unit/team
  • At least one cell phone/team
  • SAR First Aid Module
  • At least one extra light source
Some members also like...
  • Gaiters
  • Walking Stick
  • Stove w/ Fuel
  • Binoculars
  • SAR Pack Cover
  • Eating Utensils
  • Flashlight
  • 60' Lightweight escape line kit
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