Ravalli County Search & Rescue

SAR Pack Lists

RCSAR Personal & Team Field Gear Lists
On-Person Items
  • Appropriate Clothing for Conditions
    (no cotton)
  • Appropriate Footwear for Conditions
    (no cotton socks)
  • Fire-starter
  • Knife
  • Compass
  • Notebook
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Whistle (non metallic)
  • Signal Mirror

Minimum for Light Rescue Pack
  • Water - 1 liter min.
  • Energy Snacks
  • Insulation Clothing layers for Conditions
  • Waterproof Shell Clothing
  • Hat, Hood, or Balaclava
  • Gloves for Conditions
  • Personal First Aid Kid
  • Personal Medications & Hygiene
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermal Blanket
  • Additional Fire-Starter
  • 2 Locking Carbineers
  • 1 - 15' length 1" orange webbing
  • 1 - 8' or so length 1" webbing
    (sized for quick harness)
  • 2 - 5mm+- Personal Prusik cords
    (suitable to grag on 8mm rope)
  • Leather Gloves
  • Headlamp + spare batteries
  • Lightweight Cord or Para cord

Additional Requirements for 72hr Pack
  • Additional Water (2 liters total min)
  • Additional Food (2k - 4k calories/OP)
  • Container to heat water / melt snow
  • Additional Fire Starter
    (need 2 types total ie. matches, lighter, chemical, etc.)
  • Personal Shelter
    (tent, tarp, bivy, etc.)
  • Sunglasses
  • Clear Eye Protection
    (goggles, safety glasses etc.)
    (useful for boat, helicopter, ATV etc)
  • Ear plugs
    (for working with helicopters etc.)
  • Sleeping Gear
    (seasonal and personal preferences)
  • Water purification "stuff"
  • More Toilet Paper
Team Gear
  • Map for Complex Search or
  • At least 2 electronic map devices
  • 60-100' Belay Line
  • At least 2 Radios/team + Spare Batteries
  • At least one GPS unit/team
  • At least one cell phone/team
  • SAR First Aid Module when applicable
  • At least one extra light source
  • Flagging Tape

Some members also like...
  • Bear Spray
  • Gaiters
  • Walking Stick
  • Stove w/ Fuel
  • Binoculars
  • SAR Pack Cover
  • Eating Utensils
  • Flashlight
  • 60'+- Lightweight escape line kit
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