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On your person

  • Complete BDU uniform (T)
  • BDU cap (T)
    • The BDU cap may be replaced by a hard hat or a bright colored cap based on mission needs.
  • Notepad (T)
  • Pencil (T)
  • All CAP Identification:
    • Membership card (T)
    • First Aid card (T)
    • 101 Card
    • 76 Card
  • Watch (T)
  • Vest, reflective, yellow  (T)
  • Comb or brush (T) – optional, carry if needed
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool (T)
    • Multi-tool should have can opener.
      Swiss Army, Leatherman, or Gerber Tools are recommended.
  • Handkerchief or tissues
  • Ground Team Member’s Handbook
  • Signal mirror
  • Whistle

24-hour pack

24 hour pack should be preferably red or orange. Webbed gear, or other SAR/Survival Vest (T) acceptable.

CONTENTS

  • First Aid Kit: - stored in zip-lock bag or other waterproof container, recommended that it consists of the following:
    • Any personal medication (T)
      • your team leader should know what you have and where you carry it.
    • 2 Antiseptic cleansing pads
    • Antiseptic ointment
    • 6 Band-Aids, various sizes
    • Moleskin, 2” X 4”
    • Roller bandage
    • 2 Safety pins, large
    • 4 gauze pads
    • 1 Triangular Bandage
    • Tape, first aid
    • Rubber surgical gloves
      • two pair minimum
  • Survival Kit, stored in zip-lock bag or other waterproof container, consisting of:
    • 1 Chemical Light Stick, Green (T)
    • 12 wooden, waterproofed matches (T)
    • Match container, waterproof, with striking surface
    • 50’ of nylon line (paracord or similar line).
    • Duct tape, 5-10 feet
      • does not need to be a whole roll.
    • Leaf bag, large
  • SAR Equipment stored in zip-lock bags, consisting of:
    • Change of socks (T)
    • Spare flashlight (penlight will do) (T)
    • Tissue Paper (T)
    • Work Gloves, leather (T)
    • Change for phone calls,
      • or cellular phone (T)
      • to call mission base
    • Flagging Tape, 1 roll
    • Flashlight (with red or blue lens),
    • spare bulb
    • spare batteries
    • Insect repellent
    • Lip balm, with sunscreen.
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Interviewing Form(s), blank
    • 4 Moist Towelettes, clean, in foil wrapper
  • 2 meals (T)
  • Poncho, (T)
  • Shelter Material, preferably 8’ X 10’
    • spare military poncho meets the need
  • Coat for current weather,
    • if necessary (in pack if not wearing it)(T)
  • Canteen(s) to carry 2 quarts of water
    • At least one quart of water must be carried by all personnel)(T)
  • Compass: lensatic or orienteering (orienteering preferred)
    • Compass Pouch, containing.
    • Compass should have a “glow in the dark” dial.

 

72-hour pack

A backpack (preferably with frame) should contain all that is in the 24 hour pack, with the addition of the following:

  • Tent (T)
    • optional, if you are sharing a tent with someone else who is carrying it) 
  • Sleeping Bag or Bedroll appropriate to climate (T)
  • Bag, waterproof (T):
  • Spare uniform,
  • Underwear and socks, 3 changes (T)
  • 5 meals (T)
  • Toilet Kit, that should contain:
    • Toothbrush and paste (T)
    • Shaving Kit (if you shave) (T)
    • Deodorant (T)
    • Washcloth and soap (T)
    • Towel (T)
  • Sleeping pad, foam or inflatable.
  • Spare rank and CAP cutouts (for cadets)
  • 2 Leaf Bags, large
  • Spare boot laces.
  • Kit, sewing, with spare buttons.
  • Shoe Shine Kit

 OPTIONAL ITEMS

  • Rainwear, durable
  • Webbing, nylon, 1” wide, 20’ long.
  • Handheld FM Transceiver 
    •  (highly recommended for Ground Team Leaders)
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Eye Protection (highly recommended)
  • Entrenching Tool (highly recommended for base gear)

 

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