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Camping - What to bring

Sheryl McGlochlin - Monday, March 24, 2014

To help you remember what to take on a camping trip, keep updated check lists. 

Lists written on poster board are hard to lose or you can use a notebook to keep track of your needs. 

As you become a more experienced camper, eliminate items which prove unworkable and add gear you want to try on future trips. 

Basics for Camping

For Shelter:

  • Tent w/ rain fly
  • Poles
  • Stakes
  • Tarp

For Sleeping: 

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pad
  • Cot (optional)
  • Pillow

For cooking: 

  • Lightweight stove
  • Fuel
  • Matches (waterproof)
  • Fire-starter
  • Pots & pans w/ lids
  • Pot lifter or hot pads
  • Collapsible water container
  • Bottle of water
  • Dutch Oven

For eating:

  • Plate
  • Cup
  • Spoons
  • Forks
  • Knives
  • Bowl
  • Camp Chair

For clean-up:  

  • Biodegradable soap
  • Pan scrubber
  • Sponge
  • Paper towels or dish towel

For mending:

  • Sewing needles
  • Thread
  • Safety pins
  • Adhesive-backed tape
  • Buttons
  • Nylon cord
  • Pack connectors (clevis pins, split rings)

  • Food:
  • Basic meals
  • Emergency extras
  • Trail snacks

Clothes: 

  • Basic daily clothing
  • Layered clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • In-camp footwear

Toiletries:  

  • Hair brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Chapstick

Wilderness Essentials:  

  • Map in waterproof plastic
  • Compass
  • First-aid kit
  • Hats (for warmth and for sun)
  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug repellent
  • Flashlight w/ fresh batteries
  • Extra batteries
  • Cell phone
  • Solar powered light
  • Extra clothes (especially socks)
  • Extra food
  • Heavy jacket
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Tools (hammer, etc)
  • Matches
  • Fire-starter
  • Space Blanket or garbage bags
  • Pads
  • Stove
  • Fuel

Misc:

  • Small games
  • Journal
  • Camera

2013 Outdoor Adventure Calendar of Events: May 1 & beyond

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, May 02, 2013

2013 Outdoor Adventure Calendar of Events





May - December 2013


My next TV segment on

KSL TV,  Studio 5

  • Tuesday, May 7
  • KSL TV, Channel 5
  • 11 AM - 12 Noon
  • Topic:  5 Favorite Paved Bike Trails in Utah


Previous Outdoor Adventure Segments on Studio 5





Camping Demo, Italian Dutch Oven Dinner, Campfire

  • Saturday, May 4
  • 6 - 9 PM
  • Sheryl's home in Holladay
  • RSVP via email
  • DETAILS




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Local Weekly Hiking Calendar

WATERFALL PHOTOS - The spring waterfall season is in full swing!  Don't miss it.


May 4:   Stewart Falls, Provo Canyon - My 2nd FAVORITE Waterfall in Utah, next to Calf Creek Falls
May 11: Hidden Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon
May 18  Donut Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon
May 25  Scout Falls, American Fork Canyon





JUNE 1st:  SUMMER SCHEDULE TIME CHANGE: 

View more on Hiking CALENDAR




Hiking Orientation Info

  • Every Saturday
  • No charge 
  • 30 minutes long
  • Held 15 - 30 minutes prior to our hike

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Canyoneering in Southern Utah

I am excited to partner with Excursions of Escalante for all our canyoneering outings this year!
They are truly the best guides you'll ever find in this sport.
It's worth the 4 1/2 hours to drive to Escalante where the best slot canyons in the world are!

See details on the CALENDAR

Garden Info & Tour

Garden Calendar:

  • Free Garden Tours!
  • Free Garden Newsletter Subscription
  • $100/household per year for full benefits
  • Flexible payments for those w/ financial hardships
  • 10 months/year
  • Holladay, South Jordan, East Millcreek, West Jordan
  • 3 acres
  • 14 gardens
  • Working garden members
  • All abilities/ages welcome
  • Work together as a team
  • Meet new friends
  • Flexible schedule
  • Abundance of fresh local harvest for members
  • Garden Blog
  • What our garden members are saying about us...




Local Adventure Trips - register soon!


  • 4 day/3 night - come for all or part
  • $150/person & up (some exceptions apply)
  • Cost includes carpool/transportation, lodging, meals, *activities
  • Some activities require fee
  • Camping AND Cabin or Hotel Accommodations

 


Featured Trip of the Year: 

A few spaces still available!  It's not too late to register.

Nov  13 - 20  Maui, Hawaii





2013 Activities include:

  • Alpine Skiing (Downhill Skiing)
  • Alpine Coaster
  • Alpine Slide
  • Bike Riding on Paved Trails
  • Breakfast in the canyons
  • Boating - Speed Boat
  • Canyoneering
  • Camping
  • Campfires


  • Canoeing
  • Caves - Timpanogos
  • Nordic Skiing (Cross Country Skiing)
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Exploring
  • Emergency Preparedness Courses
  • Fishing
  • Freeline Skating
  • Hiking
  • High Altitude Hiking
  • Horseback Riding

  • Ice Hiking
  • Kayaking - Flat Water
  • Land Paddling
  • Lake Cruise
  • Lava Tubes
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Photography

  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Picnic on the Peak
  • Repelling
  • River Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Star Gazing
  • Surfing
  • Scenic Float Trips

  • Scenic Lift Rides
  • Scenic Byways
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Stand Up Paddle Surfing
  • Waterfall Hiking
  • White Water River Rafting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Zipfy Riding
  • Zipline Riding


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Upcoming Events

Outdoor Winter Clothing & Gear Outing
22-Mar-2017
PRE TRIP Meeting for THREE Upcoming Trips
22-Mar-2017
SURPRISE Spring Hike! Rain or Shine!
23-Mar-2017
Spring Hike: Trail & Canyon To be announced soon
25-Mar-2017
Spring Hiking Orientation
25-Mar-2017
Spring Hike: Trail & Canyon To be announced soon
28-Mar-2017
Outdoor Winter Clothing & Gear Outing
29-Mar-2017
Spring Hike: Trail & Canyon To be announced soon
30-Mar-2017
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01-Apr-2017
Spring Hiking Orientation
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