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Down bags are not good because they are ineffective when wet.

Personal First Aid Kit: The Troop gear includes a fully stocked first aid kit, but you should also carry a personal first aid kit to handle minor problems.

Kits are typically “personalized”, but all kits should include moleskin (for blisters), several adhesive bandages of various sizes, a few gauze pads, adhesive tape, and disinfecting ointment.

Sleeping Pad & Pillow: A closed-cell type foam pad (e.g., insolite or the accordion style by Z-Rest work well) is good to keep out the cold and to preserve the sleeping bag.

Shorter length pads can be purchased, or longer pads can be cut, to reduce the amount of bulk and weight (head to knee length is sufficient).

Self-inflating pads are not good for Scouts because they can be punctured.

A “backpacker’s pillow” is an optional added piece of comfort, or you can use your sleeping bag’s stuff sack filled with your fleece jacket and a tee shirt as a pillow case.

There is lots of discussion about the proper amount of weight that a boy can carry safely.

It varies wildly, depending on the attitude and strength of the boy.

Empty Gatorade bottles are lighter but don’t last as long.

Two flashlights with new batteries: Flashlights with two AA-cell alkaline batteries are good. The “coal miner’s” head mounted flashlight provides hands free use, but weighs more.

The conventional wisdom used to be that external frames are for trail hiking and internal frames are for off trail hiking.