Stockville Gear List

Note on the Stockville Gear List:

We will transport your tents and cooking gear to Mid-Camp, but you must plan to carry all other gear including clothing and food. Plan and pack wisely! 

Mandatory Individual Gear

  1. Whistle (one per person)
  2. Space Blanket (one per person)
  3. Rain coat (taped, with hood; waterproof, not water-resistant)
  4. Rain pants (taped; waterproof, not water-resistant)
  5. Suitable clothing – clothes for two days of racing and whatever you might want in Mid-Camp; clothing should be suitable for the weather and terrain
  6. Warm fleece, wool, or synthetic hat
  7. Warm fleece, wool, or synthetic gloves
  8. Hydration System – We recommend you carry three liter bladders. At Mid-Camp we will likely provide some water, but there is no immediate water source at Mid-Camp. We highly recommend that teams fill up their bladders and arrive at Mid-Camp with drinking water at the end of Day 1. Race-provided water will be somewhat limited and mostly designated for cooking (If you are in need of a new hydration system, we recommend SOURCE hydration systems.)
  9. Appropriate Pack
  10. Headlamp and sufficient battery power
  11. Enough food for the duration of the event
  12. Sleeping bag/appropriate sleep system for the conditions
  13. Dry bag(s) – enough dry bag or other waterproofing for all gear and food
  14. Emergency supplies: do not shirk food and clothing. Make sure you have enough to sustain you and keep you warm for the duration of the event 
  15. A bright orange article of clothing or piece of cloth, visible on the outside of your pack/body.

Mandatory Team Gear

  1. Fully charged cell phone (one per team)
  2. Compass (one per team – if you are in need of a new compass, we recommend Kanpas products)
  3. Race rules, maps, passports (provided by the race organization)
  4. First aid kit – The list below is the mandatory, minimum requirement, but we encourage you to round out your kit with additional items as you deem necessary and wise. We recommend you consult this medical kit’s supply list for guidance on additional supplies.
    1. Antihistamine/benadryl
    2. Ibuprofen
    3. Assorted bandaids
    4. 4 gauze pads, minimum 3×3
    5. Disinfecting wipes
    6. Epipen if a teammate knows he/she needs one
  5. Map Case: some way to keep your maps dry
  6. Water Purification
  7. Knife
  8. Lighter/matches/means to start fire
  9. Tent suitable for the team (note: one tent for 2-person teams; up to two tents for teams of 3-4)

Recommended Gear

  1. Food
  2. Extra clothes and rain protection
  3. Long pants
  4. Gloves
  5. Foot lubricant/cream  (we recommend Hikegoo and other products from Foot Kinetics.)
  6. A watch
  7. An altimeter
  8. Camera – Please do not ask to use your phones as cameras; it’s too slippery a slope. If you want to document your adventure (which we highly recommend!) please bring an actual camera
  9. Ground Pad – October nights in Pennsylvania can be quite cold. We highly recommend carrying a suitable ground pad to keep you warm and prevent hypothermia overnight
  10. Ground tarp – The field we are camping in MAY be mowed. If it is moved there will likely be all sorts of rough vegetation under your tent. We highly recommend a tarp to protect the underside of your tent.
  11. Cooking gear – We will prevent some snacks at Mid-Camp, but you will need to provide and prepare whatever meals you might want on Saturday night and Sunday morning. If you want hot food, be prepared with a suitable stove and pot or a Jetboil.

Prohibited Gear

  1. Weapons
  2. GPS devices – If you want to use a device for the sake of tracking your route for later download, you may be permitted to use it but must discuss this with the organization ahead of the race
  3. Night vision googles or other similar devices
  4. Communication devices – a cell phone is required for emergencies only; no other such devices should be carried unless approved by the organization
  5. Any form of transportation not specifically allowed by the organization