Suggested Equipment List for Overnight Trips to Winter Huts and Yurts

The following equipment is a guide to help you prepare for a hut tour.  More items are listed than you will actually need to give you an idea of some the equipment possibilities.  Remember, always be prepared to spend the night out if for some reason you don't make it to the hut.

Dressing in layers is the best choice for outdoor activities.  As you get warm you can take off layers, and as you cool down during breaks, you can put them back on.  The term synthetics on the clothing lists, below, refers to materials such as pile, capilene, synchilla, lycra or polypropylene.  Feel free to make copies of this list and pass it on to all members of the party.

Clothing--Inner Layer

Long Underwear Top and Bottoms
  (wool or synthetics such as polypropylene, etc)
Inner Socks (wool or synthetics)
Liner Gloves

Clothing--Insulating Layer

Pile Jacket or Down Jacket
Wool Shirt
Wool Sweater
Wool, Synthetic or Pile Pants
Wool Socks
Wool Stocking Hat
Mittens (wool or pile)

Clothing--Protective Layer

Wind Shirt or Nylon Shell Parka with hood
Wind Pants
Over Mittens

Items for everyone--place in your pocket in case you become separated from your pack

Matches(with striker in waterproof container) Be sure to use "strike-anywhere" matches.
Fire starter(check at sporting stores for com-
  mercially available fire starter.  Those in foil packages or the form of fire sticks work well)


Coleman 16.4 oz. Propane cylinders for stove and lantern (Coleman states on their website that propane stoves run about one hour on single propane cylinder with both burners on high and lanterns
will run for 7 hours on high and 13 hours on low.)
Cup & Plate
Food for the trip
Water Bottle and Water

Repair Kit

Sewing Needle & Thread (or Dental Floss)
Duct Tape
Small Pliers or Vice Grips
Screw Driver to Fit Ski Binding Screws
Extra Screws to Fit Ski Binding
Extra Bail for Binding (if bales are removable)
Bailing Wire for General Repairs
Extra Basket for Ski Poles
(Also handy in the repair kit is a set of lantern mantles in case those in the hut lantern are broken. A small can of sewing machine oil is also useful for oiling the pump gasket in the coleman stove and lantern.)

Other Items

Skis & Ski Poles OR Snowshoes
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Waterproof Ground Cloth & Nylon Cord
Topographic Map(s) of the area
Sunglasses and/or Goggles
Sun Block
Headlight or Flashlight (spare batteries and bulb)
Personals (Toiletries, Glasses/contacts, etc.)
Toilet Paper
Water Bottle
Notebook, Pencil, Reading Material

First Aid Kit

A suggested list of items to carry includes:  two gauze rolls (2" wide), moleskin for blisters, chapsick, sun screen, two triangular bandages, six sterile pads (4" x 4"), anti-acid tablets, Ace bandage, Bandaids, butterfly closures, safety pins, aspirin (or other drugs), two-inch first aid tape, first aid book, personal medications.  Also see Lightweight First Aid Kit.

Wax Kit / Skins / Avalanche Safety

Waxes-- A selection of waxes should be carried if  you have waxable skis.
Climbing Skins (If needed)
Avalanche Transceivers and shovels for each party member (If avalanche country)


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