What to Bring?

What to Bring


The majority of class time is spent outdoors, especially during spring, summer, and fall. We recommend packing as if you were taking a camping trip the length of your course. Please consider the weather and climate in South Carolina as temperatures can range from hot to cold, and conditions can change quickly from dry to wet. We highly encourage students to bring items that will enhance their learning experience, but avoid items that might distract you or anyone else from learning.  We have complied a required packing list, and an additional general list of items to bring.  Printable Packing List

Required List for All Adult Classes

  • Fixed Blade Non-serrated Knife (4-6″ blade)
  • 100 Feet of Cordage (preferably paracord)
  • Folding Saw (10″ Curved Blade recommended)
  • Leather Work Gloves
  • Weather appropriate clothing (including proper footwear)
  • Rain Gear (poncho or rain suit)
  • Food and Mess Kit to Cook In – enough to cover all your meals and easy to prepare
  • Reusable Water Bottle (preferably steel)
  • Notebook and Writing Utensil
  • Camp Chair
  • Sleep System (If staying overnight) – Tent / Rainfly & Hammock / Sleep Gear (pillow, pad, sleeping bag)

Recommended List for Most Adult Classes

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  • Ferro Rod
  • Multi-Tool
  • 100 Feet of Paracord
  • 1 Roll of #36 Bank Line
  • Flashlight and headlamp with extra batteries
  • Sun protection including a hat, sunglasses, & sunscreen
  • Insect repellent, bug net, long sleeves and long pants for insect protection
  • Bandana and Altoids Tin
  • Biodegradable toiletries
  • Sawyer Mini-Water Filter
  • Medium Outdoor Quality Backpack
  • Snacks and Extra Food
  • Extra Shoes (Including waterproof boots and swim shoes)
  • Fishing Gear (Fishing allowed only for paid registered students during their course)


Required List for Summer Campers

  • A Bag Lunch (Water will be available)
  • Hat
  • Wear and Bring Bug Spray
  • Wear and Bring Sunscreen