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 compiled a packing list of items to bring.  Printable Packing List

Recommended List for Adult Courses

  • Fixed Blade Non-serrated Knife (4-6″ blade)
  • 100 Feet of Cordage
  • Folding Saw (10″ Curved Blade recommended)
  • 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
  • Sleep System (If staying overnight) – Tent / Rainfly & Hammock / Sleep Gear (pillow, pad, sleeping bag)
  • Tarp
  • Ferro Rod
  • Multi-Tool
  • Leather Work Gloves
  • 1 Roll of #36 Bank Line
  • Flashlight and headlamp with extra batteries
  • Sun protection including a hat, sunglasses, & sunscreen
  • Wear and Bring Bug Spray
  • Bandana and Altoids Tin
  • Biodegradable toiletries
  • Sawyer Mini-Water Filter
  • Medium Outdoor Quality Backpack
  • Snacks and Extra Food
  • Camp Chair
  • 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  (links go to recommended products on Amazon)

  • A Bag Lunch (Water will be available)
  • Weather appropriate clothing (including proper footwear)
  • Rain Gear (poncho will suffice)
  • Hat
  • Water Bottle
  • Wear and Bring Bug Spray
  • Wear and Bring Sunscreen