Ma & Pa Page

RESOURCES FOR ACQUIRING 5 GALLON BUCKETS AND LIDS & VISQUEEN HERE

PERSONAL BUCKET:
2 x 5 Gallon Buckets, 1 for Ma & 1 for Pa

Pioneer Clothing:

See Pioneer Clothing Guidelines & Tips Page)

Women:
  • 2 ankle or mid-calf length dresses (or skirts/jumpers and blouses)
  • Modest sleepwear
  • Bloomers or lightweight capris (to be worn under skirt- see examples on Pioneer Clothing Guidelines & Tips page hereNo shorts.)
  • Optional: Bonnet & apron
Men:
  • 2 pairs long cotton pants, dockers, corduroy or khaki, or non-polyester suit pants (NO jeans or camo pants)
  • 2 long sleeved, button-front shirts (no logos showing), Band Collar style or Sunday shirt with the collar cut off to create a band collar. Example of Men's Band Collar Shirt here.
  • 1 pair suspenders, rope or belt
  • Optional: straw hat, felt hat, newsies cap (no baseball caps or army hats, cowboy hats discouraged)
  • Optional: vest

General Clothing:
  • 1 rain poncho (Rainstorms are common in July)
  • 2 pairs of comfortable well worn shoes (hiking boots, running shoes or athletic shoes)
  • 3 pairs of absorbent socks
  • 2 sets underclothing
  • Jacket, sweater or shawl depending on weather forecast in Hume, VA
  • 2 bandanas- use for towel, sweat rag, wash cloth, etc.
  • Optional: 2 pairs wicking socks to wear under absorbent socks
  • Optional: gloves for pushing handcart HIGHLY recommended 
Personal Equipment:
  • All gear- sleeping bag & pillow packed separately in a heavy duty plastic trash bag. (It will rain!)
  • Plastic Groundcloth: either Visqueen, Vinyl Shower Curtain or Plastic Sheeting (at least 4 ML thickness, at least 4' x 8'- to go under sleeping bag'). Include this in the heavy duty trash bag with your sleeping bag. Visqueen & Alternative Resources Here.
  • 1 heavy duty Plastic bags for wet, dirty clothing
  • Tin cup labeled with your name (or blue enamelware cup or stainless steel collapsible backpacking cup).                
  • Toothbrush and small toothpaste
  • Washcloth
  • Chapstick
  • Deodorant/ Antiperspirant
  • Comb or Brush
  • Old set of scriptures IN A ZIPLOC BAG
  • Youth One-Page Pioneer Story IN A ZIPLOC BAG
  • Journal, pen or pencil IN A ZIPLOC BAG
  • Eye glasses & case (Contact lenses will be difficult. Serious eye infections can result)
  • Women- feminine hygiene supplies
  • Optional: any additional orthotics, arch or heel support or shoe inserts for comfort
  • Optional: inexpensive camera in a sturdy, waterproof case 
  • NO CELL PHONE CAMERAS, IPOD NANO CAMERAS or SIMILAR DEVICES.
  •  
DO NOT BRING

  • Cosmetics
  • Contact lenses (due to risk of eye infection- opt for eyeglasses instead, see above)
  • Plastic or Metal Water Bottles
  • Jewelry, watches, wallets, cash, etc. (Risk of loss or damage)


MEDICAL & TOILETRIES BUCKET:
  • Cell phone- for emergency contact only
  • Youth Medications
  • Flashlight for medical bucket with batteries
  • Desitin
  • small Gold Bond Medicated Powder
  • Hydrocortizone
  • Calamine Lotion
  • Extra feminine supplies
  • Family Size Sunblock, at least 30 spf
  • Family size hand sanitizer
  • NEW: Family size insect repellent WITH DEET, here
  • NEW: PERMETHRIN BASED INSECT REPELLENT, here (for clothing, hats, bonnets, socks, shoes &  fabric only)
  • Family First Aid Kit (including mole skin and duct tape & TWEEZERS for tick removal)
  • Vial consecrated oil
  • Extra rolls of toilet paper
  • Family size hand wipes or wet wipes
  • 1 Gallon Washing bucket &  cup with handle for scooping (must be able to fit in 5-gallon bucket)
  • Camp friendly soap/shampoo, (16 oz.+ for your family) i.e. Campsuds or Camp Soap or No-Rinse Body Bath


EQUIPMENT BUCKET

  • 5 gallon bucket for equipment
  • bucket bid opener
  • flashlights for equipment bucket with batteries
  • pocket knife
  • lantern
  • box of matches
  • extra heavy duty garbage bags
  • sharpie marker – dark with medium point
  • waterproof tarp & rope to cover load
  • “possibilities bag” to keep “stuff” in on trail 

DATES

MA & PA TRAINING DATES


Saturday, June 12
 MA & PA TRAINING
WhenSat, June 129 am - 10:30 am
WhereAshburn Stake Center
Thursday, June 17
MAKE-UP MA & PA TRAINING,
WhenThurs, Jun 17, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
WhereAshburn Stake Center

BEFORE TREK: Tick Prevention


BEFORE YOU COME ON TREK- SPRAY ALL CLOTHING ARTICLES, IN PERMETHRIN BASED TICK REPELLENT (for fabric only, not skin)- Clothes, pajamas, hats, bonnet, belt, socks, shoes, bloomers, bandanas. When dry, it should be odorless & it will last for weeks. 99.99% effective and is used by the military and may resist washings.

WHILE ON TREK:

Perform Daily Tick Checks


Checking the body for ticks: Conduct a full body check for ticks. Use a hand-held mirror to view all parts of your body and remove any tick you find. Check these parts of your body for ticks:

  • Under the arms
  • In and around the ears
  • Inside belly button
  • Back of the knees
  • Under the arms
  • In and around the hair
  • Between the legs
  • Around the waist

Mas & Pas check your youth for ticks, especially in the hair. See the list above to have them check the places to check for ticks. Remove any tick you find on their body.

Tick Removal- Remove ticks with tweezers. Detailed instructions here. Disinfect area & wash hands with soap & water. 

Check your clothing. Ticks may be carried on clothing. When at home after the Trek, admonish them to place clothes into a dryer on high heat to effectively kill ticks.


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