Farish Packing List

Farish Packing List 2019


(A): Minimum Required Items

The items in the Minimum Required list are necessary for each cadet attending. 

(B): Recommended Additional Items

The items in the Recommended Additional list are advised for more comfortable living or further utility, but are not required for each cadet.

(C): GTM Packing List

The items in the GTM Packing list are required for every cadet intending to work on or complete their Ground Team Member 3 rating, and are required for the mission. These items are supplementary to and interchangeable with corresponding items from the Minimum Required list.


(A) Minimum Required items:

  • CAP ID

  • CAPF 161

  • CAP 32 - SIGNED AND DATED

  • CAPF 101 (ES101 Card) - Printed from eServices, indicates qualifications and safety currency.

  • Any personal medical documentation or qualification cards

  • ABU/BDU Uniform, Complete (Blouse, Pants, Belt, Cover, Boots, Socks, Jacket, Insignia etc.)

  • Civilian clothes / BTF Uniform, Complete (Black t-shirt with pants, belt, and athletic / hiking shoes)

  • Undergarments and socks for 3 days, plus a minimum extra 2 pairs of required undergarments (in case of emergencies)

  • Civilian headwear

  • Tent & tarp(if indicated on sign-up)

  • Sleeping bag

  • Toiletries

    • Toothbrush

    • Toothpaste

    • Deodorant

    • Feminine hygiene items

    • Personal medications

    • Other toiletries

  • Rain gear / additional jackets

  • Gloves (work gloves, cold weather gloves, uniform gloves)

  • Sunscreen

  • 2x Canteen / water bottle (one quart or more)

  • Backpack (24hr size)

  • Pocket knife (See GTM/UDF Task O-0001)

  • Flashlight w/ batteries

  • Whistle

  • Notebook & writing utensils


(B) Recommended Additional items:

  • Sleeping pad

  • Tarp

  • Blanket(s)

  • Pillow(s)

  • Camelback bladder(s) with bag

  • Mess kit & utensils

  • Snacks

  • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)

  • Wristwatch

  • Phone

  • Glow sticks

  • Bug spray

  • Sunglasses

  • Scarf, shemagh, etc.


(C) GTM Packing List:

The gear list below is the minimum required equipment. Items required of trainees are marked with a “T." You may carry additional equipment subject to team leader approval and your ability to secure and carry it -- remember, you may have to walk a long way carrying it all. 

  • a. 24 hour pack 

    • 1) On your person: 

      • a) Complete BDU uniform with BDU cap. The BDU cap may be replaced by a hard hat or bright colored cap based on mission needs.(T) 

      • b) Notepad and pencil (T) 

      • c) All CAP Identification, including 101 card, 76 card, First Aid card, etc. (T) 

      • d) Watch (T)

      • e) Handkerchief or Tissues 

      • f) Vest, reflective, orange (T) 

      • g) Comb or brush (optional, carry if needed) (T)

      • h) Ground Team Member’s Handbook 

      • i) Signal Mirror 

      • j) Whistle 

      • k) Pocket or utility-type knife, multipurpose with can opener. Swiss Army knives, Leatherman, or Gerber Tools are recommended. (T) 

    • 2) Day pack (preferably red or orange), webbed gear, or other SAR/Survival Vest (T) containing: 

      • a) First Aid Kit, stored in zip-lock bag or other waterproof container, recommended that it consists of the following: 

        • (1) 2 Antiseptic cleansing pads 

        • (2) Antiseptic ointment 

        • (3) 6 Band-Aids, various sizes 

        • (4) Moleskin, 2” X 4” 

        • (5) Roller bandage 

        • (6) 2 Safety pins, large 

        • (7) 4 gauze pads 

        • (8) 1 Triangular Bandage 

        • (9) Tape, first aid 

        • (10) Any personal medication (your team leader should know what you have and where you carry it.)(T) 

        • (11) Rubber surgical gloves (two pair minimum) 

      • b) Survival Kit, stored in ziplock bag or other waterproof container, consisting of: 

        • (1) Duct tape, 5-10 feet (does not need to be a whole role. May be wrapped around a stick. 

        • (2) Leaf bag or trash bag, large 

        • (3) 12 wooden, waterproofed matches (T) 

        • (4) Match container, waterproof, with striking surface 

        • (5) 1 Chemical Light Stick, Green (T) 

        • (6) 50’ of nylon line (paracord or similar line). 

      • c) SAR Equipment stored in zip-lock bags, consisting of: 

        • (1) Change of socks (T) 

        • (2) Flagging Tape, 1 roll 

        • (3) Flashlight (with red or blue lens), with spare bulb and batteries 

        • (4) Spare flashlight (penlight will do) (T) 

        • (5) Insect repellent 

        • (6) Lip balm, with sunscreen. 

        • (7) Sunscreen lotion 

        • (8) Tissue Paper (T)

        • (9) Work Gloves, leather (T)

        • (10) Interviewing Form(s), blank 

        • (11) 4 Moist Towelettes, clean, in foil wrapper 

      • d) 2 meals (T) 

      • e) Shelter Material, preferably 8’ X 10’ (spare military poncho meets the need) 

      • f) Coat for appropriate climate, if necessary (in pack if not wearing it)(T) 

      • g) Poncho (T) 

      • h) Canteen(s) to carry 2 quarts of water (Some wings require their personnel to have at least one one-quart canteen on a belt while the other is stored in the field pack. At least one quart of water must be carried by all personnel)(T) 

      • i) Compass Pouch, containing compass, lensatic or orienteering (orienteering preferred). Compass should have a “glow in the dark” dial. 

      • j) Leader’s Equipment -- only required of Ground Team Leaders 

        • (1) Protractor -- for map work. 

        • (2) Map Case (Large Zip-Loc bags can be used if necessary) 

        • (3) Pencil, with eraser (plus sharpener if not a mechanical pencil) 

        • (4) Alcohol Pens, fine tip, at least 2 colors (neither the color of your colored flashlight lens) 

        • (5) Some way to erase alcohol pens marks on the map case, such as alcohol swabs or a special alcohol pen eraser. 

        • (6) A straightedge ruler, at least 6” long (Some protractors may have a ruler as well). 

        • (7) Ground Team Leader Handbook 

  • b. Extended duration pack: a backpack (preferably with frame) (T) containing: 

    • 1) Tent (optional, if you are sharing a tent with someone else who is carrying it) (T) 

    • 2) Spare rank and CAP cutouts (for cadets) 

    • 3) 5 meals (T) 

    • 4) 2 Leaf Bags, large 

    • 5) Bag, waterproof (T), containing: (a) Spare uniform, (b) Underwear and socks, 3 changes (T) 

    • 6) Sleeping pad, foam or inflatable. 

    • 7) Spare boot laces. 

    • 8) Kit, sewing, with spare buttons. 

    • 9) Shoe Shine Kit 

    • 10) Toilet Kit, that should contain: (a) Toothbrush and paste (T) (b) Shaving Kit (if you shave) (T) (c) Deodorant (T) (d) Washcloth and soap (T) (e) Towel (T) 

    • 11) Sleeping Bag or Bedroll appropriate to climate (T) 

  • c. Optional Items 

    • (1) Rainwear, durable 

    • (2) Webbing, nylon, 1” wide, 20’ long

    • (3) Handheld FM Transceiver (highly recommended for Ground Team Leaders) 

    • (4) Water Purification Tablets 

    • (5) Eye Protection (highly recommended) 

    • (6) Entrenching Tool (highly recommended for base gear)