Kings Mountain Backpacking Trip 4/13-15/2018

Planned departure at 5:30 from Emory Road House, Planned Return 1:00 Sunday at Emory Road House.

Menu (Food being purchased by Mr Lodmell)

Friday Evening Meal -Summer Sausage/ Cheese/ Dough boys/ Fruit Cups/ Hot Chocolate

Sat Breakfast - Oatmeal, PB Packets, Turkey Bites, Coffee/Hot Chocolate

Sat Lunch - Pita Bread, Tuna Salad/Chicken Salad Spread, Applesauce, Granola Bars, Sunflower Seed Kernals, Drink Packets

Sat Dinner - Red Beans and Rice, canned chicken and summer sausage, Surprise Dessert

Sun Breakfast - Grits, Clif Bars, Nutella, Sausage Bites, coffee/hot chocolate

Sun Lunch - Beef Jerky, Apples, Oreos, Granola Bars (likely left in car for ride back)

Equipment List to be developed by Scouts at 4/8 meeting:

From Quartermaster:

  • 1 Large Aluminum Stockpot with lid
  • 1 Large Serving Spoon
  • 1 Ladle
  • 1 Rubber Spatula
  • 2 Collapsible Blue Water Containters (blue clear plastic)
  • 1 Troop First Aid Kit
  • Rain Fly (Kelty Noah's Tarp) and Pole
  • Lighter
  • Stakes

Purchased with Food

  • Sponge
  • Dish Soap
  • Trash Bags
  • Firewood

Mr Lodmell Bring

  • 2 Backpacking Stoves
  • Rope
  • Bear Bags
  • Travel Spade

Scouts need to arrange with buddy

  • Tent (Scouts first class and above may camp in hammocks as individuals)
  • Ground cloth
  • Stakes

Scout Personal Gear (just reminders, check Scout Handbook for complete list)

  • Mess Kit (Bowl/ Spoon/fork/ Cup/mug)
  • Pocket knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Backpack
  • Clothes for the weather
  • Rain Gear
  • Personal first aid gear
  • flash light
  • Toiletries
  • Canteen/Water bottle
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Screen

Recipe for Doughboys - 

If you like cooking s’mores over a fire but don’t actually like marshmallows, here’s your dessert (bonus: also good for breakfast). Serves 6

2cups flour
1/3cup powdered milk
3tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
Assorted jelly packets, honey, or Nutella

AT HOME Pack all dry ingredients in zip-top bag.

IN CAMP Build a fire and let it burn down to coals. In a bowl, combine mix and just enough water to form a tacky dough. Press about a half cup of dough around a clean, 3-foot-long, thumb-thick stick. Bake as you would a marshmallow, aiming for a golden brown color on all sides. Thump the outside with your finger; it’s done when it sounds hollow. Remove from stick, add toppings, and serve.