Buying Camp Equipment

Jane Maddin
1st Orleans Pathfinders
Orleans, Ontario


150 dollars will get you:

  • a Rubbermaid patrol box (about $9)
  • three dishpans
  • a couple of coils of rope
  • four tea towels
  • two dish clothes
  • a pair of oven mitts
  • a bottle of bleach
  • a small bottle of dish soap
  • a box of baking soda (for fire safety)
  • a roll of paper towels
  • a roll of toilet paper
  • a small cutting board
  • a sharp knife
  • a scrubby
  • a largish pot for boiling water
  • a frying pan
  • a few clothes pins
  • a towel (white) for a bulletin board
  • a few large safety pins for pinning up my agenda and menu
  • a roll of duct tape for tent repairs
  • a pair of scissors
  • a couple of large
  • black garbage bags
  • a box of large size freezer bags
  • a plastic mixing bowl
  • a vegetable peeler
  • a measuring cup
  • a can opener
  • and a box of matches

That is, it'll get all that stuff if you do some of your buying at a yardsale. That is most of the contents of my Patrol box, and I think I've used every single thing in it. You might be able to stock some of it with donations!!


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For others, depending on what is available from campsites and districts/divisions etc. I would buy (or acquire) in this order:
  • lantern and fuel
  • stove (same type of fuel as lantern)
  • patrol cooking dishes
  • water bag (much easier then buckets)
  • tarps (several)
  • water purifier (or stock up on tablets)
  • and then lastly tents



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