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GingerRoot Traveler’s Resources

A Checklist of What to Bring
For a pdf version of this list go here.

Encampment
___ Tent (Our encampment is in one place, by our kitchen, for 4 days)
___ Sleeping bag
___ Mattress Pad & pillow (this can be THICK since we are not lugging things any distance)
___ Flashlight or head lamp
___ Toiletries: Soap, tooth brush, floss, razor, unscented deodorant, etc
___ Moist Towelettes – since there is no shower
___ Portable Alarm Clock
___ 2 Towels
___ Earplugs
___ Any eating utensils, bowls, plates, mugs you want to maintain at your tent

Food
GingerRoot provides breakfasts and dinners beginning Saturday breakfast, ending Monday breakfast. Beyond that, bring…
___ Your own Friday Dinner (or eat in Silverton) before the program starts between 7 & 8pm.
___ Sack Lunches for Saturday & Sunday
___ Snack foods for 4 days you can carry with you or eat at your tent.
___ Foods you feel you need if you have a special diet to adhere to. Not only for your personal meals, but wild meals we make in common.
Part of some of the dishes we make will include conventional flour, sugar, eggs, milk, etc. If you cannot eat these items for health or philosophical reasons, bring alternatives for yourself. You can choose to incorporate the wild foods we gather into your own dishes, in parallel with us, that satisfy a raw lifestyle, veganism, etc.

Field Trips
___ $10/person for car pooling contribution (depending on the current price for gas). This goes to drivers.
___ Day Pack
___ Hiking boots
___ Swamp shoes: boots or old tennis shoes
___ Wide brimmed hat (protects you from hot sun) with bolo tie (helps anchor hat in high wind)
___ Field worthy note pads & pencils
___ Knife (preferably in a knife sheath)
___ Scissors (preferably in a scissor sheath) – I will have these for sale for $25 each
___ Water bottle

Optional
___ A vehicle that can carry 5-8 people for group travel to various habitats. ___ 2 or 3 of your favorite wild food books
___ If you don’t bring your own, you will have to enjoy my instant coffee. Share with others if you want.
___ Tupperware and/or zip lock bags to take extra wild foods and wild food dinner leftovers home with you.
___ Sunscreen, insect repellant.
___ Wild foods that you’ve previously prepared, are proud of making, and would like to share with the rest of us. Wild flours, jams, syrups, canned foods, pickles, nuts, beans, fruit leathers, wild jerkys, etc.

Clothing – Bring 3 changes of cloths
___ Prepare for temperatures usually ranging from 45-65 F at night to 55-85 F during the day.
___ Encampment Clothing: Bring clothing for comfort.
___ If you have sensitive skin, bring long pants and long sleeve shirts so you will not be cut by tall grass.
___ For Forests: Bring rugged but layered cloths and hiking boots.
___ Prepare for strong sun with a wide brimmed shade hat.
___ Watch weather reports. The best rain hats: waterproof, wide brimmed, tie to the head.
___ There may be ticks in this area. Wearing white helps to see them.