Planning an Expedition type trip....... check this list out .....

Bob

Trailmaster
Joined
Mar 3, 2013
Messages
3,232
Your next gear list? From one of the all time great explorers

Lewis and Clark Packing List

Mathematical Instruments


1Hadley’s Quadrant
1Mariner’s Compas & 2 pole chain
1Sett of plotting instruments
3Thermometers
1Cheap portable Microscope
1Pocket Compass
1brass Scale one foot in length
6Magnetic needles in small straight silver or brass cases opening on the side with hinges.
1Instrument for measuring made of tape with feet & inches mark’d on it,…
2Hydrometers
1Theodolite
1Sett of planespheres
2Artificial Horizons
1Patent log
6papers of Ink powder
4Metal Pens brass or silver
1Set of Small Slates & pencils
2Creyons
Sealing wax one bundle
1Miller’s edition of Lineus in 2 Vol:
Books
Maps
Charts
Blank Vocabularies
Writing paper
1Pair large brass money scales with two setts of weights.
Arms & Accoutrements

15Rifle
15Powder Horns & pouches complete
15Pairs of Bullet Moulds
15do. (ditto) Of Wipers or Gun worms
15Ball Screws
24Pipe Tomahawks
24large knives
Extra parts of Locks & tools for repairing arms
15Gun Slings
500best Flints

Ammunition


200Lbs. Best rifle powder
400lbs. Lead
Clothing

153 pt. Blankets
15Watch Coats with Hoods & belts
15Woolen Overalls
15Rifle Frocks of waterproof Cloth if possible
30Pairs of Socks or half Stockings
20Fatigue Frocks or hinting shirts
30Shirts of Strong linnen
30yds. Common flannel.

Camp Equipage


6Copper kettles (1 of 5 Gallons, 1 of 3, 2 of 2, & 2 of 1)
35falling Axes.
4Drawing Knives, short & strong
2Augers of the patent kind.
1Small permanent Vice
1Hand Vice
36Gimblets assorted
24Files do. (ditto)
12Chisels do. (ditto)
10Nails do. (ditto)
2Steel plate hand saws
2Vials of Phosforus
1do. (ditto) Of Phosforus made of allum & sugar
4Groce fishing Hooks assorted
12Bunches of Drum Line
2Foot Adzes
12Bunches of Small cord
2Pick Axes
3Coils of rope
2Spades
12Bunches Small fishing line assorted
1lb. Turkey or Oil Stone
1Iron Mill for Grinding Corn
20yds. Oil linnen for wrapping & securing Articles
10yds do. do. (ditto) Of thicker quality for covering and lining boxes. &c
40yds Do. Do. (ditto) To form two half faced Tents or Shelters.
4Tin blowing Trumpets
2hand or spiral spring Steelyards
20yds Strong Oznaburgs (strong cloth)
24Iron Spoons
24Pint Tin Cups (without handles)
30Steels for striking or making fire
100Flints for do. do. do. (ditto)
2Frows
6Saddlers large Needles
6Do. (ditto) Large Awls
Muscatoe Curtains
2patent chamber lamps & wicks
15Oil Cloth Bags for securing provision
1Sea Grass Hammock
Provisions and Means of Subsistence

150lbs. Portable Soup.
3bushels of Allum or Rock Salt
Spicies assorted
6Kegs of 5 Gallons each making 30 Gallons of rectified pirits such as is used for the Indian trade
6Kegs bound with iron Hoops

Indian Presents


5lbs. White Wampum
5lbs. White Glass Beads mostly small
20lbs. Red Do. Do. (ditto) Assorted
5lbs. Yellow or Orange Do. Do. (ditto) Assorted
30Calico Shirts
12Pieces of East India muslin Hanckerchiefs striped or check’d with brilliant Colours.
12Red Silk Hanckerchiefs
144Small cheap looking Glasses
100Burning Glasses
4Vials of Phosforus
288Steels for striking fire
144Small cheap Scizors
20Pair large Do. (ditto)
12Groces Needles Assorted No. 1 to 8 Common points
12Groces Do. (ditto) Assorted with points for sewing leather
288Common brass thimbles – part W. office
10lbs. Sewing Thread assorted
24Hanks Sewing Silk
8lbs. Red Lead
2lbs. Vermillion – at War Office
288Knives Small such as are generally used for the Indian trade, with fix’d blades & handles inlaid with brass
36Large knives
36Pipe Tomahawks – at H. Ferry
12lbs. Brass wire Assorted
12lbs. Iron do. Do. (ditto) generally large
6Belts of narrow Ribbons colours assorted
50lbs. Spun Tobacco.
20Small falling axes to be obtained in Tennessee
40fish Griggs such as the Indians use with a single barbed point – at Harper’s ferry
3Groce fishing Hooks assorted
3Groce Mockerson awls assorted
50lbs. Powder secured in a Keg covered with oil Cloth
24Belts of Worsted feiret (woven wool tape) or Gartering Colours brilliant and Assorted
15Sheets of Copper Cut into strips of an inch in width & a foot long
20Sheets of Tin
12lbs. Strips of Sheet iron 1 In. wide 1 foot long
1Pc. Red Cloth second quality
1Nest of 8 or 9 small copper kettles
100Block-tin rings cheap kind ornamented with Colour’d Glass or Mock-Stone
2Groces of brass Curtain Rings & sufficently large for the Finger
1Groce Cast Iron Combs
18Cheap brass Combs
24Blankets.
12Arm Bands Silver at War Office
12Wrist do. do. Do. (ditto)
36Ear Trinkets Do. Part do. (ditto)
6Groces Drops of Do. Part Do. (ditto)
4doz Rings for Fingers of do. (ditto)
4Groces Broaches of do. (ditto)
12Small Medals do. (ditto)
Means of Transportation

1Keeled Boat light strong at least 60 feet in length her burthen equal to 8 Tons
1Iron frame of Canoe 40 feet long
1Large Wooden Canoe
12Spikes for Setting-Poles
4Boat Hooks & points Complete
2Chains & Pad-Locks for confining the Boat & Canoes &c.
Medicine

15lbs. Best powder’s Bark
10lbs. Epsom or Glauber Salts
4oz. Calomel
12oz. Opium
_oz. Tarter emetic
8oz. Borax
4oz. Powder’d Ipecacuana
8oz. Powder Jalap
8oz. Powdered Rhubarb
6Best lancets
2oz. White Vitriol
4oz. Lacteaum Saturni
4Pewter Penis syringes
1Flour of Sulphur
3Clyster pipes
4oz. Turlingtons Balsam
2lbs. Yellow Bascilicum
2Sticks of Symple Diachylon
1lb. Blistering Ointments
2lbs. Nitre
2lbs. Coperas
 

Pukwudgie

Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2021
Messages
95
Only 3 ropes? I mean I've done canyons where I carry 3 ropes. I sometimes carry "Small Cheap Scizors" but 144 pairs seems excessive.
 

Pukwudgie

Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2021
Messages
95
Here’s what Charles L. Bernheimer used to carry on his expeditions to the Rainbow Plateau and surrounding areas in the early 20th century.
11C44F44-B668-4FA1-9003-79F05224F8EC.jpeg
 

Attachments

  • 57A80A83-6F9B-41A0-914F-EEEC1FAB6A8D.jpeg
    57A80A83-6F9B-41A0-914F-EEEC1FAB6A8D.jpeg
    321.2 KB · Views: 13

balzaccom

Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2014
Messages
577
This is great. I posted something similar about the gear taken on the fictional trip to King Solomon's Mine...

But while the rest of us can chuckle about taking along an iron mill to grind corn, none of us have ever taken a trip into the unknown and had to live off our supplies for nearly two years. If you haven't read Undaunted Courage, you should. We listened to it as an audio book on our car trip to Yellowstone and back many years ago. Amazing, amazing, amazing.
 

Rockskipper

No ETA
.
Joined
Jun 11, 2017
Messages
3,623
Reminds me of the tons of stuff Powell took on his two river trips - except they forgot the plastic baggies to keep their flour and sugar from melting.
 

Jackson

I ❤️ GYE
.
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
2,816
Ah yes, calomel, aka "Thunderclappers." Mercury chloride used to treat stomach issues o_O. And because mercury persists in the soil after it's pooped out, researchers were able to find Traveler's Rest, one of the Corps' camp sites.
 
Joined
Jan 18, 2014
Messages
300
Ahh yes..I carry th same exact load for 1 person, with one exception... To lighten th load, I substitute th frow…with a frown!
 

Pukwudgie

Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2021
Messages
95
This is great. I posted something similar about the gear taken on the fictional trip to King Solomon's Mine...

But while the rest of us can chuckle about taking along an iron mill to grind corn, none of us have ever taken a trip into the unknown and had to live off our supplies for nearly two years. If you haven't read Undaunted Courage, you should. We listened to it as an audio book on our car trip to Yellowstone and back many years ago. Amazing, amazing, amazing.
Thanks for the "Undaunted Courage" recommendation. I'm enjoying it so far. FYI the audiobook is available for free on the Hoopla app through most libraries.
 

Jackson

I ❤️ GYE
.
Joined
May 31, 2015
Messages
2,816
Thanks for the "Undaunted Courage" recommendation. I'm enjoying it so far. FYI the audiobook is available for free on the Hoopla app through most libraries.
That book is the gateway drug that got me into western US history, about 15-16 years ago. Still the genre I read most often!
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
scatman Millcreek Ridge Planning Trip Planning 13
RyanP Does knowing the geology of the CO Plateau give practical insight for trip planning? General Discussion 20
wsp_scott Adirondacks planning Trip Planning 10
F Hammond Canyon, UT trip planning Trip Planning 9
6 Uintas Trip Planning Trip Planning 5
seaview53 Sawtooth trip planning. Iron Creek to Tin Cup Trip Planning 4
wsp_scott Yellowstone family trip planning General Discussion 27
McKee80 Trip Planning Puzzle for March Trip Planning 10
J Planning in the COVID-19 era Noobs: Introduce yourself! 1
DownPour Bechler Trail Yellowstone Planning for September Trip Planning 2
H Wind River Range route planning Trip Planning 6
Nick New Feature for Supporting Members: Private Trip Planning General Discussion 4
DrNed 2019 Highline Planning - Leidy to Mirror Lake Trip Planning 75
MurrMan81 Help Planning Utah Backpacking Trip Trip Planning 9
Perry Uinta Highline Trail Part II Planning Trip Planning 67
N Planning a last-minute trip this weedend Trip Planning 1
DrNed Help With Float Trip Planning Trip Planning 3
TrektheWorld Planning a family trip to Utah (Park City + more!) Trip Planning 4
P Redwood National Park planning Trip Planning 5
liam loftus Planning a wilderness area backpacking trip. Trip Planning 5
stu heilsberg Help planning Uintas trip Trip Planning 1
Hubert Poul Planning my 37 days in Southern Utah (on bike) Trip Planning 13
DrNed King's Peak Red Castle Loop Planning Trip Planning 9
Blake Merrell Planning a Uinta Highline Trail Trip Trip Planning 51
elkaholic It’s that time of year again...Planning for the Scouts High Adventure General Discussion 3
steve Planning a packrafting trip to Hole in the Rock Trail - April 10-12 Meet Up (Members Only) 74
woodmaker_58 Coconino Nat. Planning Trip Planning 1
Mullet Help with salt creek planning Trip Planning 13
isleroyaleguy Tetons planning Trip Planning 64
Vegan.Hiker Planning next summer's cross country trip... Trip Planning 22
A Water depths and gear planning Trip Planning 2
J History Teacher here planning a backpacking trip for my students to Death Hollow...... Trip Planning 14
SirDonB General Canoe/Kayak Trip Planning Trip Planning 9
Mike K Selway River Planning/Invite Trip Planning 8
D Planning for 'mega' Canyonlands Trip Trip Planning 2
I Zion Trip Planning: Misery Canyon --> The Barracks --> West Rim Trip Planning 5
J Planning to do Death Hollow for the 2.5 time.... Trip Planning 12
steve River Trip Planning - Labyrinth Canyon in May Trip Planning 41
Laura Planning next photography trip Trip Planning 9
pbax Summer planning, suggestions welcomed Trip Planning 13
Aldaron Trip Planning General Discussion 24
Jen Emergency fun planning! General Discussion 6
baltocharlie Trip planning: 'tween North Wash and The Needles Trip Planning 3
Aldaron Planning my year Trip Planning 28
Boerboel Escalante Trip Planning Trip Planning 7
Archbishop Preliminary planning for a trip through NW AZ Trip Planning 17
The Trout Whisperer Non kilt wearin’ version of th Gneiss Creek Expedition part 3… Backpacking 0
The Trout Whisperer Non kilt wearin’ version of th Gneiss Creek Expedition part 1 Backpacking 4
NorthwestWanderer 5 Day Olympic National Park On & Off trail expedition (6 bears) Backpacking 10
Cool Danish Southern Utah Expedition 2014 – Canyonlands, Sandstone and more. Hiking & Camping 16

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top