List of Purchasable Items
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"Midland GMRS 2-Way Radio with 22 Channels Value Pack, LXT118"
Average Price: $29.75-$37.95
What we look for: Uses replaceable batteries; light, durable, inexpensive; 16-18 mile range
Used for: Provides staff with means of communication between the property, junior staff, and other hiking staff in case of emergencies, or when other communication is necessary (for directions, etc.)
"Coghlans Fire Sticks (Set of 12)"
Average Price: $21.84
What we look for: Preferably waterproof; non-odorous; burn completely
Used for: We send each hiking group with about a few fire sticks to aid with building a fire on rainy nights.
Similar Product: "Coleman Strike-a-Fire"
Average Price: $6.95-$8.96 per 6 pack; $80.00-$88.40
What we look for: Approximately 7"; with pointed tips (to pierce the ground); the stronger they are, the longer they last!
Used for: Stakes are used for holding down tents and tarps and often need to be replaced due to misuse (bending) and wear. Tents require about 8 stakes, and tarps 2-4.
White Gas/Camp Fuel
Average Price: $14.95-$20.00
What we look for: Must be white fuel (i.e. made for camp stoves); avoid fuel "blends"
Used for: The camp fuel fills our camp stoves and tiki torches that are used at the Chapel
Braided Nylon/Cotton Rope
What we look for: "shoe-string" like rope; easily tied; light; medium thinness
Used for: We use rope for many things including: clothesline to hang tarps on "Git' Back Day", supplying staff with in in case repairs/adjustments are needed, and tying together loose utensils for easier transportation
Other Equipment Items/Supplies
Specific Item Requests: AA or AAA Batteries, Duct Tape, Pocket Lighters, Pot Holders, Can Opener
Used for: These items are small, but essential to the equipment bins. Batteries power the walkie talkies that keep staff in good communication; lighters are used everywhere from the kitchen to the trail; and a durable pot holder and can opener simplifies/aids in the process of dinner time on trail!
Note: When purchasing a can opener, it's best to find one that has received positive reviews (can openers that break easily make for a difficult time on trail.) A decent can opener can be found here!
Average Cost: $40.00-$45.00/6ct. packs
What we’re looking for: 16-18 gallon bins with lids; durable; stackable
Used for: The rectangle/larger Tupperware bins are frequently used around the property to keep our things organized and accessible. They also serve a huge purpose in our equipment shed for sorting equipment in to bins designated to each hiking staff
Large Cleaning Supplies
Price Range: Prices vary anywhere from $20-$60 for more expensive items
Specific Item Requests: Carpet Cleaner, Swifer Wet Jet, Vacuum, Mops, Brooms
Used for: These items allow us to keep our property clean and sparkly! The more durable these items are, the less they will have to be replaced/repurchased.
Small Cleaning Supplies
Specific Item Requests: SOS Pads, Dawn, Bleach, Lysol, Shamwow, Paper Towels
Used for: From the bathhouses, to the kitchen, to the lodge, these items help us maintain a healthy and hospitable property! We go through these supplies quickly and can never have too much!
Specific Item Requests: Mini Shampoo Bottles (Hotel Shampoo), Tooth-brushes, Toilet Paper
Used for: Occasionally, campers may forget to bring certain hygiene items/toiletries; therefore, we like to keep some on hand in case that happens! Also, we go through a LOT of toilet paper in the bath houses and during the hiking week, so we can never have too much!