Packing List

For all GTM-3 trainees, scroll down to text in red

Packing List for ESTA

You Should Bring:

  • Paperwork:
    • Current CAP Membership Card.
    • Current 101 Card.
    • Completed Forms:
      • Cadets:
        • CAPF-31  Required for all attendees(Form must be signed by your Commander or DCC and Parents every time.)
        • CAPF-160 CAP Member Health History Form (Two-sided form requiring signature.)
        • CAPF-161 Emergency Information Form
        • CAPF-163 Permission for Provision of Minor Cadet Over-The-Counter Medication Form (Requires signature.)
      • Officers (Senior Members):
        • CAPF-31  Required for all attendees.
        • CAPF-160 CAP Member Health History Form (Two-sided form requiring signature.)
        • CAPF-161 Emergency Information Form
  • Uniforms:
    • Cadets:
      • ABUs/BDUs w/patches.
      • ABU/BDU cap.
      • Tan/Black T-shirts (2) w/ no “logos” on the shirts (Unless they are CAP Squadron t-shirts)
      • Combat boots & socks. 
      • PT clothes & shoes. (This is not BDU mix and match, you need a full PT outfit including athletic shoes, athletic shorts or sweatpants, and a t-shirt and/or sweatshirt.)
      • ABU/BDU-style field coat or warm "civilian attire" coat with black gloves.
      • Raincoat or poncho.
      • OD web belt w/ canteen and canteen cover.
      • Casual clothing for Saturday night free time. (Clothing of an appropriate nature.)
        • No short-shorts, tank tops, or spaghetti strap tops.
      • Sleepwear.   (Clothing of an appropriate nature.)
        • NO SLEEPING IN YOUR UNIFORM.
        • No short-shorts or spaghetti strap tops.
    • Officers:
      • ABUs/BDUs w/patches.
      • ABU/BDU cap.
      • Tan/Black T-shirts (2) w/ no “logos” on the shirts (Unless they are CAP Squadron t-shirts)
      • Combat boots & socks. 
      • PT clothes & shoes -- if participating. (This is not BDU mix and match, you need a full PT outfit including athletic shoes, athletic shorts or sweatpants, and a t-shirt and/or sweatshirt.)
      • ABU/BDU-style field coat or warm "civilian attire" coat.
      • Raincoat or poncho.
      • OD web belt w/ canteen and canteen cover.
      • Flight Suit
        • Only if an active flight crew member for the weekend.  This is inappropriate for general wear over the weekend in the classroom or on field exercises.
      • Blues or Corporate Style Uniform (Gray slacks & polo shirt)
        • Required for those conducting classroom-only instruction (no field instruction component).
      • Casual clothing for Saturday night free time. (Clothing of an appropriate nature.)
        • No short-shorts, tank tops, or spaghetti strap tops.
      • Sleepwear.   (Clothing of an appropriate nature.)
        • NO SLEEPING IN YOUR UNIFORM.
        • No short-shorts or spaghetti strap tops.
  • Other Items:
    • Sleeping bag and pillow. 
    • Clipboard/notebook and paper.
    • Pen and Pencil.
    • Shoeshine kit.
    • Towel, washcloth & toiletries.
    • Flashlight and batteries.
    • Prescription drugs.
      • (Allergy, asthma, etc... Please let the Medical Officer know if you have special health requirements!)
    • 24 Hour Pack (As Needed for Field Training)
    • For all GTM-3 Trainees:
      • Clothing and Layering Tips: The following are some tips to help you stay warm in cold climates: 
        • 1. Say no to cotton; go with synthetics. Cotton absorbs moisture and dries slowly, which will increase your chances for hypothermia. Experienced rescuers call jeans and T-shirts the hypothermia uniform for this reason. Additionally, cotton socks become very abrasive when moist, causing additional friction which can lead to hot spots or eventually blisters. 
        • 2. First layer - Lightweight long underwear. Polypropylene, capilene, coolmax, ZeO2, or any other similar nylon material that shed sweat rather than absorbs it (wicks) is ideal. 
        • 3. Second layer - this is your insulation layer, so it's heavier than the first. A nice, midweight wool or fleece sweater, expedition weight capilene or polypropylene pullover, or fleece vest works well. In colder climates, or if you're not burning a lot of calories and sweating, wear a heavier wool or fleece jacket. 
        • 4. Third layer - Wind guard. This outer shell protects against wind, rain, and snow. Think Gore-Tex, H2No, or a similar material that lets moisture pass through, creating better temperature control. But avoid damaging or scratching this layer. These materials often loose their protective qualities when scratched or worn away. 
        • 5. If you tend to get cold very easily, dress with more layers. Eat and drink more when it's cold out to keep your body fueled. More fuel = more energy and heat. 
        • 6. If you know you sweat a lot, bring an extra wicking layer with you on your next outdoor adventure. Change this layer midway through your workout.
      • You will be conducting an outdoor winter survival practical exercise and will need to bring an appropriate cold weather sleeping bag. If you have a personal tent in your 72 hour pack, bring it.

Appropriate Clothing Guide

ActivityCadet Uniform
Officer Uniform
 PTPT Gear
PT Gear
 Flight Operations
BDU's, ABU'S or Flight Suit
BDU's, ABU's or Flight Suit
Classroom Instructors
BDU's  ABU's
Blues or
Corporate Uniform
Classroom Attendance
BDU's  ABU's
BDU's, Blues, ABU's or Corporate Uniform
Field Exercises &
Instruction
 BDU's ABU'sBDU's  ABU,s
 Lights Out
Appropriate Sleepware
(No Uniforms, short-shorts, tank tops, nor spaghetti strap tops)
Appropriate Sleepware
(No Uniforms, short-shorts, tank tops, nor spaghetti strap tops
)



PROHIBITED ITEMS:

  • Tobacco products (cadets).
      • Senior members, the building is a Non-Smoking area.
  • Alcoholic beverages of any kind.
  • Personal Electronic Devices:
    • AM/FM radios,
    • DVD players,
    • Video games of all types, 
    • Laptops/Tablets (cadets),
    • Pagers (cadets),
    • Cell phones (cadets-cell phone use is prohibited unless on cadet staff). 
  • Knives of any kind on person (cadets).  
    • (Cadets will only be allowed to have a small knife in their 24-hour pack for appropriate use solely during field exercises.)
  • Firearms
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • More than $30 dollars spending money.
  • If you are a cadet and you drive / fly yourself to the event, expect to turn in your keys during the weekend.
  • If you have food with you,
    • Do not keep it in the sleeping quarters.
    • You may store it in the Kitchen with your name on the package.
  • Matches, lighters, fire starters, fireworks, etc..


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