This is the gear list we send in our Acceptance Packet, these are the bare essentials we ask our members to have when going on hitch.
Required Everyday Items:
8” Tall, Full Leather Boots – TxCC Boot Guide will be in acceptance packet
Work Pants – Canvas or denim. Sturdy, no holes, ready to get dirty.
Water Bottles – at least 3 liters capacity. Hydration is key in the Texas heat!
Sleeping bag and sleeping pad – we do have some available for rent (prices below)
Tent – with waterproof rain fly, 2 to 4 person sized tents are recommended.
Rain gear – waterproof jacket (be careful when shopping, there is a difference between waterproof and water resistant), breathable if possible. Rain pants and pack covers are optional.
Daypack – a backpack that will hold your water, lunch, extra layers, etc. Nothing fancy, just something you don’t mind getting dirty.
Tupperware/Bowl, Utensils, Coffee Cup – Something that you can eat out of and pack your lunch in while on hitch.
Bag – to transport your extra clothes/gear while camping. Can be a backpacking backpack or durable duffel bag.
Flashlight or headlamp – either will work, but a headlamp is really handy for moving around camp and doing camp duties at night.
Alarm clock – a watch works for this, or a battery powered clock. You cannot rely on having service/charging areas at some campsites
Long Sleeve Shirt – Something to protect you from sun and brush. Once again, thrift stores are a great source for stuff like this since it will get worn and torn. You will also receive one long sleeve TxCC brush shirt with your uniform
Bandana – either for your neck or head
Work gloves –We can’t guarantee you’ll like the gloves we supply, so you might want to bring a pair that fit well and comfortable
Hitch / Camping Gear: We provide cooking gear and food while on hitch. We have tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads that you can rent from us for your term if you cannot acquire your own. Pricing is listed below and will be deducted from your stipend.
Rental Prices per term
Sleeping Bag: $5 — Sleeping pad $5 — Tent $45