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Equipment Lists

The Ten Essentials

Lightweight First Aid Kit


Local Trail Maps

Scout Mountain trail

Gibson Jack trail

Portneuf Range trails north

Portneuf Range trails South

City Creek trails

More maps can be found at the Outdoor Adventure Center library. We have over a thousand USGS topo maps for most of Idaho and the intermountain west.



Principles for tying knots:

  1. Choose the right knot for the application.
  2. Tie it correctly.
  3. Tie it neatly ( a not neat knot is a knot not needed!).
  4. Set it tightly.

You never know when a knot will come in handy. Whether it’s a Trucker’s Hitch for tying a boat on top of the car, or a Figure Eight Follow Through to tie into a climbing rope at the base of a climb you find the knot you need and how to tie it on Grog’s Animated Knot website


Leave No Trace

The OAC believes in and promotes minimizing our impact while playing in the outdoors. The Leave No Trace principles are the best available for minimum impact guidance to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace were developed to help educate and guide recreationists in sustainable minimum impact practices that mitigate or avoid recreation-related impacts. These principles are the most robust and widely utilized minimum impact outdoor practices. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry and wilderness, the practices have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere - from the backcountry, to local parks, to your backyard - and for any recreational activity. Each Principle covers a specific topic and provides detailed information for minimizing impacts. The Principles are based not only on a respect for nature and other visitors, they are also based on and supported by scientific research.  Learn more about these important principles at lnt.org


The Seven Principles

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors