Pioneer Trek 2023

June 8 - 10
Trek Leaders: Rachael & Brent Judd
901-489-8793 / 901-491-1353

We will be meeting at the stake center on June 7th from 6-8 PM to load up. On the 8th we will be meeting at the stake center at 7 AM to head out and will be back in the evening of the 10th. 

Trek Packing List

All items, except for the sleeping bag and pad, need to fit inside a 5-gallon bucket. 

What to Pack:

  • 5 Gallon Bucket w/ Lid- this will be your “suitcase” – Buy @ Home Depot/Ace/Lowes – $7
  • GIRLS – calf length or longer skirt OR pants, long/short sleeve shirts 
  • BOYS – pants, long/short sleeve shirts
  • Jacket – lightweight but warm or a sweatshirt. (This can be rolled into a sleeping bag to save space)
  • Sleeping bag – warm, good quality. Place in a waterproof bag or garbage bag. 
  • Small pillow 
  • Sleeping pad – small pad that can fit in garbage bag with sleeping bag and pillow
  • Work gloves – 1 pair, basic gloves with non-slip grips 
  • Warm Pajamas – 1 set to sleep in (it will get cold at night)
  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes – hiking or sneakers
  • Rain Poncho –  VERY IMPORTANT
  • Hat or visor for the daytime
  • Socks – 4 pairs (2-3, wool is a good idea or wicking material)
  • Underwear 
  • Small flashlight – Don’t forget to put in new batteries!
  • Beanie – for cold nights
  • Sunglasses
  • Garbage bag or plastic grocery bags – to store clean or dirty clothes
  • No need to bring your own scriptures – your Ma and Pa will have a set 

Personal Items: Bring only what you need

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Small washcloth
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Cooling Wrap Cloth
  • Chafing Powder
  • Wet wipes (for hygiene)
  • Sunblock – SPF above 30
  • Sanitary supplies for young women if needed
  • Medicine as needed (Prescription meds must be turned into the stake medical team the morning of departure.  
  • Insect repellant with DEET 
  • Chapstick 
  •  Insulated water bottle or hydration pack

**It is recommended that you WRITE YOUR NAME on tape with a Sharpie


-walking sticks
-open-toed shoes