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NASAR SARTECHTM II MINIMUM PERSONAL EQUIPMENT LIST
The following equipment is commonly compiled to form what is referred to as a "24-hour ready pack". Such a pack holds those items that will assist the holder in functioning safely, effectively, and efficiently during a SAR incident. Some items may be carried on a belt, in pockets, or strapped to the person. This is the minimum equipment is recommended to be carried on all missions in non-urban or wilderness areas. Your local equipment requirements may vary. Consult a physician for recommendations about analgesics and other drugs that you may carry in the SAR pack.
Personal First Aid and Survival Kit
1 - Plastic bag, zip lock, qt. size, for kit
4 - Acetaminophen or aspirin tablets
4 - Antacid tablets
2 - Antiseptic cleansing pads
1 - Antiseptic ointment
6 - Band aids, various sizes
1 - Candle, long burning
2 - Cotton swabs, non sterile
1 - Duct tape, 5-10 ft.
1 - Leaf bag, large
8 - Matches in a waterproof container
1 - Moleskin
2 - Quarters for phone call
1 - Razor blade, single edge safety type
1 - Roller gauze bandage
2 - Safety pins, large
1 - Splinter forceps, tweezers
1- Space type blanket or space type sleeping bag
1- Towelette, clean
1- Whistle
(Non-urban) Personal SAR Equipment
1 - Pack, 1800 cubic inch (minimum)
4 - Bags, various sizes, zip locked
1 - Bandanna, handkerchief
1 - Cap or other headgear
2 - Carabiners, locking gate
1 - Clothes bag, waterproof
1 - Clothing, adequate for climate
1 - Clothing, extra set, suitable for climate
1 - Compass, orienteering
1 - Flagging tape, roll
1 - Flashlight or lantern
1 - Flashlight extra, extra batteries and bulb
1 - Footwear, sturdy, adequate for climate
1 - Gloves, durable, even in summer
1 - Goggles, or eye protection, clear
1 - Insect repellent
1 - Knife, multi-purpose
1 - Lip balm, with sunscreen
1 - Measuring device, 18 in. minimum
1 - Metal cup or pot
1 - Mirror, small
1 - Nylon twine or small rope, 50 feet
1 - Pad and pencil
2 - Prusik cords (6mm – 8mm; 6 ft. length)
1 - Rainwear, durable
1 - SAR personal identification
1 - Shelter Material, 8x10 plastic or coated nylon
1 - Scissors, multi-purpose
1 - Socks, extra pair
1 - Sunscreen lotion
1 - Tissue paper or baby wipes (recommended)
1 - Tracking stick, 42" long
1 - Watch
2 - Water containers, at least liter size
1 - Webbing, 1” tubular - length suitable for harness
1 - Wire, 5-10 ft., woven steel
8 - Wire ties, plastic, self locking
Optional Personal Support Equipment Recommended by Not Required
2 - Antihistamine, 25mg Benadryl
2 - Extra leaf bags
1 - Extra water container
1 - Foam pad
2 - Food, nonperishable
1 - Gaiters
1 - Rain cover, pack
1 - Sterno or stove
1 - Sun glasses, 97% UV protection
1 - Trail snacks
1 - Water purification tabs
The following requirements are for an urban SAR pack. This should only be carried when the Incident Commander approves its use.
Personal First Aid and Survival Kit (Same as in the 24-hour pack.)
(Urban) Personal SAR Equipment
1 - Fanny pack, 600-1200 cubic inch
4 - Bags, various sizes, zip locked
1 - Bandanna, handkerchief
1 - Cap or other headwear
1 - Clothing, adequate for climate
1 - Compass, orienteering
1 - Flagging tape, roll
1 - Flashlight or lantern
1 - Footwear, sturdy, adequate for climate
1 - Knife, multi-purpose
1 - Map
1 - Mirror, small
1 - Raincoat & pants durable
1 - SAR personal identification
1 - Small pad and pencil
1 - Sunglasses, 97% UV protection
1 - Sunscreen lotion
1 - Tissue paper or baby wipes
1 - Tracking stick, 42" long
1 - Watch
1 - Water container, at least liter size
(Items bolded above are variances from the non-urban pack list)