Clinic Student Gear

*this is a list of what you will need to bring for the 6-day clinical intensive to make sure you are comfortable and prepared for all conditions.  We may add items to this prior to the trip, so be sure to refer to this before packing!

  • meal for Saturday afternoon/evening. (all meals are provided starting on 9/16 at breakfast)
  • sleeping bag, pillow and ground pad *everyone will be tent camping.
  • tent
  • time piece (ye old wristwatch)
  • personal toiletry items
  • personal first aid kit (should be small enough to fit in a cargo pocket or small day pack)
  • personal survival kit (should be small enough to fit in a cargo pocket or small day pack) *details below.
  • comfortable clothing for working both in and outdoors
  • good walking shoes
  • small lunchbox, bento box or insulated lunch bag. (anything to carry your food in for mobile trips)
  • water bottle or camelback water storage unit
  • mess kit, drinking cup, hot beverage cup
  • small dishtowel, sponge and travel-size dish soap for cleaning your mess kit after use
  • day pack or medium sized backpack for day excursions
  • knife
  • headlamp
  • clippers and harvesting bag for wildcrafting  (*optional)
  • weather gear:  be prepared for daytime heat, possible rain or cooling night-time temperatures and have layered clothing items that can adjust to various weather conditions.
  • sun protection:  long sleeves or sunscreen, hat, etc.
  • camera
  • notepad and pens for documentation
  • spending money for any personal purchases during the trip


**Do you have a hand-held portable radio set?  If so, bring it with batteries.  Cell phone coverage is available, however there is not an existing internet connection. We will have several sets of radios to stay in touch with team members.


What Goes in a Personal Survival Kit? 

This should fit into a toiletry bag or other small container that you can easily carry on you, or in a backpack to grab if needed.  Chances are you won’t need these items, but all clinical weeks, especially those in remote locations with little to no cell phone coverage, require this as part of your gear list.

  • 15′ of duct tape
  • 30′ of paracord
  • small compass (required)
  • fire starter
  • personal water purification unit (like a Steri-Pen)

Notes About Water

We will have access to 500 gallons of clean potable water, however it is recommended that we work with personal filtration units.  More details about this will be provided as we approach the clinic dates.

What Is Available Near our Team Base?

There is a gas/convenience store close by the reservation.  There are hospitals and higher emergency care available within 20 minutes of Window Rock and additional health care on the reservation if needed.