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ODMT Personal Equipment

Deployments may have different requirements, but this list should give you an idea of the some of the gear you'll need to have. Prior to a deployment, team leaders will provide detailed information about what gear to bring.

(An excellent source of discounted outdoor clothing and gear is Sierra Trading Post.)

Clothing

(see "You and Your BDU")

Standard
Long trousers Khaki BDU
Long sleeved shirt Khaki BDU
Team shirt (t-shirt or polo)
Work boots (8" black)
Waterproof/breathable shell (red)
Underwear
Socks
Street clothes and shoes (for off-duty)

(two sets of BDUs recommended)

Winter
Waterproof/breathable pants (black)
Insulated underwear
Pile/fllece jacket
Insulated hat
Cold weather gloves or mittens

Summer
Hat, brimmed
Shorts

Luggage

Backpack or duffle bag (to carry all gear)
Daypack/Fanny Pack

Safety Equipment

Required
Earplugs
Wristwatch
Safety glasses
Head lamp
Gloves, leather
Whistle
Multi-tool (Leatherman type)
Utility cord
2 Chemlight sticks

Optional
(for austere or aviation operations, not required for typical deployments)
Helmet (Bullard Advent A2, white)
Nomex flight suit
Climbing/rescue harness
Compass
GPS
Signal mirror
Altimeter
Thermometer
Goggles (cold weather)
Extra batteries
Tape (waterproof duct)
Survival kit

Camp Gear

Cooking and food (required)
Mess kit (plate, cup, bowl, silverware)
Water container (water bottles etc)
1 day's rations (Powerbars, GORP, etc.)

Cooking and food (optional - for state deployments)
Water purification tablets
Stove and fuel
Water filter
Fire starter

Sleeping (required)
Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad

Sleeping (optional - for state deployments)
Tent or bivy sack

Medical Gear

Stethoscope
Trauma scissors
Penlight
Eye protection
HEPA filter mask
Disposable gloves

Personal Gear

Toothpaste/brush
Soap
Shampoo
Shaving supplies
Toilet paper
Deodorant
Towel/washcloth
Comb/brush
Tampons
Extra eyewear
Insect repellent
Hand lotion
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Foot care (Moleskin etc)
Lip balm
Personal Medications
Notebook
Pen/pencil
Sewing kit (optional)
Dry bags (optional)
Detergent (optional)
Handiwipes (optional)
Novel (optional)
Alarm clock (optional)
Playing cards (optional)