Welcome to the Young Disciple Wilderness Experience! 

On this page, you will find several resources for the Wilderness Experience from how to hang a bear bag to where to find a good quality cookpot. 

Packing Checklist

Fill out this form once you are packed, so we can make sure you have everything you will need. 

WE Packing Checklist form (will be shared closer to the trip)

Meal Planning

Fill out this form to choose your meals for the Wilderness Experience. 

WE Menu Planning form (will be shared closer to the trip)

Helpful Links

Below are links mentioned in the information booklet, as well as a few other resources. The more you research ahead of time, the more your experience will be enhanced. 

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

Understanding Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings

How to Hang a Bear Bag

Taking Care of Your Feet

Sources for Gear

Rain Jacket

  Amazon.com: Frogg Toggs Waterproof Jacket


  Drop.com: Dan Durston Tent (Use this link to get $10 of your first $50 purchase from Drop.com)

  Amazon.com: Lanshan 3-Season Tent

  REI Co-op: Flash Air 1

Backpacking Backpack

  Amazon.com: Gonex backpack

  Drop.com: Dan Durston backpack (Use this link to get $10 of your first $50 purchase from Drop.com)

Sleeping Bag/Quilt

  Etsy.com: Hang Tight Shop

  Paria Outdoor Products: Thermodown 15 Down Quilt

  Hammockgear.com: Economy Custom Burrow

Sleeping Pad

  North 40: Thermarest Ridgerest Solite Pad

Bear Bag

  REI Co-op: Sea to Summit Dry Sack

Cord to Hang Bear Bag

  Msrgear.com: Reflective Utility Cord Kit


  Goodmans: IMUSA Aluminum Drinking Mug


  Amazon.com: Bamboo Spoon


  Amazon.com: BRS Tentock Titanium Mini Backpacking Stove

  Amazon.com: Etekcity Ultralight Portable Backpacking Stove


  Amazon.com: ThruNite Max120 Lumens Mini Flashlight

Trowel for digging cathole

  REI Co-op: Snow Stake

Water Filter

  Amazon.com: Sawyer Products Water Filtration System


 Questions about the Wilderness Experience? Contact the YD office at 509-722-4300 or click here to email.