VMAT Personal Equipment List
The VMAT 4 has devised the following list so that all deployed team members are self-sufficient and able to care for themselves. We want to be self sufficient and not be a burden on an already burdened disaster area. The basic rule is 2-3-4. This means that each team member should deploy with two bags, 3 days of food supply, and 4 quarts of water. The following list also includes not only minimally required items, but others to help each member travel and live more comfortably during the deployment.
The two fabric bags to be utilized are a large one for carrying our VMAT backpacks, and another one for all personal gear. Uniforms and personal equipment must be marked for identification, using waterproof indelible ink of appropriate contrasting color or sewn in tags.
Clothing should be chosen according to weather and temperature as well as for protection from the work environment and should include at least two VMAT T-shirts, two VMAT polo shirts, two VMAT long sleeve blouses, and two pairs of pants.
Please keep your equipment packs within the required weights, 20 kg for summer and 30 kg for winter.
page and use it as a check off in preparation for deployment
____long trousers (2 pair)
____long sleeved shirts (2)
____short sleeved shirts (optional)
____work boots, black, military style
____black comfortable shoes
____underwear (3 pair)
____socks (3 pair)
____Wellington rubber boots
____gloves (ski and regular)
____fleece pullover or wool sweater, blue
COOKING AND FOOD
____foot care (powder, moleskin)
____detergent (for clothes)
____medications (vitamins, Rx, including air sickness patches, etc.)
____all purpose tool/all purpose knife
____waterproof matches, no butane
____face mask/dust mask
____tape, safety pins, sewing kit
____leather work gloves
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E. Wingfield, DVM
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This page was last revised 08/22/2001