July 26-29 2017 Register
  • Hat (360-degree sun protection, baseball style will not work for this event)
  • 2-3 Long Sleeved, Loose, Shirts (with collars attached or modified pioneer style. Plain color or patterned. See website for ideas)
  • Vest (*optional, but stylish)
  • 2 loose fitting, Pants (Khakis, corduroys or plain cargo pants- avoid polyester!)
  • Suspenders, (optional, yet functional and the pioneer men loved them.)
  • 4-6 Socks (may want to have a liner socks as well)
  • 1-2 pairs of Shoes (trail worthy and broken in)
  •  Please check the website for the complete list of what to bring (coming soon)!!!!
  • - F.Y.I. the stake will be providing bags to put the everyday essentials in. (lip balm (yes, guys need it too!), journal and pen, sunblock, water bottle, Pocket knives for whittling, etc.….)

Please inform parents and the Young Men to check the website for information and ideas and to start collecting the outfits! Make it a goal to have the outfits done by the end of June!

What NOT TO Wear

Blue jeans, baseball caps, tank tops, t-shirts, brand new shoes.

Ideas on where to shop as a pioneer:
Deseret Industries (go early and often), -Borrow from others who have done Trek, -Buy them, -Make them.

Ideas on where to shop as a pioneer:
Deseret Industries (go early and often), -Borrow from others who have done Trek, -Buy them, -Make them.

Possibles Bags
All Trek participants will be given a possibles bag. “Possibles Bags” or “Satchels” were carried by travelers in the 1800s and carried small basic items that helped them survive. On trek, these bags will carry your individual Book of Mormon / journal (supplied by the Stake), pencil, lip balm, and  your durable water bottle etc (see list on individual check list).

Do-it-Yourself
If you’d like to try to make your own stuff, try one of the following tutorials:

  • Petticoat: http://handcart-trek.org/patterns/Petticoats.pdf
  • Bonnet Pattern: http://handcart-trek.org/bonnet_pattern.pdf
  • Apron Pattern: http://handcart-trek.org/patterns/Aprons.pdf
  • Satchel Tutorial: http://howtodresslikeapioneer.blogspot.com/2010/05/haversack-tutorial.html

Man’s Shirt Tutorial: http://homedelicious.blogspot.com/2012/05/pioneer-trek-week-15-minute-pioneer.html