In the list of items below:
"Required" designates equipment/gear that each field team member MUST bring along. In some cases, a spare is required. "Required" equipment is considered bare-bones minimum. You should have this equipment in order to be properly prepared for your rotation at the MDRS.
"Recommended" designates equipment/gear that each field team member is strongly advised to bring along. These are items that are not required but are likely to make your life A LOT more pleasant.
"Optional" designates additional suggested equipment/gear. This is equipment that you should bring along if you think you will enjoy having it.
|Clothing||For 15-days||Required||Bring at least one change of warm clothing (heavy sweater, fleece, long pants, long/thermal underwear) as the Utah high-desert can be cool at night. Most people wear long pants & long-sleeve t-shirt in the EVA suits to keep them from chafing their skin.|
|Underclothing||For 15-days||Optional||There are no laundry facilities at MDRS; but space is also limited so consider wearing underclothing for at least a couple of days.|
|Socks||15 pairs||Required||If you want to wear a clean pair of socks daily. It gets dirty out here quickly. Bring at least one or two pairs of tall socks - the boots supplied with the space suits are rubber and may chafe.|
|Hat (knit cap, watch cap, fleece hat)||1||Strongly recommended||The EVA helmets are more comfortable with a skull-cap type of hat, particularly one that can be secured in place. The caps supplied at MDRS are standard knit caps. Also good for warming up on a cool night.|
|Baseball cap or other personal hat||1||Optional||Great for keeping your head out of the sun when outside off sim.|
|Hiking Boots||1 Pair||Strongly recommended||Sturdy, leather types recommended. The supplied boots come in limited sizes (Men's sizes 7 to 12). You may need to wear your personal boots on EVA.|
|Waterproof jacket or windbreaker||1||Recommended||Important for night-time activity in the high-desert|
|Slippers/birks/sandals||1 Pair||Strongly recommended||To reduce dust, outdoor footwear is not worn in the living space (level 2) of MDRS.|