Northern Colorado
Back Country Horsemen
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Trail Maintenance Tools



PPE - Personal Protective Equipment for Trail Crews
  • Hardhats
  • Gloves
  • Eye Protection/Safety Glasses
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Long pants
  • Leather boots


Day Pack
- Suggestions to carry with you when volunteering on a Trail Crew

  • Clothing
    • Extra socks
    • Extra shirt or sweater
    • Breathable rain jacket & pants
  • Personal Items
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm
    • Flashlight & multi-tool
    • TP (toilet paper) in ziplock bag, plastic trowel
    • Cell phone/map
    • First Aid Kit (Crew Leader should at least have a First Aid Kit plus a Bee Sting Kit)
  • Food
    • High energy snacks
    • Lunch
    • Water bottle


Many more suggestions can be found in the Trail Maintenance Manual (link to manual)

Suggested Tool "Kit" for 8 person crew
  • 1 - Bow Saw
  • 4 - Fire Shovels
  • 2 - Folding Saws
  • 1 - Lopper
  • 1 - McLeod Rake
  • 3 - Pulaski
  • 1 - Rock Bar
  • 8 - Hard Hats


Tools owned by NCBCH as of August 2015

  •   2 - Fire Shovels
  •   1 - 1-Man Saw, in need of repair
  •   2 - McLeod Rakes
  •   2 - Pulaskis
  •   6 - Hard Hats Yellow
  • 14 - Hard Hats Blue
  • 24 - Safety Glasses (missing from inventory)
  • Misc Equipment/Supplies
    • Laptop
    • Projector
    • 2 - Banners
    • 2 - Yard Signs



NCBCH does have some of the necessary "kit" for the trail crew - if possible it is suggested that you also purchase your own tools along with your hard hat, safety glasses and gloves.

You can purchase your tools at your local lumber yard, hardware store, some surplus stores and on line at Amazon.com or www.forestry-suppliers.com.

     
 Lopper  Curved Saw - No More Than 21 inch blade
 Pulaski

   
 Fire Shovel
McLeod Rake

Sheath for Pulaski

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