37.99.218 PRIVATE OUTDOOR PROGRAMS: EXPEDITION: PARTICIPANT CLOTHING, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
(1) Each expedition participant must have appropriate clothing, equipment, and supplies for the types of activities and for the weather conditions likely to be encountered.
(2) Clothing, equipment, and supplies must include:
(a) sunscreen, which must be worn during all seasons;
(b) insect repellent, if appropriate, for the environmental conditions generally expected for the area and season;
(c) a commercial backpack or the materials to construct a safe backpack or bedroll;
(d) personal hygiene items necessary for cleansing;
(e) appropriate feminine hygiene supplies;
(f) wool blankets or an appropriate sleeping bag and a tarp or poncho for when the average nighttime temperature is expected to be 40°F or higher;
(g) shelter from precipitation, appropriate sleeping bag and ground pad when the average nighttime temperature is expected to be 39°F or lower;
(h) clothing appropriate for the temperature changes generally expected for the area;
(i) a clean change of clothing at least once a week or an opportunity for the participant to wash their clothing at least once a week; and
(j) a handbook for staff and program participants describing expedition requirements and expectations.
(3) A program may not remove, deny, or make unavailable, for any reason, the appropriate clothing, equipment, or supplies.
(4) There must be a first aid kit with sufficient supplies on all expeditions and high adventure activities. A kit must:
(a) be readily available on site as well as in all vehicles;
(b) meet the standards of an appropriate national organization for the activity being conducted and the location and environment being used;
(c) be reviewed by the field director with new staff for contents and use; and
(d) be inventoried by the field director after each expedition and restocked as needed.
History: 52-2-803, 52-2-805, MCA; IMP, 52-2-803, 52-2-805, 52-2-809, MCA; NEW, 2019 MAR p. 2029, Eff. 11/9/19.