The NM-1-DMAT has devised the following list so that all deployed team members are self-sufficient and able to care for themselves. The basic rule is 2-3-4. This means that each team member should deploy with 2 bags, 3 days of food and 4 quarts of water. The list includes not only required items like NM-DMAT shirt and personal hygiene products, but other suggestions to help each member travel and live more comfortably during the deployment.

The two fabric bags to be utilized are a large one for palletization (storage) which will possibly not be available in transit, and a smaller "ready bag" to contain those items needed during the transport. 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 red shirts and two pairs of blue pants. 

Please keep your equipment luggage within the required weights, 20 kg (44 lbs) for summer and 30 kg (66 lbs) for winter. 



  • Long pants ( 2 pairs)
  • Long sleeve shirts (2) (Cool Max- type fabric recommended)
  • Short sleeve shirts (2) (Cool max- type fabric recommended)
  • Work boots (steel toe and/or composite recommended)
  • Wool,wool blend or polyester socks (3 pair)
  • Underwear (quick-dry type fabric) (3 sets)
  • Hat with brim (boonie-style recommended)
  • Bandana(3)
Incidental/Off Duty
  • Shorts/long pants (one pair)
  • Shirt (1-2)
  • Sleep wear (keep in mind that tents are co-ed)
  • Camp shoes and flip flops
  • Swim wear
  • Scarf/bandana
Cold Weather/Inclement Weather
  • Parka- polarguard/down
  • Wool or polypro hat
  • Gloves ,mittens, or convertible mittens
  • Polypro long underwear ( for layering)
  • Fleece vest or sweater
  • Mosquito netting or bivvy (check with logistics re: NDMS supply)
  • Emergency blanket

Personal Gear

  • Toiletries - travel friendly
  • Insect repellent (spray, wipes, stick, lotion)
  • Sunscreen
  • Foot care (powder, moleskin)
  • Bar soap with container or body wash(product similar to Camp Suds can work for shampoo as well)
  • Comb/Brush/ hair ties
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Toothbrush/ paste
  • Towel/washcloth (microfiber style extra absorbent fabric)
  • Detergent/camping soap liquid
  • Clothes line
  • Alarm clock
  • Ziplock-type bags in various sizes


  • Mess kit/knife/fork/spoon
  • 2 days rations( non-liquid)
  • Water purification system/filter/tablets

Sleeping Gear

  • Sleeping bag appropriate to season (15° rated for winter)
  • Sleeping mat (foam or self-inflating)
  • Pillow case (stuff with clean clothes)
  • Ground cloth (plastic)


  • Head Lamp( as second flashlight)
  • Batteries
  • Waterproof matches/fire starter
  • Goggles
  • Tape ( adhesive, duct), safety pins, sewing kit
  • Reflective safety belt
  • Multi-tool



  • Rain Gear
  • Work gloves
  • Hat with brim
  • Bandana


  • 24 hour rations (non-liquid)
  • 2 qt water/ hydration pack
  • High nutrition snacks


  • Sunglasses/spare prescription glasses/contacts- hand carry
  • Money- at least fifty dollars
  • Necessary personal hygiene items/ toiletries- travel friendly
  • Camera/ extra stick
  • Personal Medical equipment (stethoscope,scissors, etc.)
  • Flashlight
  • Notebook/pens/ sharpie-style marker
  • Ear plugs
  • Small trash bag
  • Phone/charger

Required Documents

  • Driver’s license
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • HHS ID
  • Deployment orders
  • Passport/Visa
  • Immunization card
  • Allergy Information ID/tag
  • Government Travel charge card
  • Personal charge card
  • Professional license