Coastal Packing List

Clothing choices, Sleeping bag/pad, Backpacks, Boots, information available in the other link. Pricing and additional info is available at (Canada) mec.ca & (U.S) rei.com

Major First Aid, Water Purifiers, Camp Stoves, Fuel, Kitchen Gear, Tarps, Bear Spray, are carried by the guides.

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CLOTHING
Brimmed Sun/Rain Hat
2 Pants & Shorts: Fast drying nylon recommended
2 Shirts, 2 t-shirts
Socks: 4 Pairs
Underwear
2 Insulated Warm Tops: Fleece or Primaloft – one can be vest
Outer shell jacket – breathable (Goretex brand common
Rain Pants – seasonal choice/some hikers prefer shorts
Wool/Fleece Hat
Mitts/Gloves: Especially in late season
Hiking boots
Swim Suit – seasonal choice

EQUIPMENT
Sleeping Pad: Thermarest (Brand Name) or other air-filled is recommended.
Sleeping Bag – rated 3 Season or about -5C (Down best for warmth & compressible)
Pillow Case – pack clothes into at night for make shift pillow
Water Bottle 1L  or Camel back
Plastic/Tupperware Bowl for meals – Retains warmth longer than metallic
Thermal Mug: Retains warmth longer than metallic
Spoon, fork should be enough
5 Plastic Garbage Bags -Used for waterproofing.
Gaiters: Lower leg and boot covering. Look into Velcro fasteners as opposed to zippered. Zippers can clog with mud
Glasses/Sunglasses with neck cord
Flashlight/Extra Batteries
Rain Cover for Backpack: Ensure that it’s big enough for full pack
Toilet Paper: Place in waterproof bag/container such as ziplock bag – one roll should suffice
Walking Stick/Poles: Optional but at least one is highly recommended

FIRST AID
Personal Medication: Pack reserve dosage & give to guides
Personal First Aid Kit for minor cuts, etc (We carry a major First Aid kit – ask guides for assistance if you don’t have certain items)
Blister Pads – different sizes
Sunscreen / +15 adequate
Tylenol / Ibuprofen
Lip Balm

TOILETRIES – Unscented & bio-degradable products are best for the environment  
Brush/Comb
Towel/Wash Cloth
Soap/Shampoo
Toothpaste/Toothbrush
Shaving Gear/razor
Strenuous physical activity can advance or delay normal menstrual cycles

OPTIONALS
Reading Material
Journal/Pen
Binoculars
Knife
Camera/Extra BatteryExtra Memory Cards

cellReception for cell/mobile phones is spotty and unreliable at best. If you manage to get reception it is directed through the U.S. resulting in extremely high charges for use.