Major First Aid, Water Purifiers, Camp Stoves, Fuel, Kitchen Gear, Tarps, Bear Spray, are carried by the guides.
PDF Verison – Printer Friendly
Brimmed Sun/Rain Hat
2 Pants & Shorts: Fast drying nylon recommended
2 Shirts, 2 t-shirts
Socks: 4 Pairs
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
Mitts/Gloves: Especially in late season
Swim Suit – seasonal choice
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
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
Bug netting or bug Jacket or bug spray (Deet** concentration best)
** According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, DEET is the most effective product against bug bites. In 2 (1998 & 2014) research reviews, DEET was determined to not present a health concern to the user if label instructions were followed. EPA also determined that DEET was approved for use on children with no age restrictions.
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
TOILETRIES – Unscented & bio-degradable products are best for the environment
Strenuous physical activity can advance or delay normal menstrual cycles
Camera/Extra BatteryExtra Memory Cards