Equipment Essentials


Use the layering technique to help prevent you from getting wet and cold. Clothing such as polypropylene, and wool better retain their insulating properties when wet. Gor-tex helps repel water, yet has some breathability. Avoid wearing cotton fabrics.

· Long underwear – thin under layer

· Wool sweater or pile jacket – thermal layer

· Jacket – outer shell, wind protection & rain resistant

· Rain gear – poncho or rain suite

· Wind pants

· Shorts

· Several pairs of socks

· Hat and gloves/mittens

· Boots – with ankle support, good grip, sturdy leather or gor-tex


Even where fires are permitted bring a stove, wood may be too wet, it also helps reduce impact on the environment.

· Tent – with waterproof fly

· Backpack

· Sleeping bag

· Foam or air mattress

· Stove, fuel, and cooking utensils

· Food – bring enough for an extra day, freeze dried is preferable because of its weight, and usually less odiferous.

Other Essentials

· Topographic maps

· First aid kit – extra moleskin!

· Flashlight and extra batteries

· Toilet paper

· Waterproof matches

· Candle

· Rope

· Garbage Bag

· Pencil & paper

· Sunscreen

Possible Extras

· Binoculars

· Camera

· Journal

· Toiletries

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