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What to Bring

Gear:

Provided by Camp Eagle Wilderness:
  • Backpacks
  • Group Shelters (Note: these shelters may or may not have floors)
  • Foam sleeping pads
  • Stoves and fuel
  • Cookware and serving and personal eating dishes and utensils
  • Food, both at basecamp and on trail
  • Cord/materials for bear hangs (gotta keep that food safe)
  • “Bobo bags” (trowel, TP, plastic and paper bags, hand sanitizer)
  • Group water containers (dromedaries)
  • Water purification systems
  • First Aid Kit
  • GPS and communication device
* feel free to bring your own personal pack, etc. if you prefer Participants must provide the following:
  • Sleeping Bag – warm, but compact. Temperatures can potentially drop below 50 degrees at night. Mummy bags are preferred.

Clothing:

  • T-shirts – Light colored t-shirts are nice as they retain less heat. NO TANK TOPS. Bring one for every day or less if you desire. (it is best to only take 2 on trail)
  • Shorts – Bring at least one or two pairs that are longer for wearing a harness. (2 pairs on trail; at least one should be used for swimming.)
  • Underwear.
  • Socks – Wool/non-cotton! (3 pairs is a good number for a week on trail)
  • Rain Gear – A rain Jacket is necessary and rain pants are nice to have!
  • Rainwear­ A rain jacket/poncho will be the most important of these items.
  • Bandana(s) – Great for sun protection and countless other things.
  • Swimsuit – Even if you can’t swim, bring one anyways! Be Modest please. (Often times we hike and swim in the same clothes.)
  • Boots – The area is rocky, so broken in high top boots are preferred. Durable running shoes are okay. A thick sole will keep your feet more comfortable. Waterproof footwear is preferred.
  • Sandals or other lightweight shoes to wear around the campsite.
  • Lightweight Jacket or long-sleeved shirt—fleece is nice for cold nights/mornings.
  • Stocking cap/beanie – Helps with cold nights – if you get cold easily.
  • Long Pants – One pair is enough. Don’t bring jeans or heavy cotton. Lightweight synthetic fabrics are best. No cotton.
  • Base Layer – Synthetic long underwear.
  • Base Camp Clothing
When you return from base camp it’s nice to put on your favorite clothes. All Clothes should be lightweight and able to dry quickly. Cotton takes longer to dry and may not dry on trail. We recommend that you do not bring jeans for the trail portion of your trip.

Other Stuff:

  • Water Bottles – Two or three water bottles carrying about 1 L each.
OR
  • Hydration System – Camelbak style water bladder and hose. (Can be found at walmart’s camping section)
  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste. (shampoo, towel, etc. FOR BASE CAMP ONLY)
  • Flashlight or deadlamp with extra batteries.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, insect repellant.
  • Bible & notebook/journal with pen.
  • Medications – NOTE: All doctor prescribed medications must come in the prescription bottle with directions.
  • Daypack – For excursions without our heavy packs.