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The wilderness can be one of the most enjoyable places to spend your time, but you need to make sure you have the right clothes and equipment to be safe and comfortable. Please look over the list to ensure you bring the proper personal gear.

Packing List

Mandatory Equipment

* We have limited number of these items available for rental. Please check out our rental price list here and information to reserve items.

  • Hiking boots, or hiking shoes, or good/sturdy athletic shoes

  • Tall waterproof boots if going on a canoe trip

  • Mosquito head net if going on a canoe trip

  • 1 pair of socks per day, plus 2 extra pairs

  • 1 extra change of clothes minimum

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

  • Soap and toiletries

  • Towel

  • Shorts/swimsuits

  • Sleeping bag (any style rated to 35 ºF is sufficient) *

  • Sleeping pad *

  • Pillow (this will be left at the Wilderness Base Camp during the trip)

  • Raingear: waterproof raincoat and waterproof pants (Ponchos not recommended) *

  • Fleece/synthetic sweatshirt/jacket (NOT COTTON) *

  • Stocking cap – for sleeping at night

  • Gloves for cold evenings

  • Water bottle - 1 airtight water bottle (preferable 1 liter) *

  • Sunglasses *

  • Water bottle preferable 1 liter

Suggested Equipment

  • Backpack (approx. size 50-65 liters) *

  • Bible

  • Chap Stick

  • Sunscreen

  • Headlamp/flashlight

  • Knife (must be a locking knife)

  • Bug spray/ head net

  • Any other small survival type gear

  • Camera

  • Small binoculars

  • Notepad/paper

  • Snack shop money

  • Hiking poles

Equipment Rental Info

Equipment rentals is done through donation basis and is first-come, first-serve. Please e-mail or call ahead of time to rent any of the equipment. 

Phone: 907-262-4741, Email:

  • $10 Backpack (approx. size 50-65 liters)

  • $10 Sleeping Bag (any style rated to 35 ºF is sufficient)

  • $2 Sleeping Pad

  • $5 Raingear: non-disposable, top and bottom

  • $5 Watertight boots

  • $2 Fleece/synthetic sweatshirt/jacket

  • $2 Sunglasses

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