Expedition Packing List

We’re excited to have you on our upcoming Expedition. Here’s a packing list of gear that you’ll need for the trip, as well as a list of what we provide and what you can rent. Remember everything you bring, is what you’ll be caring. Be kind to yourself and pack light. 

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MAJOR ITEMS (RENTAL AVAILABLE)
Tents We provide (Seek Outside T.P Tents) 
Backpacking Pack50-80 Liters (capacity)Available to rent
Sleeping bag0-30 degree with bivy sackAvailable to rent
Sleeping padIf infaltable its nice to have a patch kit. Thermarest is a great brandAvailable to rent
Bowl, spoon, mugGSI makes a great lightweight combo / Sea to Summit / REI BrandAvailable to rent
FOOTWEAR
BootsAppropriate hiking / backpacking boots. Need to be broken in before the trip!(MANDATORY 30 days of wear!!!) My favorite are the Asolo Fugitive GTX / Solomon Quest. Don’t be the guy that shows up with new boots!! Not cool.
Socks2-3 pairs Synthetic or Wool mix(no cotton socks) Appropriately sized for you foot / boot. Recomned 1 thin liner sock for blister management.
Camp shoe / River Crossing Shoes. (MANDATORY)It’s nice to have a lightweight pair of something to wear after a day on the trail. HAS TO BE CLOSED TOE!. Crocs are great.
UPPER BODY LAYERS
1-3 T-shirtsSynthetic or wool (light and quick drying)
Long Sleeve base layerSynthetic or wool (light and quick drying)
Long sleeve bug shirtSynthetic / Old polyester dress shirts work really well!!
Medium weight warm layerFleece or hoody (synthetic or wool) . NOT COTTON!
Puffy JacketLight or medium weight, synthetic or down fill.
Rain jacketABSOLUTELY MANDATORY
LOWER BODY LAYERS
1-4 pairs underwearSynthetic or wool is great but not totally necesary
Bottom base layerSynthetic or wool (light and quick drying)
1-2 pair hiking shortLight and quick dry. Awesome to be able to swim in these as well. I just wear one pair, sometimes for weeks at a time.
1-2 pair hiking pantSynthetic and light is best. I just bring 1 pair.
Rain PantsABSOLUTELY MANDATORY
Gym shorts / swim tunksNice for hot springs or river baths
 
OTHER
Hat or visor for sun
Beanie / hat for warmth
lightweight gloves
Sunglasseswith retention strap
Water bottles or water bladderNalgene bottles. Have ability to carry at least 3 liters of water
Sun screen and lip balmSmall bottle
Inserct repellentSmall bottle
Personal care itemsToothbrush / toothpaste *All you need!
Headlampbring extra batteries in a ziplock
Personal medsbring what you need. Please inform the MAG guides what you are bringing before the expedition.
Misc ItemsLIghter, knife, multi tool, camera, bandana…
Trekking polesOPTIONAL. BUT VERY NICE TO HAVE.
Backpacking chairOPTIONAL. BUT VERY NICE TO HAVE.
EVRYMAN WILL SUPPLY THE FOLLOWING
TentsWe’ll be using Seek Outside 4-man Tipi tents
Cooking gear
Safety gear / bear rope
Bear Spray
All food
RestroomWe will supply tp, ziplocks, hand sanitizer
1st aid and blister kits
Water purification toolsIodine, chlorine, steripen, aquamira