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North Country Pre-Trip Packing Lists

Backpacking Trip Equipment List

What to pack in: An internal or external frame pack that has enough volume to hold all of your belongings as well as some group gear and food (approx: 4500 - 6000 in3).

Essential Gear

Clothes

  1. 1 tee-shirt
  2. 1 pair hiking shorts
  3. 1 pair lightweight pants; no jeans (they get wet and cold!)
  4. 1 wool or synthetic pile sweaters or jackets
  5. 1 set (top & bottom) synthetic long underwear, (ex: polypro or capilene, no cotton!)
  6. 1 jacket (ex: down puffy coat, no cotton)
  7. 1 thick & warm wool or synthetic fleece hat
  8. 1 pair thick & warm wool mittens or gloves
  9. Underwear
  10. 2 pairs wool socks
  11. rain gear: rain jacket & pants (no ponchos please)
  12. hat for sun protection
  13. sunglasses

                                                                                          

Gear

  1. sleeping bag 30°F (pack this inside a tough garbage bag inside its regular stuff sack to help ensure dryness)
  2. sleeping pad (closed-cell pads or Therma-Rests® please, open cell foam pads act like sponges)
  3. sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support (they must fit properly and be broken in prior to the trip)
  4. 1 of each: cup, bowl, spoon (no glass)
  5. pocket knife
  6. Flashlight/headlamp and extra batteries
  7. 1-2 32oz water bottles (no glass)
  8. a few extra garbage bags
  9. toilet kit: its contents should be those things that you cannot live without (toothbrush, toothpaste, tampons, biodegradable soap…etc)
  10. journal and pen/pencil
  11. sunscreen

 

Optional Gear

  1. camp shoes (ex: sandals, crocs, sneakers)
  2. camera (the OP loves copies of good photos)
  3. synthetic sock liners
  4. gloves/liners for mitts
  5. scarf/neck gator
  6. chapstick
  7. Favorite Poem or prose (keep it light!)

 

Canoe Packing List

 

What to pack in: An internal or external frame pack that has enough volume to hold all of your belongings as well as some group gear and food (approx.: 4500-6000 in3 ) or a dry bag of similar size.

 

Clothes

  1. 1+ sets (top & bottom) synthetic/wool long underwear, such as polypropylene, capilene or smartwool.  Any types containing cotton are not acceptable.
  2. 1 synthetic tee-shirt
  3. 1 pair water shorts
  4. 1 wool or synthetic pile sweaters
  5. Bathing suit
  6. Synthetic underwear
  7. 1 pair lightweight synthetic pants for bug/sun protection (this is optional, you can use your raingear instead)
  8. 1 pair fleece/wool pants
  9. rain jacket & pants (no ponchos!)
  10. 1 pair of camp shoes.  These may be tevas or other sandals, crocs, hiking boots, sneakers, but remember you want your feet to be warm.
  11. 2 pairs wool socks
  12. 1 pair wool mittens or gloves
  13. 1 warm, wool or synthetic fleece hats
  14. 1 hat for sun & bug protection

 

Equipment

  1. sleeping bag (30 degree, preferably synthetic, remember it could get really cold) **pack this inside a tough garbage bag inside its regular stuff sack to help ensure dryness. If you have a down sleeping bag it is essential that it is water tight - down loses all ability to keep you warm when it gets wet!!**
  2. sleeping pad (closed-cell pads or Therma-Rests® please, open cell foam pads act like sponges)
  3. 1 of each: cup, bowl, spoon (no glass)
  4. Pocket knife
  5. 1 water bottle (no glass)
  6. headlamp and extra batteries
  7. sunglasses (bring a pair of croakies/chums to keep them on your head!)
  8. sunscreen - this is essential.  These trips have the potential to expose participants to lots of sun from both direct light and reflected light off the water.
  9. toilet kit (essentials only: toothbrush, paste, dental floss, medications)
  10. a few extra garbage bags

 

Optional Gear

  1. camera (the OP loves copies of good photos)
  2. chapstick
  3. Favorite Poem or prose (keep it light!)

 

Kayak Packing List

What to pack in: A dry bag that can hold all of your belongings as well as some group gear and food (approx.: 4500-6000 in3 ). The Outdoor Program will have these available for borrow.

 

Clothes

  1. 1+ sets (top & bottom) synthetic/wool long underwear, such as polypropylene, capilene or smartwool.  Any types containing cotton are not acceptable.
  2. 1 synthetic tee-shirt
  3. 1 pair water shorts
  4. 1 wool or synthetic pile sweaters
  5. Bathing suit
  6. Synthetic underwear
  7. 1 pair lightweight synthetic pants for bug/sun protection (this is optional, you can use your raingear instead)
  8. 1 pair fleece/wool pants
  9. rain jacket & pants (no ponchos!)
  10. 1 pair of camp shoes.  These may be tevas or other sandals, crocs, hiking boots, sneakers, but remember you want your feet to be warm.
  11. 2 pairs wool socks
  12. 1 pair wool mittens or gloves
  13. 1 warm, wool or synthetic fleece hats
  14. 1 hat for sun & bug protection

 

Equipment

  1. sleeping bag (30 degree, preferably synthetic, remember it could get really cold) **pack this inside a tough garbage bag inside its regular stuff sack to help ensure dryness. If you have a down sleeping bag it is essential that it is water tight - down loses all ability to keep you warm when it gets wet!!**
  2. sleeping pad (closed-cell pads or Therma-Rests® please, open cell foam pads act like sponges)
  3. 1 of each: cup, bowl, spoon (no glass)
  4. Pocket knife
  5. 1 water bottle (no glass)
  6. headlamp and extra batteries
  7. sunglasses (bring a pair of croakies/chums to keep them on your head!)
  8. sunscreen - this is essential.  These trips have the potential to expose participants to lots of sun from both direct light and reflected light off the water.
  9. toilet kit (essentials only: toothbrush, paste, dental floss, medications)
  10. a few extra garbage bags

 

Optional Gear

  1. camera (the OP loves copies of good photos)
  2. chapstick
  3. Favorite Poem or prose (keep it light!)

 

 

Rock Climbing Packing List

What to pack in: A backpack or duffle that can hold all of your belongings.

 

Clothes

  1. 1+ sets (top & bottom) synthetic/wool long underwear, such as polypropylene, capilene or smartwool.  Any types containing cotton are not acceptable.
  2. 1 synthetic tee-shirt
  3. 1 pair synthetic shorts
  4. 1 pair pants for climbing
  5. 1 wool or synthetic pile sweaters
  6. Bathing suit
  7. underwear
  8. 1 pair fleece/wool pants
  9. rain jacket & pants (no ponchos!)
  10. 1 pair of camp shoes.  These may be tevas or other sandals, crocs, hiking boots, sneakers, but remember you want your feet to be warm.
  11. 2 pairs wool socks
  12. 1 pair wool mittens or gloves
  13. 1 warm, wool or synthetic fleece hats
  14. 1 hat for sun & bug protection

 

Equipment

  1. sleeping bag (30 degree, preferably synthetic, remember it could get really cold)
  2. sleeping pad (closed-cell pads or Therma-Rests® please, open cell foam pads act like sponges)
  3. 1 of each: cup, bowl, spoon (no glass)
  4. Pocket knife
  5. 1 water bottle (no glass)
  6. headlamp and extra batteries
  7. Day pack to carry climbing gear and day items to the crag
  8. sunglasses (bring a pair of croakies/chums to keep them on your head!)
  9. sunscreen
  10. toilet kit (essentials only: toothbrush, paste, dental floss, medications)

 

Optional Gear

  1. camera (the OP loves copies of good photos)
  2. chapstick
  3. Favorite Poem or prose (keep it light!)
  4. Personal climbing equipment

 

 

Adirondack Adventure Equipment List

 

What to pack in: A pack or a duffle large enough to fit all of your belongings.

Clothes

  • 1 tee-shirt
  • 1 pair hiking shorts
  • 1 pair lightweight pants; no jeans (they get wet and cold!)
  • 1 wool or synthetic pile sweaters or jackets
  • 1 set (top & bottom) synthetic long underwear, (ex: polypro or capilene, no cotton!)
  • 1 jacket (ex: down puffy coat, no cotton)
  • 1 thick & warm wool or synthetic fleece hat
  • 1 pair thick & warm wool mittens or gloves
  • Underwear
  • 2 pairs wool socks
  • rain gear: rain jacket & pants (no ponchos please)
  • hat for sun protection
  • sunglasses

                                                                                          

Gear

  • sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support (they must fit properly and be broken in prior to the trip)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Overnight backpack large enough to fit sleeping bag, pad, extra layers, water, snacks, sunscreen, and a little bit of group gear.
  • Flashlight/headlamp and extra batteries
  • 1-2 32oz water bottles (no glass)
  • toilet kit: its contents should be those things that you cannot live without (toothbrush, toothpaste, tampons, biodegradable soap…etc)
  • journal and pen/pencil
  • sunscreen

 

Optional Gear

  • camp shoes (ex: sandals, crocs, sneakers)
  • camera (the OP loves copies of good photos)
  • chapstick
  • Favorite Poem or prose (keep it light!)