REQUIRED PACKING LIST

  • Rain jacket and rain pants
  • Tent
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Full set of long underwear
  • 1 set of work clothes; pants, long-sleeved shirt, t-shirt
  • Work gloves
  • Warm pants for evening
  • 1 wool or fleece shirt/sweaters/jackets
  • Hiking socks
  • Sleeping socks (1 pair that you don't plan to hike in)
  • Underwear
  • Warm mittens or gloves, warm hat
  • Hiking boots with ankle support (no tennis shoes)
  • Creek-crossing shoes such as Chacos, Tevas (keep these handy for the hike in as you might be crossing streams. no flip flops!)
  • Kitchen kit: spoon/fork, bowl/plate (Tupperware works for meals and as a lunch box), & hot mug
  • Personal biodegradable toiletries (non-fragrant, bears are attracted to smelly stuff)
  • Water bottles/Camelback or similar bladder to carry at least 2 liters (3 recommended). Please don’t overlook this suggestion!
  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Sun hat/ sunglasses
  • Personal medications (Epi-pen if you have allergies)
  • Waterproof matches/ lighter
  • Medium-Large backpack

OPTIONAL ITEMS-KEEP IT LIGHT!:

  • Bear spray
  • Leatherman or all-purpose tool
  • Battery travel alarm clock
  • Bug repellent
  • Camera (and waterproof bag)
  • Frisbee
  • Book
  • Binoculars
  • GPS
  • Garbage bags to line your backpack.

If you do not have all of the required gear, contact the crew leader—some equipment can be shared with other participants. SBFC will provide the group gear including a stove, cookware, group water filter, camp tarp, and toilet paper. Try to “cross-use” what you are packing. For example, leave the pillow at home and stuff a sweatshirt with clothes for padding.