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PACKING CHECK LIST 
PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LIST AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE, IT IS DESIGNED AS A CHECKLIST.  THE ITEMS LISTED ARE TO HELP KEEP YOU COMFORTABLE IN THE OUTDOORS. 

FOOTWEAR
___Dry camp shoes- (SHORT HIKING BOOTS OR TENNIS SHOES) 
___Wet travel shoes- (OLD TENNIS SHOES) 
Backpackers
___Hiking Boots - Do not bring brand new boots they will give you blisters.  If purchasing new boots, give yourself at least two weeks to break them in.  Wear them everyday...go hiking in them, wear them around the house etc.  Blisters are bad and can ruin your experience.    
___Liner socks - 2 pair, these are very simple and thin socks that help prevent blisters example
___Wool/synthetic outer socks -2 pair, so you always have a dry pair to change into, one respected brand is smart wool but there are also many others out there. 

Here  is a nice article from rei about selecting backpacking socks 

CLOTHING 
You will need to pack light!  Space is limited in tents, boats and backpacks.  One doesn't need a new "clean" change of clothes for each day.  Light color clothing will help with bugs! Avoid cotton whenever possible, wool, nylon and other synthetics work best. 

___  **RAIN GEAR with pants (AVOID PONCHO TYPE) These are also used to protect from wind and are very important 
___ Underwear and socks - avoid cotton. If you can afford them, these are great! 
___ 2 Short-sleeved shirts   
___ 1 pair of light pant no cotton pants  (Unlined wind/track pants work well for this)  
___ 1 Warm fleece top or wool sweater (NO COTTON SWEATSHIRTS!) 
___ 1 Long sleeved shirt 
___ Swimsuit and or shorts   
___ Brimmed hat  
___ Sunglasses 
___ Watch 
___ Thin / light stalking cap (more for backpackers/kayakers) 

PERSONAL HYGIENE   (ALL SUPPLIES {EXCEPT TOWEL}SHOULD FIT IN A 1 QT. ZIP-LOCK BAG!) 
___ Small hand towel or pack towel (Shammie/ Shamwa)  
___ Tooth brush 
___ Tooth paste 
___ Personal medication   
___ Biodegradable soap/shampoo   
___ Sunscreen (HIGH SPF) 
___ Feminine hygene products  
___ Bug Spray 

CAMPING
___Small Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries.  Headlamps are very beneficial for camping 
___Small bug spray (DEET TYPE RECOMMENDED) 
___Mini notebook and pen / pencil 
___2- One quart water bottles  ie Nalgene, sig or other durable stailess steel water bottle  
___A few of your favorite snacks  (LESS THAN A 1-QUART BAG) 
___Durable plastic travel mug, plate bowl and eating utensils 
___Sleeping bag - rated for at least 40 degree weather, kayakers should be able to fit into a 12" compartment

Backpackers
___BACKPACK if own, or we can provide

FOR ON THE ROAD
___Cash for food stops 
___Snacks 

OPTIONAL 
___Belt  
___Bandana 
___Binoculars 
___Bug proof head net  
___Crazy creek style chair  (No legs type stadium chair) 
___Multi-tool  
___Swimming/water shoes  Teva/Chaco type sandles 
___Camera with spare batteries  (RECOMMEND A WATERPROOF DISPOSABLE) 

PLEASE DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS WITH YOU ON THE TRIP! 
Cosmetics (Make-up)  
Pillows (kayaking or canoeing)  
Deodorant 
Mp3s, iphones, ipods, ipads or any other similar computerized device 
Cell phones 
OR OTHER ITEMS NOT INCLUDED ON THIS LIST