PERSONAL EQUIPMENT LIST
This should be considered a basic list. If
you bring all of these you'll do just fine. If you do forget something
important, there will be some opportunities to pick things up on the road.
We provide tents, stoves, lanterns, and
all group cooking equipment (pots and pans, mixing bowls, large utensils,
etc.) and FOOD for all the camping days and nights.
Keep in mind when you are packing:
1) We'll be pressed for space, so bring as
little as possible. Ideal? One duffelbag, one sleeping bag, one day pack
per person. We will plan to do laundry once, about halfway through the
2) It'll probably be hot, but we're hitting
sort of the spring-summer transition so bring both warm and cool clothing,
but also clothing that will protect your skin from UV. We'll be at 8000+
elevations sometimes, and we'll be out in the field most of the day. Daytime
temperatures usually range from 60-105 F. Nighttime temperatures usually
range from 40-65 F.
3) You need to drink at least 4 quarts of
water per day to prevent dehydration - we will remind you during the day,
but the more you drink the more comfortable you'll be.
4) Bugs are attracted to perfume, so leave
things that make you smell good at home (heavily scented shampoos also
attract the bugs).
for hot nights
or head lamp (a small one is fine - we have lanterns for reading)
plate, bowl, cup; also mug for carrying hot stuff in the car
eating utensils - fork, spoon, knife
duffel bag for carrying all your stuff (avoid frame packs, and don't tie
things on the outside of the bag)
big enough to carry your field stuff (rain gear, field notebooks, water
bottles, lunch, maybe a few rocks)
bottles - at least 3 quarts, that don't leak, to carry in the field
hand lens (we supply these)
Brunton compass (we supply these)
and pens (with permanent ink)
of toilet paper in zip lock bag, for the field
TOILETRIES AND MEDICINES
(maximum SPF for yoopers)
kit: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, razor, etc.
aspirin or Tylenol, antihistamine and lotion for bug bites, band-aids and
moleskin for blisters (we have large first-aid kits in the vans also)
please let us know if you have any medical conditions, food or drug allergies!
(generally light-colored is best)
or liners for cool weather
long pants (for sun, bugs and cool weather)
shirt (for sun, bugs and cool weather)
sweater or poly-pro layer
(for cold weather)
gear (jacket and pants - we often get afternoon thunderstorms)
long underwear (hopefully won't have to use)
- best to have tough outer layer which goes up over ankles (for rocks,
brush, and the unlikely event of a rattlesnake)
shoes - for camp or van
- some people like them for swimming, cooling your toes
for car and camp
camera + film
money: enough to
buy yourself food and snacks during the drives to and from Utah, and for
the random stops for ice cream; showers cost $3-4 each; there will be opportunities
to buy souvenirs, etc. at the Park sites and in towns like Moab.