Packing for Alaskan Adventure

Sleeping Bags

  • We don't provide sleeping bags or pillows for our guests. Stay away from down, even the new dry down. Its usually not that cold so it doesn't need to be a super warm one either 0-40 degree bags are good depending on how warm you sleep. Bring a pillow too, there's some good camp specific ones on the market these days, your puffy coat makes a good one,  or your regular old pillow is a luxury item. 

Clothes and Waders

  • We recommend a gore-tex style waders for weight and mobility. The booty style ones are nice because they can be turned inside out to dry after a day on the water or if you happen to get wet.  Its not a bad idea to have a patch kit too. *no felt soles or spikes!
  •  Every good gear list about packing for Alaska includes a Good rain coat. We cant emphasize this enough. Do not bring something you're not sure is going to work. This doesn't mean you have to spend hundreds of dollars either- $50.00 rubber rain coats work great. 
  • For clothing, synthetics and wool are the only materials you want. We're on a river and things get wet. Its important to have quick drying clothes that keep you warm if they get wet. 
  • One change of clothes is all you need-2 light weight long johns, 2-mid weight, 2 light weight undershirts (1 short and 1 long sleeve), 2 mid weight layers, 2 heavier weight layers and 1 windproof coat of some sort (puffy coats are nice, light and warm)

Dry Bags

  • Make sure all your gear fits in a dry bag. The roll top kind seem to work best. If you don't have one, make sure to let us know and we will have one for you to use.  It's a good idea to have your electronics, wallets, etc. in a separate little dry bag.

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Bring your own soap, medicines, deodorant, etc. Sometimes its nice enough to take a quick bath in the river so a compact camp towel is nice too. 

Personal Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen and Bug Repellant-We'll have some too but its best to bring your favorite kind
  • Pocket knife