THE FINAL GEAR LIST FOR YOUR SPECIFIC TRIP WILL BE SENT TO YOU BEFORE YOUR TRIP. WE HAVE PROVIDED A GENERAL GEAR LIST BELOW THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHAT YOU WILL NEED.
GOPOPS - Gear List
Please note: This list does not apply to GOPOP DC participants.
LAST UPDATED: 5/18/2011
STUFF YOU MUST BRING:
· Sleeping bag
· Sleeping pad
· A pair of sturdy hiking boots with at least 10 miles of hiking on them
· 3 to 4 pairs of medium weight wool or synthetic socks
· 2 to 3 pairs of liner socks if you wish
· 1 to 2 pairs of hiking pants, preferably not cotton
· 1 pair of shorts
· Swimsuit, if you want to go swimming
· 3 to 4 pairs of underwear, again preferably not cotton
· 2 to 3 T-shirts, preferably not cotton
· 1 to 2 long-sleeved t-shirt, preferably not cotton
· 1 fleece or wool sweater
· 1 warm fleece jacket or other warm but lightweight mid-layer
· 1 warm hat
· 1 baseball cap or something to keep the sun off your head and face
· A waterproof/breathable shell jacket
· A pair of waterproof/breathable pants or wind-pants
· 2 water bottles, each of which should hold 1 liter/quart of water
· Headlamp (preferred) or small flashlight
· Toothbrush and toothpaste
· An old pair of sneakers for wearing around camp and getting in the water (we can't let you swim barefoot)
· Other personal hygiene products you might use such as contact solution, tampons, etc. Remember though, you will be carrying all of this for a few days. Don't bring stuff like deodorant. You will stink, regardless of what you do.
· Any and all medications you take regularly
· Any medications you might need in an emergency (Asthma Inhalers, for instance)
· A small mess kit containing one of each :
o Small plate
o Spoon and fork.
If you can, go to an outdoor store and get a Lexan mess kit. You can also raid Mom's pantry, but don't bring anything that is too breakable or too heavy. Porcelain is not recommended.
STUFF YOU MIGHT WANT TO BRING:
· 1 or 2 bandanas
· Bug spray (travel size)
· Sun block (travel size)
STUFF WE PROVIDE FOR YOU (If you plan to bring your own, please tell us):
· Shelter (tarps)
· Stove, fuel, cooking pot, etc.
· All Food (please don't bring your own)
· All rock climbing and caving equipment (please contact us if yoau plan to bring your own)
THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT BRING:
· Weapons of Mass Destruction
· Anything that comes under the jurisdiction of the ATF or DEA
· Make-up, hair care products, stuff to make you smell pretty, etc. This will just attract bugs or worse
· Anything that requires electricity. The only electrical devices we allow are pacemakers.
You will probably be able to shower before the trip home, so you can bring a set of clothes to change into and a small set of toiletries
If you are going on the West Virginia trip, you will have the opportunity to do some caving. Caving is messy work. You should bring a pair of clothes and shoes that you wouldn't mind throwing away.
A Word on Procurement:
Your guides all love the clothing and gear that they get from Patagonia. But we also realize that their prices are a tad out there. A great way to save money is to get store-brand items. REI, EMS, and many others have their own lines of clothing that are often just as good as the stuff from Patagonia at significantly cheaper prices.
**Participants are expected to provide personal gear and items listed above. We understand that not everyone will be able purchase these items for the trip. These items can often be rented from your local outdoors store or borrowed from a friend. That said, OE does have enough gear to support participants who are unable to obtain these, and other items. Just give us a call or shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'd be happy to help you out!