Plan Your Trip - Clothing & Equipment

Be sure that all your gear does not exceed 18 kg (40 lbs.) The aircraft we charter have strict load limits. Pack and weigh everything you need before you leave home.

You cannot rely on obtaining last minute items in the North. Some extra baggage, and traveling clothes can be stored at your point of departure. Northern weather can change rapidly and one must prepare themselves accordingly. It is widely known that wool and synthetic fleece fabrics provide insulation even when wet. Cotton, however, loses its insulating properties when wet and will actually draw heat away from your body through evaporation. The careful selection of quality garments will enhance your enjoyment, especially in the case of early and late season departures on the more northern rivers.

Clothing & Equipment Checklist

Clothing:

Hat - to shield sun or rain, Warm Hat - Fleece or Wool, Bandana, Undershirt and long underwear -synthetic or wool- Jacket - fleece, pile or wool, Bug Jacket or Headnet, Rain Gear - Good quality "water proof" jacket and pants such as coated nylon, Gore-tex or equivalent , Wet suit - farmer John or Jane style (required for canoe trips - we supply), 2 long sleeve shirts, 3 T-shirts, underwear, Warm Gloves or Mitts, Paddling Gloves -recommended for canoeing , Belt or suspenders, Shorts -1 pair Quick dry fabric such as nylon, Bathing Suit, pair socks - synthetic and or wool.

Footwear:

  • Wet suit boots / Neoprene socks
  • Rubber boots (Rafting only)
  • Water sandals and neoprene socks (Canoeing)
  • Hiking shoes

Equipment:

Sleeping bag - 3 season, Sleeping pad - Self-inflating "Thermarest", Day pack, Soft pack or duffel for clothing and personal items, Dry Bags or Stuff Sacks - for sleeping bag, pad, clothing and personal items, 6 strong garbage bags for waterproofing.

Personal Items:

Toiletry items - medium size towel, toothbrush/paste, toilet paper, sun screen, personal medications, environmental soaps, water bottle, Matches or lighter in waterproof case, Whistle, Pocket knife, 20 ft. 1/4" nylon rope for clothesline, Sewing repair kit, Small flashlight or headlamp.

Optional Items:

Binoculars or spotting scope, Fishing rod with hard case and lures, Camera and/or video camera with waterproof case, Film and extra batteries, Spending money for native crafts, fishing license.