Gear List for Tatshenshini


My personal gear consisted of one large dry bag, a Pelican case, and a daypack. The tent/sleeping gear for both Hil and I went in another large dry bag. The list of gear below was perfectly sufficient. I never felt the slightest bit underprepared or in want of something critical. We had almost no rain on our trip (12 days in July) and were able to wash & dry items of clothing as needed, though I didn't do much of that.

Skye's Gear List for Tatshenshini-Lower Alsek 12-Day Float

Daily Wear While Rafting

(3) Patagonia R1 long sleeve zip

(1) REI Powerstretch fleece tights

(1) ArcTeryx Gamma LT pants

(1) LL Bean Technical Fleece Hoody

(1) Polarized sunglasses w/ strap

(1) Extra sunglasses w/ strap

(1) Ball cap

(1) Helly Hansen Workwear bibs

(4) 33% Wool blend socks

(1) XtraTuf rubber boots

(1) Life preserver

In Dry Bag

(1) Sea to Summit 65-liter Big River dry bag (not great)

(1) MSR Hubba Hubba 2-person tent (2 doors, shared with Hil)

(1) Ground tarp fit to tent footprint (wood tarp or Tyvek)

(8) Long plastic stakes (the cheap ones from Walmart)

(1) Para chord for tie outs (100')

(1) Marmot Aiguille 0-degree down sleeping bag (too warm)

(1) Sleeping bag stuff sack, 15 liter

(1) Thermarest CampLux mattress

(2) Cotton t-shirts

(1) Chaco sandals

(1) Running shoes

(1) Goretex jacket

(1) Outdoor Research comfy fleece sport pants

(3) Shorts w/ 7" inseam

(3) Pairs of boxers

(1) Garbage bag for dirty laundry

(1) Toiletries kit (TB, TP, D, towelettes, Camp soap, etc.)

(1) Passport, credit card, cash, ID, car keys in ziploc

(1) Pocket knife

(1) Insulated mug

(1) Puffy down jacket

In Daypack

(1) Marmot Kompressor 20 liter daypack

(1) Quart sized Nalgene water bottle

(1) Sunscreen, 30 SPF

(1) Lip balm w/ SPF

(2) Wire gate carabiners

(1) Carhartt Surrey foul weather coat

(1) Atlas Vinylove 460 rubber fisherman gloves with orange liners

(1) Neck buff

(1) Chucas fleece hat (Buy Chucas hats!)

(1) DEET spray

In Pelican Case

(1) Pelican case (Model #1300?)

(1) Nikon 3300

(1) 18-200 Nikkor lens

(1) Polarizer lens

(1) Lens wipe cloth

(5) Batteries for Nikon

(1) GoPro Hero Black 3

(2) Batteries for GoPro

(3) SD cards

Stuff I Wished I Had Brought

- Camp chair like the REI Flex Lite or Crazy Creek

- Good book

- Full set of oil pastels

- More drawing paper in a 24" x 3" diameter tube

- One more long sleeve fishing/sun shirt (i.e., Patagonia Island Hopper LS)

- Splash jacket/shirt (instead of Goretex jacket)

- Duffle-style dry bag (i.e., Watershed Yukon 70 liter)

- Fish eye lens for camera

- 1 more carabiner

- More batteries for GoPro

- Trail running ankle gaiters for longer hikes in running shoes

Stuff I Did Not Use

- Windstopper fleece gloves

- Atlas Vinylove 460 rubber fisherman gloves with orange liners

- Headlamp

- Neck buff

- Goretex jacket

- Wide brim sun hat

- Extra sunglasses

- 2 of my Nikon batteries (though I took >500 photos)

Stuff I Did Not Need At All

- Pair of Levis

- Fleece balaclava

- Microfiber camp towel

- Dish sponge

- Strap for camera

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