BRING WITH YOU
Good lunch & snacks
Rain Gear-light coated nylon is best in Alaska, unlike Gortex it
is really waterproof and it is considerably less expensive. We
suggest jacket and pants-your raingear will not only come in handy
during a shower but acts as a windbreaker, keeps you dry while
walking in tall wet grass and sitting on wet ground. If it isn't
sold out you can pick up sets in Alaska at most discount stores in
the $15-20 range. Other suggestions: LL Beans Trail Model
(800)221-4840 REI' Columbia Ibex (800)426-4840
Waterproof footwear - WE WILL SUPPLY HIP BOOTS FOR OUR TRIP,
however for the rest of your stay in Alaska shoes with a rubber
lower are really nice, Alaska can be a damp place even in town!
Layer clothing - fleece is great in Alaska-it is light, warm,
protects from wind and dries quickly after getting wet.
Light cap and gloves - a skull cap and glove liners are usually
Two pair of socks-nice to change in to after a day in your boots
- a 200mm lens will normally get you really close to the bears,
video cameras are wonderful-nice to have the sound as well as the
Insect Repellent - not usually a problem but be prepared. Other
tips-don't wear cologne, use unscented fabric softener and avoid
wearing bright colors.
- bring enough for two days of anything you need on a regular
basis-it has never happened on a Day Trip but any time you are in
the bush in Alaska weather could detain you.
Plenty of film
- hopefully we'll need it!!
Bear Spray is a hazardous material and not allowed.