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Gear List

- The Lamplighters Adventuring Society -

GEAR RENTAL PACKAGE

Simply bring clothes!  •  $245 / trip

Backpack  •  Rain Cover •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip

* Available for Yosemite & Yellowstone only

GEAR RENTAL

PACKAGE

Backpack  •  Rain Cover  •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip.

Simply bring clothes!  •  $245/trip

* Available for Yosemite & Yellowstone only

GEAR LISTS

Choose your adventure:

Backpacking Gear

• Backpack, 70L
Sleeping Bag, rated 20°-30°.
     * Must be a backpacking bag that will compress into your backpack.
Sleeping Pad
Waterproof Stuff Sack for Sleeping Bag, or plastic bag
Waterproof Stuff Sack for Clothing, or plastic bag
Trekking Poles
• Headlamp
, extra batteries
Water Bottles
     * Any number of bottles that allow you to carry 3L total
Small Microfiber Towel

Hiking Clothes

     * Wool or synthetic fabric only. No cotton.

• Trail Running Shoes or Breathable Boots, already broken in
Hiking Socks
• Underwear
• Running Shorts
, 1 for entire trip
Hiking Shirt, 1 for entire trip
Hiking Pants, optional (check forecast)
Packable Puffy Jacket, down preferred
Sun Hat, or baseball cap
Sunglasses
Swimsuit, or use your underwear!
Sandals, for wading in water

RAIN GEAR

• Backpack Rain Cover, must have
• Rain Coat, must have
• Rain Pants, optional (check weather)

Warm Pajamas

     * Wool or synthetic fabric only. No cotton.
       Check forecast to decide what you’ll need.

• Long underwear pants, light/mid weight
• Long underwear top, light/mid weight
Warm wool socks, for sleeping
Warm knit cap
Buff/Gaiter, optional

MEAL TIME

• Cup or Mug
• Bowl
• Spoon,
fork optional

TOILETRIES

     * Keep kit small. Must fit into an already-packed bear canister!

• Bathroom Kit, must bring
     • Toilet Paper in a Ziploc
     •
Hand Sanitizer, mini
     •
Lightweight Trowel, must have. (Cheap metal “snow stake” from REI works.)
Sunscreen
• Chapstick
Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Floss
• Glasses/Contacts Accoutrements
• Bug Spray
, small bottle of DEET
Mosquito Head Net
• Blister Protection
, Band-Aids or Moleskin

OPTIONAL ITEMS

• Ear Plugs, snoring, wind
• Phone Battery
• Mini Inflatable Pillow
• Air Mattress Repair Kit
• Lighter
• Small Pocket Knife
Warm Gloves
Backpacking Hammock, only if very lightweight!
Cash, to tip your guide!

HALF DOME TRIPS

• Footwear
    
* Half Dome is steep and slippery. Make sure you wear boots with strong grip or trail running shoes with very sticky, new treads.
• Work Gloves
     * You’ll grasp onto a wide metal cable to climb Half Dome. Bring work or climbing gloves that allow you to grip well and protect your hands.

GEAR PROVIDED BY THE LAMPLIGHTERS

• Meals, Snacks, Hot Drinks, from the first day’s dinner to the last day’s lunch
    
* No need to bring any food.
     * Don’t forget to do the questionnaire!
Tent, everyone gets their own
Group Water Filters
• Stoves
• Pots and Pans
• Bear Canisters or Food Sacks,
everyone carries one. Save room in your pack!
Emergency GPS Device
• First Aid Kit
• Maps
• Wilderness Permit
Micro Spikes, if needed
Adventure Journal and Pen
Card Games
Group Shelter, during afternoon showers!

What to expect in Alaska…

• Weather: Alaska can be hot and sunny and then snowy the next day! There may also be long periods of rain. Layer your clothes and bring good rain gear. Use stuff sacks for your clothing and sleeping bag so they don’t get drenched.

• Landscape: You’ll hike over boulders, through squishy tundra, ankle grabbing bushes, and steep hillsides. Sturdy, broken-in boots are a must.

• Water Shoes: Alaskan river crossings are swift, cold, and forceful. It is necessary to cross in a pair of old sneakers or closed-toed water shoes.

• Packing: Alaskan bushes will grab anything on the outside of your pack. Your belonging will be lost forever. All life-saving gear must be safely packed inside your pack! (tent, tent poles, sleeping pad…)

Backpacking Gear

• Backpack, 75-85L
Sleeping Bag, rated 20°-30°.
     * Must be a backpacking bag that will compress into your backpack.
Sleeping Pad
Waterproof Stuff Sack for Sleeping Bag
Waterproof Stuff Sack for Clothing
Trekking Poles
• Headlamp
, extra batteries
1 Nalgene or Smart Water Bottle, 1L
• 1 Platypus,
1-2L
     * to store water overnight
Small Microfiber Towel

Hiking Clothes

     * Wool or synthetic fabric only. No cotton.

• Sturdy Boots, waterproof is suggested
Hiking Socks
• Underwear
• Hiking Pants, 1 for entire trip
Hiking Shirt, 1 for entire trip
Mid-layer Shirt, 1 for entire trip
Packable Puffy Jacket, down preferred
Sun Hat, or baseball cap
Sunglasses
Swimsuit, or use your underwear!
River Crossing Shoes
     * Old sneakers are best.
     * No crocs, flip-flops, or sandals!

RAIN GEAR

• Backpack Rain Cover, must have
• Rain Coat, must have
• Rain Pants, must have
• Waterproof Gaiters, optional

Warm Pajamas

     * Wool or synthetic fabric only. No cotton.

• Long Underwear Pants, light/mid weight
• Long Underwear Top, light/mid weight
Warm Wool Socks, for sleeping
Warm Knit Cap
Buff/Gaiter, optional

MEAL TIME

• Cup or Mug
• Bowl
• Spoon,
fork optional

TOILETRIES

     * Keep kit small. Must fit into an already-packed bear canister!

• Bathroom Kit, must bring
     • Toilet Paper in a Ziploc
     •
Hand Sanitizer, mini
     •
Lightweight Trowel, must have. (Cheap metal “snow stake” from REI works.)
Sunscreen
• Chapstick
Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Floss
• Glasses/Contacts Accoutrements
• Bug Spray
, small bottle of DEET
Mosquito Head Net
• Blister Protection
, Band-Aids or Moleskin

OPTIONAL ITEMS

• Warm Mid-Layer, like a fleece
• Hiking Shorts
     * You might never use these
• Duct Tape, for field repairs
     * Wrap a little around a
trekking pole
• Ear Plugs, snoring, wind
• Phone Battery
• Mini Inflatable Pillow
• Air Mattress Repair Kit
• Lighter, in ziplock to keep dry
• Small Pocket Knife
Warm Gloves
Cash, to tip your pilot and guide!
     * Pilot: $40 each way customary
     * Guide: 10-20% customary

GEAR PROVIDED BY THE LAMPLIGHTERS

• Meals, Snacks, Hot Drinks, from the first day’s dinner to the last day’s lunch
    
* No need to bring any food.
     * Don’t forget to do the questionnaire!
Tent, everyone gets their own
Group Water Filters
• Stoves
• Pots and Pans
• Bear Canisters,
everyone carries one. Save room in your pack!
Emergency GPS Device
• First Aid Kit
• Bear Spray
• Maps
• Wilderness Permit
Crampons, if needed
Adventure Journal and Pen
Card Games
Group Shelter, so we can cook out of the rain!

Backpacking Gear

• Backpack, 70L
Sleeping Bag, rated 20°-30°.
     * Must be a backpacking bag that will compress into your backpack.
Sleeping Pad
Waterproof Stuff Sack for Sleeping Bag, or plastic bag
Waterproof Stuff Sack for Clothing, or plastic bag
Trekking Poles
• Headlamp
, extra batteries
Water Bottles
     * Any number of bottles that allow you to carry 3L total
Small Microfiber Towel

Hiking Clothes

     * Wool or synthetic fabric only. No cotton.

• Trail Running Shoes or Breathable Boots, already broken in
Hiking Socks
• Underwear
• Running Shorts
, 1 for entire trip
Hiking Shirt, 1 for entire trip
Hiking Pants, optional (check forecast)
Packable Puffy Jacket, down preferred
Sun Hat, or baseball cap
Sunglasses
Swimsuit, or use your underwear!
River Crossing Shoes
     * Old sneakers, trekking sandals, water shoes. No crocs or flip flops!

RAIN GEAR

• Backpack Rain Cover, must have
• Rain Coat, must have
• Rain Pants, optional (check weather)

Warm Pajamas

     * Wool or synthetic fabric only. No cotton.
       Check forecast to decide what you’ll need.

• Long underwear pants, light/mid weight
• Long underwear top, light/mid weight
Warm wool socks, for sleeping
Warm knit cap
Buff/Gaiter, optional

MEAL TIME

• Cup or Mug
• Bowl
• Spoon,
fork optional

TOILETRIES

     * Keep kit small. Must fit into an already-packed bear canister!

• Bathroom Kit, must bring
     • Toilet Paper in a Ziploc
     •
Hand Sanitizer, mini
     •
Lightweight Trowel, must have. (Cheap metal “snow stake” from REI works.)
Sunscreen
• Chapstick
Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Floss
• Glasses/Contacts Accoutrements
• Bug Spray
, small bottle of DEET
Mosquito Head Net
• Blister Protection
, Band-Aids or Moleskin

OPTIONAL ITEMS

• Ear Plugs, snoring, wind
• Phone Battery
• Mini Inflatable Pillow
• Air Mattress Repair Kit
• Lighter
• Small Pocket Knife
Warm Gloves
Backpacking Hammock, only if very lightweight!
Cash, to tip your guide!

GEAR PROVIDED BY THE LAMPLIGHTERS

• Meals, Snacks, Hot Drinks, from the first day’s dinner to the last day’s lunch
    
* No need to bring any food.
     * Don’t forget to do the questionnaire!
Tent, everyone gets their own
Group Water Filters
• Stoves
• Pots and Pans
• Bear Canisters,
everyone carries one. Save room in your pack!
Emergency GPS Device
• First Aid Kit
• Bear Spray
• Maps
• Wilderness Permit
Micro Spikes, if needed
Adventure Journal and Pen
Card Games
Group Shelter, during afternoon showers!