PACKING FOR A DAY TRIP.... a few suggestions

 

Foot & Hand Wear

  • 1 pair of trail shoes for onshore wear (NOT heavy duty or overly bulky hiking boots)
  • 1 pair of nylon running shoes or well strapped sandles - do not bring rubber boots
  • 2 or more pairs of warm socks, wool or synthetic
  • 1 or more pairs of light socks

Lower Body

  • 2 pair of shorts
  • 2 pair of warm pants
  • 1 pair of long johns - optional

Upper Body

  • 2 t-shirt
  • 2 long-sleeved light shirt
  • 1 medium weight warm long sleeved shirt (wool sweater and / or fleece)
  • 1 rain jacket and / or wind breaker

Head Gear

  • 1 sun hat or baseball cap
  • 1 warm hat or toque
  • 1 sou-wester rain hat or waterproof hood
  • 1 head lamp - optional but highly recommended for night tours

Additional Gear

  • Water
  • Sunglasses (with retainer straps)
  • Any other beverages such as juice or even an adult beverage
  • 1 flashlight or head lamp & matches
  • Garbage bag
  • SPF 30 or more!
  • Mosquito repellent - optional
  • Personal medication - if necessary
  • Camera and / or binoculars - recommended
  • Extra snacks
  • contact lens wearers - do not forget solutions!
  • Dishes and utensils (if planning to picnic)
  • hand or bath towel and environmentally friendly soap (e.g. Camp Suds are great!)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • cotton insulates very poorly when wet and dries very slowly
  • wool insulates well when wet and dries slowly
  • synthetics insulate very well when wet AND dry quickly

 

 

RISING SUN KAYAK ADVENTURES