*A fitted backpack than can carry 5 days worth of food – 65 Liter Backpack gauge though you can easily go smaller

*Pack Cover (covers your backpack if it rains)

30 Degree Down Sleeping Bag – (expect chilly nights)

*Sleeping Pad

Lightweight Tent

*Headlamp (extra batteries as needed)

Hiking Poles are encouraged

*Good Hiking Boots or shoes with good traction 

*Water Filtration (we will be getting our water from Lake Superior) *includes a “dirty” water bag

3 liter hydration  or equivalent water bottle system

*First Aid Kit – primarily for blisters, burns, cuts, and aching muscles



*Cooking Stove MSR Pocket Rocket or stove that uses Isobutane Fuel

*Cooking Pot to boil water/ and eat in

*Drinking cup

*Lighter – purchased AFTER flights


*Food Storage Bag (we will NOT have to hang food via “bear bag” system)

All of these can be shared if you have a partner.

**CLOTHING: this does NOT include clothing for the trip home

Base Layer

SmartWool NTS Mid 250 Zip-T Long Men’s Underwear Top
REI Lightweight Base Layer Half-Zip Top – Women’s

Long sleeve shirt (merino wool is a good option)

Long underwear

Wool hat

Wool Socks


Arcteryx Men’s MX Hoody (great insulated soft shell)

Arcyeryx Men’s Delta AR Zip Neck Midlayer

Insulating Layer

Rab Microlight Jacket Men’s
Marmot Women’s Jena Jacket

CAMPING or Sitting by the Fire

A lightweight Goose down jacket is highly recommended and / or long sleeve Fleece jacket

Long sleeve shirt

Rain Jacket or Wind Breaker (should be same thing)


Base Layer Short sleeve or lightweight long sleeve

Long Pants that can unzip into shorts

Hiking socks

Hat or Bandanna


(3) pair of socks

(2-5) pair of underwear

(1) pair of hiking pants

(3) shirts (1) Long sleeve (2) Short Sleeves

(1) pair of long underwear to sleep in

(1) pair of shorts *unless your pants unzip into shorts

First Ascent Men’s Telemetry Freeride Pants Men’s
Marmot PreCip Waterproof Rain Jacket Men’s
Marmot PreCip Waterproof Rain Jacket Women’s

(1) hat or bandanna

(1) sandals or lightweight shoes for camp

**Rain pants are optional. However plan in case it downpours and what you will hike in the rain in.


Miscellaneous Gear:

Compression sack for sleeping bag **Sea to Summit eVac Dry Sack Recommended

Compression sack for ALL clothing **Sea to Summit eVac Dry Sack Recommended

Food Bag **Sea to Summit Stuff Sack Recommended

Plastic Zip Lock Bags for Food and Garbage

Camera and waterproof camera case (iPhones should be protected incase it rains)

small pad to sit on

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