Thursday, June 30, 2016

Packraft Summer Fishing Trip Pack List

As you probably know, packing is crucial to the success of most summer adventures.  Packrafting is no exception.  Too much gear and you'll look like a traveling gypsy with all kinds of crazy stuff hanging off your pack (this is how I usually pack).  But too little and you might forget some of the important stuff.   A good packing list is essential for helping you remember the important things like....a fishing license or a sleeping bag- both of which have been forgotten on backpacking trips I've been a part of and altered the itinerary significantly.

This list is by no-means exhaustive, but it should give you a good start.  Designed for a backcountry fishing trip in mid-July so it isn't a serious whitewater trip or a dry suit and helmet would be on the list.  Comment with items you think should be in there.


Fishing stuff
·         License
      Flies/lures
·         Rods
      Reels

Packraft stuff
·         Rafts
·         Inflation bags
·         Stuff sacks
·         Patch kits
·         Paddles
·         Life jackets
·         Straps
·         Dry bags (one big enough to put all your food in -bear bag)
·         P-cord for boat and bear bag


Cooking
·         Stove
·         Fuel
·         Sporks
·         Bowls
·         Mugs
·        Coffee press (if you are a coffee snob like me)
Lighters
Water filter
Water bottles
Water bladders

Miscellaneous
Camera
1st aid kit
Phone
Headlamps
Sunscreen
Bug spray
Sleeping bags
Sleeping pads
Tent
Tent poles
GPS
Map
Compass

Toiletries
Toilet paper
Lotion
Trekking poles
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Chapstick
Comb
Bear spray- 1 per person
Knives
Camp chair- if you have extra room
wipes

Clothes
Rain-gear- pants and jacket
·         Gloves- water resistant
·         Hats
·         Socks
·         Pants
·         Shorts
·         Underwear
·         Swimming suite
·         Shirts- quick dry
·         Fleece- jacket or shirt
      Hiking shoes/boots
      Chacos/sandals
·         

Food
·         Tea
·         Coffee
·         Gatorade
·         Energy Bars
·         Trail mix
·         Rammen
·         Taco mix (for fish tacos)
      Mountain house or other freeze dried meals
·         Tortillas
·         Oatmeal
·         Dehydrated fruit mix
·         Jerky
·         Peanut butter

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