Below are 2 lists Guiderite Adventures has created to assist our guests in packing. The list is quite extensive but most items are small and/or lightweight. A print friendly PDF file of both lists are in the left column.


Gear List
  • Backpack: Stone Glacier Sky 7400
  • Tent: Nallo 2 or Akto (Hilleberg) 4 season, one man tent. (Use solid mesh inner tent during warmer months)
  • Sleeping bag: Marmot Helium 15 degrees 850 down fill
  • Sleeping pad: Neoair 2-1/2" from (Thermarest)
  • Small pillowcase
  • Stove: Jetboil (Sol Titanium)
  • Water purifier: Katadyn (Hiker Pro) extra filter
  • Motorola 2 way radio's (extra batteries)
  • Headlamp: Petzl (recommend 100 lumens or more) extra batteries
  • GPS: Garmin (extra batteries)
  • Knife: Havalon (Baracuta) w/extra blades
  • Flashlight: Fusion (small for backup) extra batteries
  • First aid kit: 2 to 4 person recommended adding items (pain medicine, vitamins, antacids, benedryl, band aids, cloth sports tape to prevent blisters and hot spots, rubber gloves, fingernail clippers)
  • Fire starter: waterproof matches, extra lighter, fire paste, fire sticks, cotton balls dipped vaseline and store in a ziplock
  • Compass
  • Toilet paper (I like paper towels and wet wipes)
  • Map (if needed)
  • 2 bungee cords
  • Tooth brush and small tooth paste
  • Small towel (fast drying material)
  • Seating pad: 2"-3" Thermoseat from (Nep Outdoors)
  • Gallon ziplock bag
  • Small bowl, coffee cup, spork (spoon, fork combo)
  • Snow Peak Titanium
  • Camera: high mega pixel (attachment to use on tripod and spotting scope)
  • Optics: Swarovski 10x42 El (binoculars), Swarovski 20x50 wide angle (spotting scope), phone scope
  • Binocular case: FHF Gear
  • Tripod: Vanguard Alta Carbon 225 ct w/Bogen fluidhead 18" to 46"
  • Binocular cloth
  • Range finder
  • Boots: Cabela's Meindl (Alaska Hunter or the Perfekt's), La Sportiva
  • Socks: Cabela's Ultimax w/sock liners
  • Underwear: Under Armour
  • Gloves: windproof and water resistant (Sitka)
  • Clothes: Kuiu/Sitka gear ( Layer system)
  • Light weight base layer
  • Medium weight base layer
  • Windproof vest
  • Down jacket
  • Windproof and water resistant jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Stocking cap
  • Baseball cap
  • Belt
  • Windproof and water resistant pants
  • Gaiters
  • Hand warmers
  • Hiking poles
  • Rope: 50' of 1/4" nylon
  • MSR 6 liter water storage bag
  • Nalgene water bottles: 2-32 ounce and 1 -20 ounce
  • Rifle: Proof Research - Terminus 28 Nosler, Proof Research Tac 2/300 Win Mag
  • Rifle Scope: Mark 6 Leupold 3x18x44
  • Rifle scabbard: Eberelestock


Suggested Food List
  • Breakfast: Mountain house breakfast meal or 3 packs of oatmeal
  • Morning snacks: cliff bar, granola bar, trail mix
  • Lunch: Bagels w/peanut butter and honey or bacon
  • Afternoon snacks: same as morning snack
  • Dinner: Mountain house, instant potatoes, tortillas
  • Drinks: coffee, crystal light, wilderness athlete drink packs, Gatorade (G2 packs)
  • Other snacks: jerky, dried fruit, corn nuts, tuna packs, candy