Sea Kayaking Packing List
We will provide dry bags for you to pack your gear into. When sea kayaking, smaller bags are best- I usually put my clothing into trash compactor or Ziploc bags, THEN stuff into a dry bag. Keep in mind we stuff the drybags into our kayaks; no fragile items please!
We will provide all kayaking equipment: boats, PFD’s, paddles, safety gear, etc.
I usually bring 2 sets of clothing: paddling clothes (I wear this under my rain gear/paddle pants) and then a second set for camping/hiking). On trips I usually practice yoga in my base layers, sometimes my yoga pants…sometimes my long underwear J
I HIGHLY recommend having quality raingear- pretty much mandatory for any Alaska trip
· Rain Jacket
· Moisture wicking T shirt/tank top
· 2 NON COTTON insulating base layers
· 2 medium weight NON COTTON mid layer (polypro, fleece, wool, etc)
· Warm jacket
· Rain pants
· 2 pairs NON COTTON long underwear (one for paddling, one for camp)
· NON COTTON Athletic pants (for hiking/camp)
· Pants for yoga (anything goes!)
· Shorts, Sleeping pants, skhoop skirt (optional items, weather depending)
· We will provide paddling gloves/pogies, but feel free to bring your own if you have them
· Gloves for camp (optional, bring if you have cold hands)
· Warm hat
· Sunhat w/brim
· 3-4 pairs warm NON COTTON socks
· Rubber boots or neoprene booties for paddling (if you don’t have either, let us know; you can rent from us) I prefer rubber boots, that way I have dry feet) If the weather looks warm, you might be able to get away with chacos…but I would bring rubber boots regardless)
· Shoes for camp/hiking
· Sandals/crocs (optional)
We will provide tents, but feel free to use your own if you’d rather. Let us know if you’d like to rent sleeping bags or sleeping pads
· Synthetic Sleeping Bag (rated 20 deg or lower)
· Insulated Sleeping Pad (closed cell foam or air/thermarest)
· Camp pillow (optional, I usually throw my jacket into a stuff sack or something)
· Extra ziplocs and trash compactor bags
· Small packable camp chair or sit-pad
· Minor 1st aid kit (personal meds, little fixes for personal “owies”)
· Sunscreen, lip balm and sunglasses
· Insect repellant if you use it
· Water Bottle (32 oz min)
· Coffee/tea mug
· Toiletries (fyi: we will have toilet paper, but feel free to have your own stash)
· Notebook and pen/pencil, Reading book (optional)
· I usually practice yoga in my paddling or hiking clothes, but that is always weather depending. This is a personal choice.
· Yoga Mat: Bring an outdoor yoga mat, a cheaper/older one, or one you don’t mind getting some wear and tear on. I usually use a closed cell-foam insulated sleeping pad for outdoor yoga, but again, it’s up to you.
Note: Mats will be provided for the indoor practice in Anchorage at Open Space.