Camping List

Adapting to our environment requires preparation, adaptation and refinement. 

There are many non-essential items, which could be important depending on the type of terrain and the length of time you plan to visit the wilderness.


*Backpacks should be less than 25% of your body weight for hiking,

and less than 15% if biking.


You don't need to buy high price items, but should review its practicality and weight.


Local stores:  MEC; Atmostphere; Wilderness Supply; Cabela’s; Winnipeg Outfitters Inc. Some items can also be purchased at Walmart, Canadian Tire, Amazon, Kijiji, Dollarama, and/or pharmacies.


Many items are already in your household, and/or could be homemade with the use of freezer bags, tinfoil, cans, heavy duty plastic bags, twine, and soda bottles. *For more details feel free to send me a message.


Tips:

  • Pack 1 or 2-days before the event day to ensure you got everything, and have adequate amount of sleep the night prior;
  • Repack items (no point bringing a full tube of tooth paste);
  • Avoid dark colors in temperatures above 20°C.

"Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress,

and developing together is success." -  Edward Everett Hale


"Remember when you see someone at the top of a mountain he/she didn't fall there." - Vince Lombardi Jr.

Late Spring/Summer Camping

Late Fall/Winter Camping

Individual Items

Consumables
Food.


Clothing Carried
Single change of clothing;
Extra pair of socks;
Long sleeve shirt;

Long undies.


Packing
Overnight backpack;

Stuff sack for food.


Cooking Gear
Small Bic lighter;

Cutlery.
 

Sleeping
Sleeping bag (down is worth the investment);

Sleeping pad/foam.


Hydration
Vacuum/insulated bottle .


Navigation
Headlamp or flashlight;
Small compass.


Protection
Paper book of matches in tiny Ziploc;

Survival blanket;
First aid kit;
Whistle.

Shared Items

Consumables
Stove Fuel.


Packing
Stuff sack – for cook gear.


Cooking Gear
Cup/Pot – cooking & eating;
Fuel bottle;
Stove.


Shelter
Bivy Sack or 4-Season tent;


Navigation
GPS;
Map.


Protection
Water treatment.


Repair Kits
Tiny tube of super glue - helps with first aid too;

Sticky-backed fabric tape;
Rubber glue for shoes;

Tiny sewing kit;

 Safety pins.

Optional Items

Clothing Carried
Soft Shell Jacket;
Slippers/Booties.


Packing
Toboggan/sled for snow treks;

Pack liner - water proofing;

Compression sacks;
Day pack.


Sleeping
Heater Pack or Hot water bottle;
-15°C Sleeping bag (no heat shelter);
Space blanket (adds 5°C);

Bag liner (adds 10°C).


Navigation
Trekking poles;

Snowshoes;

Gaiters;

Skis.


Protection
Tru Flare Pen Launcher Kit;

Neck Gaiters/Scarves;

Toe & hand Warmer;

Sun block;
Cushion;

Chair.


Hygiene
Soap - environmental safe;
Toothbrush/paste;

Toilet paper.


Medical items (daily quantities per adult)
Advil/ibuprofen or Aleve/naproxen or Bromelain, Turmeric, Devil's Claw

(4 - Anti-inflammatories tablets);

Benadryl/diphenhydramine or Elderberry, Ginkgo, Stinging Nettle

(2 - Antihistamine tablets);

Imodium AD/loperamide or bananas, rice, carrots

(2 - Antidiarrhea tablets);
Tylenol/acetaminophen or Ginger, Glucosamine

(4 - Analgesics tablets);
Gold Bond (treat waterlogged feet and hands);
Hydropel (treat feet blisters).