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July 12, 2015

Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro Packing List


You will pass through many climates when climbing to the peak of Africa's tallest mountain. Be prepared for anything - cold, hot, rainy, foggy, windy and snowy. It can reach up to 100 degrees at the base and the summit may be well below freezing. We suggest packing things that can be layered and that are also moisture-wicking and breathable.


Download printable checklist here.

Accessories, Clothing & Footwear

  • Rain shell
  • Wool Jacket
  • Snow jacket...

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    June 30, 2014

    Backpacking Packing List

    There are many questions you will need to answer when deciding what to pack on your backpacking adventure.  Things like:

    • How long will I be gone?
    • How much weight can I realistically carry?
    • What environmental and/or route conditions will I encounter?
    • Why am I doing this in the first place?!



    The length of your trip will dictate the amount of food and water you need and, if you're like us, how many changes of clothes you will want.  Don't know about you, but we don't really want to be rocking the...

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    June 29, 2014

    Adventure Travel Packing List

    Before you can decide what to pack on your adventure travel trip, you need to determine two things:

    1)   Who is actually carrying the gear?

    • If your trip is Sherpa / Mule supported, see the Sherpa-Supported Adventure Travel Packing List below.
    • If you will be carrying your gear, see the Backpacking Packing List.

    2)   What will the climate be like?

    • Base your clothing and weather protection choices on the anticipated climate and be prepared for unexpected weather.
    • To understand how to modify your packing list for certain weather conditions, see Tips and Picks for...

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    May 31, 2014

    Camping Packing List

    Before you can decide what to pack on your camping trip, you need to determine two things:

    1) What are the facilities like where you will be camping?  Are there bathrooms, coin-operated showers, picnic tables, grills and potable water?  Or will it just be your camp party and nature?
    2) How close will you be camping to your vehicle?



    If you are camping in a well-developed area, such as a state park or campground, you might not need to...

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    May 30, 2014

    Overnight Kayaking Packing List

    When packing for an overnight kayak or canoe trip, you will want to consider the following:

    1. Weight and size (space is very limited)
    2. Placement in your “luggage” (aka dry bags)
    3. Placement in the boat (weight needs to be properly distributed)
    4. Water conditions you will or may experience (sea or whitewater)
    5. Weather conditions you will or may experience

    Obviously, you will be on the water so there’s a good chance your food, clothing and gear will get exposed to water. As such, pack everything possible in waterproof and air-tight containers.   And only bring synthetic materials for your sleeping bag...

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