Your travel bags will remain in our trailer while we kayak.
We recommend packing one or two small to medium-size duffle(s) with all your clothing and personal gear. It’s OK to bring a suitcase instead, but most adventurers prefer working out of soft-sided duffel bags.
Small Packing Cubes or Stuff Sacks Recommended, but Optional
These help keep your clothing and gear organized.
(3–4) Synthetic T-Shirts, Tanks, or Athletic Tops
Tops made for running or working out are good choices. Stick to moisture-wicking fabrics.
(2–3) Hiking or Athletic Shorts
Bring shorts designed for running or working out. Look for moisture-wicking nylon, polyester, nylon/spandex, or polyester/spandex fabrics. No cotton.
Long Sleeve Baselayer Top
Look for wool, Capilene, or polyester fabrics. No cotton.
Pair of Baselayer Bottoms
Moisture-wicking long underwear bottoms or ankle-length tights made for training or running. Look for wool, Capilene, nylon/spandex, or polyester/spandex. No cotton.
(2–3) Pairs Athletic Underwear
Stick to moisture-wicking fabrics. No cotton. If you pack shorts with built-in liners, you can pack fewer pairs of underwear.
(2) Sports Bras
(If applicable.) Stick to synthetic or wool fabrics. No cotton.
Upper Body Insulation Layer
A warm, thick polyester fleece jacket or synthetic "puffy" jacket. This should be able to be worn under your rain jacket. No cotton.
Waterproof/Breathable Rain Jacket
A lightweight hard shell you can wear over your other upper body layers.
Waterproof/Breathable Rain Pants Optional
Casual Clothing for Travel
Lightweight Gloves Optional
Fleece, Power Stretch, or other gloves made for running or for use as a medium-weight liner.
Hat with a Brim
A baseball hat, visor, or sun hat.
Knit Hat Recommended, but Optional
A wool, synthetic knit, or fleece hat for cool nights.
Mosquito Head Net Optional
Required for our van ride to and from Miami.
Pair of River Sandals or Water Shoes
Bring either sport sands with ankle straps (like Chacos or Tevas) or water shoes. Flip flops are not acceptable.
Camp Shoes Recommended, but Optional
Crocs, sneakers, or light hiking shoes work well.
Neoprene Socks Optional
These keep your feet warm when wet. Make sure they work well with your river sandals or water shoes.
Paddling Gloves Recommended, but Optional
Sleeping Bag and Stuff Sack
A bag rated for 20-degrees is appropriate for this adventure.
Stick to a compressible, mummy-cut sleeping bag designed for backpacking.
Camping/Travel Pillow Recommended, but Optional
A compressible or inflatable camping pillow can make nights more comfortable.
LED Headlamp and Spare Batteries
One 32-oz bottle is appropriate for this trip.
Pick a bottle with a screw-top lid that covers the areas your mouth contacts.
Sunglasses with Strap
Pack at least 5-oz of sunscreen.
We recommend SPF 30. No aerosol spray cans.
Lip Balm with SPF
Small Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, lotion, moisturizer with SPF, brush/comb, etc.
Small Microfiber Camp Towel Recommended, but Optional
Any Medications You Take
Menstrual Hygiene Supplies
(If applicable) Tampons, Diva Cup, or pads. Pack 50% more supplies than you expect to need.
Spare Glasses or Contact Lenses
Look for the active ingredient DEET. Ben's brand is packaged well for backcountry travel. No aerosol sprays.
Bathing / Body Wipes Recommended, but Optional
For lunch on day 5.
Please consider rewarding hard work and excellent service with a guide gratuity at the end of the adventure.
Notebook and Pen Optional
Personal Reading Material Optional