Big Sur Overnight Packing List
On all our trips we supply lightweight, modern, top of the line personal and group equipment. If you have your own equipment that you would prefer to use you are welcome to bring it.
Personal Equipment: You will be issued a Kifaru Backpack- hand made packs with the best suspension available, Big Agnes Clear View Air Mattress, Petzyl TacTikka XP Headlamp, and a titanium spork and bowl
Sleeping Bags BAE can provide a Big Agnes Encampment sleeping bag for $20. They are rated to 15 degrees, and contain an air mattress inside to prevent you from twisting up in your bag or rolling off of your sleeping pad, and have a pillow case built in that you can fill with your clothing. Click Here to see a video on the Encampments features.
Bags rated in the 15-30 degree range are generally most appropriate. Do not bring large car camping or flannel lined sleeping bags. They can weigh up to 7 lbs!
Group Equipment: We will supply a Kifaru Tipi for the group, stoves, and water filters & purifiers to resupply water from the creek. Group use sunscreen, wet naps, soap & hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and a garbage bag will be available, but feel free to bring you own in small container sizes.
First Aid- We will have first aid equipment available, however if you know you will need supplies, or have a wilderness first aid kit, feel free to bring it.
What you will Need Clothing: ‘COTTON KILLS'- Cotton clothing is very heavy, is a micro abrasive on the skin, stays wet for long periods of time, and is cold when wet. Synthetic socks and underwear will help keep you from blisters and chafing dry. Synthetic, wool, and silk garments are very light weight, pack down much smaller, dry fast, and are less abrasive than cotton garments. Shoes: A pair of hiking shoes with a pair of back up of running shoes. Shoes must not be new, and not older than a few year.
Water Carry: You will need to have a container or containers for at least 2 litter of water. Platypus bladders in the 2l range are ideal. Camel backs, nalgenes, canteens, and even disposable bottles will work.
If you already own it- bring a camera, GPS, pocket knife or Leatherman tool, sunglasses, FRS radio, & compass.
Medications: Remember to bring any and all prescription or other medications you may need. If you have crucial medications bring a few extra days supply.
The quantity is to INCLUDE the pair you wear on the first day. Remember, this trip is an overnight, so pack light.
Pants 1-2 pair
Poison-oak and ticks can be along the trail. Long pants & shirts will help keep them away from your body.
Socks 2 pairs. We prefer the Smart Wool running socks for hiking, but any synthetic, silk, or fine wool socks will work.
Underwear 2 pair
Synthetic, silk, or fine wool underwearJacket: Light weight fleece, insulated, or soft shell jackets, used in conjunction with warm midlayers is the best way to pack for warmth and weight.
Rain Gear- Only bring a rain jackets and pants if you feel there will be the need that particular weekend, or if you are joining a winter time expedition. Rain gear is heavy, and often unused in the field. You can always bring it in the truck just in case.
Cancellation Policy: Bay Area Expeditions reserves the right to cancel trips on short to no notice due to adverse weather conditions. Because we are a small business and there is high demand for our services, and our costs are very high, we must enforce a strict cancellation and no-show policy. For cancellations occurring 14 days or more there is no cancellation fee, and you will be able to reschedule or receive a refund. Cancellations made within 14 days of scheduled arrival are subject to no refund or a rescheduling fee of $75. You will be Required to Print, Sign and Bring a signed copy of our Release of Liability Click Here to view and print.
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