Recommended Essentials

Backpacking:

REQUIRED ESSENTIALS:

  • Working headlamp or flashlight
  • Spare batteries for headlamp/flashlight
  • Space Blanket and/or large garbage bag
  • Nutrition – Extra food
  • Hydration- Extra water (minimum 1 litre)
  • Insulation – Extra clothing (extra layers of clothing, and, rain, wind protection, and, toque, gloves)
  • Fire making kit (water-proof matches or lighter, fire starter or candle, waterproof container).
  • Repair kit – duct tape
  • First aid kit
  • Signaling device (whistle)

OPTIONAL ITEMS:

  • Navigation Aids (maps, route description, compass, GPS)
  • Water filter or other treatment system
  • Communication aids ( cell phone, SPOT device, two way radios)
  • Emergency shelter (bivy sack, ultra-light tarp). Note: most overnight travelers already carry a tent and/or tarp
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Sun protection (glasses, sunscreen, sun protection clothing, lip balm)
  • Repair kit for stove, mattress, etc.
  • Signaling device (mirror)

 

Hiking (Summer):

REQUIRED ESSENTIALS:

  • Working headlamp or flashlight
  • Fire making kit (water-proof matches or lighter, fire starter or candle, waterproof container)
  • Space Blanket and/or large garbage bag
  • Nutrition – Extra food
  • Hydration – Extra water (minimum 1 litre)
  • Insulation – Extra clothing (extra layers of clothing, and, rain, wind protection, and, toque, gloves)
  • First aid kit
  • Signaling device (whistle)

OPTIONAL ITEMS:

  • Spare batteries for headlamp/flashlight
  • Navigation Aids (maps, route description, compass, GPS)
  • Communication aids (cell phone, SPOT device, two way radios)
  • Emergency shelter (bivy sack, ultra-light tarp)
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Sun protection (glasses, sunscreen, sun protection clothing, lip balm)
  • Repair kit – duct tape
  • Signaling device (mirror)

 

Hiking (Snowshoeing – Winter):

REQUIRED ESSENTIALS:

  • Working headlamp or flashlight
  • Fire making kit (water-proof matches or lighter, fire starter or candle, waterproof container)
  • Space Blanket and/or large garbage bag
  • Nutrition – Extra food
  • Hydration – Extra water (minimum 1 litre)
  • Insulation – Extra clothing (extra layers of clothing, and, rain, wind protection, and, toque, gloves)
  • First aid kit
  • Signaling device (whistle)

OPTIONAL ITEMS:

  • Snowshoe repair kit and duct tape
  • Spare batteries for headlamp/flashlight
  • Navigation Aids (maps, route description, compass, GPS)
  • Communication aids (cell phone, SPOT device, two way radios)
  • Emergency shelter (bivi sack, ultra-light tarp)
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Sun protection (glasses, sunscreen, sun protection clothing, lip balm)
  • Signaling device (mirror)

 

Biking:

REQUIRED ESSENTIALS:

  • Helmet
  • Tire pump and tire repair kit
  • Bike multi-tool and Allen Keys
  • Working headlamp or flashlight
  • Space Blanket and/or large garbage bag
  • Nutrition – Extra food
  • Hydration – Extra water (minimum 1 litre)
  • Insulation – Extra clothing (extra layers of clothing, and, rain, wind protection)
  • First aid kit
  • Signaling device (whistle)

OPTIONAL ITEMS:

  • Spare batteries for headlamp/flashlight
  • Navigation Aids (maps with protective case, route description, compass, GPS)
  • Communication aids (cell phone, SPOT device, two way radios)
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Sun protection (glasses, sunscreen)
  • Repair kit – duct tape
  • Signaling device (mirror)

 

Paddling:

REQUIRED ESSENTIALS:

  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Bailer
  • Throw rope
  • Working headlamp or flashlight
  • Space Blanket and/or large garbage bag
  • Nutrition – Extra food.
  • Hydration – Extra water (minimum 1 litre)
  • Insulation – Extra clothing (extra layers of clothing, and, rain, wind protection)
  • First aid kit
  • Signaling device (whistle)

OPTIONAL ITEMS:

  • Spare batteries for headlamp/flashlight
  • Navigation Aids (maps, route description, compass, GPS)
  • Communication aids (cell phone, SPOT device, two way radios)
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Fire making kit (water-proof matches or lighter, fire starter or candle, waterproof container)
  • Sun protection (glasses, sunscreen)
  • Repair kit – duct tape
  • Signaling device (mirror)