Spruce Lake Base Camp Sample Gear List

Gathering the gear...

Gathering the gear…

Here is a sample gear list for the August Spruce Lake Base Camp trip.

Bike

  • Mountain bike [recently serviced & running like a fricking machine!]
  • Hydration pack + bladder
    • Tools
      • Multi tool w/ chain tool
      • Mini-leather man
      • Tire levers x 2
      • Pump
      • Shock pump
      • C02 to seat tubeless tire w/ 3 cartridges
      • Tire plugs and tool for tubeless tires
  • Supplies
    • Spare tube x 2
    • Patch kit w/ extra patches and glue
    • Duct tape small roll
    • Zip ties x 10
    • Small bottle of tubeless sealant
  • Chilcotins map
  • Emergency windbreaker
  • Spare top layer
  • Food x 1.5 days [in case shit goes sideways]
  • Headlamp [w/ fresh batteries]
  • Space blanket/emergency bivy
  • InReach or SPOT emergency beacon
  • Small F/A kit
  • Bear spray
  • Bear bangers
  • Folding saw
  • Fox 40 whistle on lanyard within quick reach
  • Bike helmet
  • Elbow and Knee Pads
  • appropriate clothing for the weather

The gear below will be packed into two large duffel bags for easy loading and transport on the Tyax float plane.

Camping

  • tent [waterproof]
  • pegs and guy lines
  • sleeping pad and repair kit
  • sleeping bag [good down to 0 deg C]
  • extra tarp for rain and cord to hang it

Cooking

  • stove & fuel [extra fuel for 1 or 2 spare days]
  • Lighter
  • Pot
  • bowl
  • Fork, knife and spoon
  • Pristine water purification drops
  • Small camp suds and small scruber

Toilet

  • TP
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lighter
  • T-brush + small paste
  • Small camping soap
  • Folding Ortlieb camp basin for washing
  • Lip shit
  • Eye drops
  • Ibuprofin
  • Diaper rash cream for irritated skin in the butt area
  • sunscreen

Misc

  • camera + spare battery + baggie if not waterproof
  • GPS & batteries
  • Bug spray
  • Bug net/shirt
  • Dryer lint [fire starter]
  • folding saw [campfires and blow down on trails]
  • spare head lamp batteries
  • book to read

Food

  • freeze dried camp meals x 4 [1 per day]
  • canned meals x 3 [1 day + some extra]
  • oatmeal x 2/day = 12
  • nuts
  • jerky
  • pepperoni
  • apples
  • chocolate
  • gummy bear
  • rice krispie squares
  • scent proof bags
  • bear bag
  • rope and carabiner
  • beer & wine

Clothing

  • Rain jacket
  • Rain chaps/Pants
  • Puffy insulated jacket
  • Baseball
  • Sunglasses
  • Toque
  • Long johns
  • MTB gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Pants
  • Swim shorts
  • Riding Jerseys & Shorts [4 jerseys and 2 shorts]
  • T-shirt x 3
  • LS-shirt x 2
  • Socks x 5
  • Underpants x 5
  • Sandals
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