Packing Lists

By December 5, 2016Resources

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Warm Weather Slipstream Packing List

If you’re attending a Slipstream in a summer month (June, July or August), this list is for you!

Our Slipstreams take place in outdoor playgrounds across North America. There are plenty of opportunities to get active and have fun regardless of what Mother Nature throws at us. We always plan for weather to be unpredictable – hot, cold, wet or dry and cooler in the evenings. We can’t control the weather, but we can control how we dress. We will plan to be generally active outside for the majority of the weekend. Bring lots of comfy layers, as well as athletic, fast-drying, wicking clothing, along with rain gear just in case! This ain’t no fashion show!

Layers should include long underwear, warm mid-layers and waterproof outerwear. Wool, nylon, polyester and synthetic fleece are recommended as clothing materials because they provide insulation even when wet. In addition, they dry quickly.

Camp Clothing

Your skimpies of choice (a couple of pairs)

2 pairs of socks

1 or 2 t-shirts (including a quick dry one)

1 pair thermal/long underwear (top and bottom)

1 long sleeve t-shirt

1 pair of shorts

Comfy clothes for lounging – jeans, hoodies, sweats. etc.

Rain gear (jacket and pants)

PJ’s (hopefully matching plaid flannel)

Light jacket (insulated)

Light fleece or hoodie (not cotton)Brimmed hat

Bathing suit

Towel

Shoes/Footwear

Slippers/sandals (indoor shoes)

Running shoes and/or trail/hiking shoes

Toiletries

Shampoo/conditioner

Brush/comb

Soap/body wash

Toothbrush/toothpaste

Personal items

Camping Equipment

Sleeping Bag

Single bed sized fitted sheet (optional)

Pillow (optional)

Diabetes Supplies/Meds

Any meds you need, labeled

Insulin and supplies (enough to last a week) – be sure to pack extra pump sites, reservoirs, pump batteries, syringes, pen caps, etc.

Glucometer and testing supplies

Your favourite low supplies

Glucagon Kit (if you have one)

*Please label your diabetes supplies with your name

Other

Camera

Flashlight/headlamp (camp gets dark at night!)

Sunglasses

Sunscreen

1L water bottle

Small backpack/daypack/fanny pack (<–yes, these are cool)

Glasses/contact lenses

Bug spray

Optional

Musical instruments

Toque/wool hat

Gloves/mittens (just in case!)

Yoga mat

Season specific sport equipment (Think tennis racket, your favourite dodgeball, frisbee)

Cards/your favourite board game (you never know!)

Canoe Trip Packing List

Heading out with CIM on a Canoe trip? To make sure you are ready for the woods, please read this list of recommended personal gear. CIM will bring all the communal gear – tents, cooking etc. – but this list is for you, the participant.

Weather can be unpredictable and quick to change; so be prepared for all weather, at all times. Don’t forget to consider what you will be wearing on the day that we head out. That counts as an outfit.

Keep in mind – Most people bring WAY too much gear! When packing for a paddling trip we want to ensure we have everything we need, but try to pack as light as possible. We’ll be packing in waterproof 35L dry-bags. You can pick these up at MEC, REI or Canadian Tire! We encourage all of our campers to fit all of their main gear into a 35L pack – It might seem crazy, but it’s totally doable!

You need less than you think you do – GUARANTEED.

Camp Clothing

  • Long sleeve shirts (1)
  • Long pants (1 pair, quick-dry or synthetic fiber)
  • T-shirt
  • Light-weight fleece/Wool sweater (optional)
  • Shorts (1 pair, quick-dry)
  • Bathing suit
  • Small towel (optional)
  • Rain Gear (top and bottom)
  • Brimmed Hat
  • Underwear
  • 2-3 pairs wool socks
Shoes/Footwear

  • Sturdy footwear (Hikers /runners) Must be good for rugged portaging.
  • Teva-type sandals or water shoes.

Toiletries

  • Biodegradable soap
  • Toothbrush/paste
Camping Equipment

  • Sleeping bag (as small as possible, considering borrowing if yours is large)
  • Sleeping pad (foam pad or Therm-a-Rest, optional)
Other

  • Head lamp/flashlight – check the BATTERIES!
  • Water bottle (Nalgene)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Diabetes Supplies/Meds

  • Any meds you need in waterproof containers.
  • Insulin and supplies (enough to last a week) – be sure to pack extra pump sites, reservoirs, pump batteries, syringes, pen caps, etc.
  • Glucometer and testing supplies
  • Your favourite low supplies
  • Glucagon Kit (if you have one)

*Please label your diabetes supplies with your name

Optional

  • Personal PFD (otherwise, will be supplied)
  • Personal Paddle (otherwise, it will be supplied)
  • Lightweight long underwear (optional)
  • Eyeglasses and contact lenses to spare (if needed)
  • Connected in Motion T-shirt (1)
  • Small day pack
  • Bandana
  • Earplugs

Remember, camping is about living with less. You’ll be surprised about how little you’ll need.

If you have any questions about your gear needs or would like to borrow gear from CIM, email peter@connectedinmotion.ca.

Paddle On!

Backpacking Packing List

Camp Clothing

  • 3-4 pairs wool/synthetic socks. (well fitting, quick dry, wicking)
  • 1-2 Sock Liners (thin under socks that help to reduce friction and blisters – optional)
    • 1 Base Layer (top and bottom, NO COTTON)
  • 3-4 Underwear (quick dry, wicking)
  • Long pants (1 pair, quick-dry or synthetic fiber)
  • 2 T-shirts or tanks
  • Light-weight fleece/Wool sweater (1)
  • Long sleeve shirts (1)
  • 1 Down/Synthetic Insulated Vest or Coat
  • Shorts (1 pair)
  • Small towel (optional)
  • Rain Gear Jacket and Pants
  • Brimmed Hat
  • Gloves/Mitts and a Toque
Shoes/Footwear

  • Hiking Boots (Sturdy, well-fitting, comfortable boots)
  • Sandals (for airing out feet at night!)

Toiletries

  • Biodegradable soap
  • Toothbrush/paste
Camping Equipment

  • Hiking Pack (60-85L, well fitted and comfortable)
  • Sleeping bag (as small as possible, considering borrowing if yours is large)
  • Sleeping pad (foam pad or Therm-a-Rest, optional)
Other

  • Hiking Poles (optional, personal preference)
  • Head lamp/flashlight – check the BATTERIES!
  • Water bottle (wide mouth Nalgenes fit CIM water pumps)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Diabetes Supplies/Meds

  • Any meds you need in waterproof containers.
  • Insulin and supplies (enough to last a week) – be sure to pack extra pump sites, reservoirs, pump batteries, syringes, pen caps, etc.
  • Glucometer and testing supplies
  • Glucagon Kit (if you have one)

*Please label your diabetes supplies with your name

Optional

  • Camera!
  • Eyeglasses and contact lenses to spare (if needed)
  • Small day pack
  • Connected in Motion T-shirt (1)
  • Bandana
  • Earplugs

Remember -camping is about living with less. You’ll be surprised about how little you’ll need.
If you have any questions about your gear needs or would like to borrow gear from CIM, email peter@connectedinmotion.ca.

Hike On!

Cold Weather Adventure Packing List

Outdoor Stuff

  • Your undies of choice
  • Socks (3-4 pairs) – wool, fleece and synthetic are best.
  • Thermal/Long underwear (top and bottom) – Beware of the waffle looking stuff…it’s cotton!
  • Warm Layers – wool sweaters or fleeces
  • Warm Jacket (ski jacket, down jacket, etc.) Best if it is wind and water resistant.
  • Snow pants – or some form of water repellent pants.
  • Rain Gear (you never know!)
  • Toque that will cover your ears
  • Mitts and gloves (Consider bringing an extra pair!)
  • Neck warmer / face warmer/scarf (optional)
  • Winter Boots (warm and comfy) – high cut for deep snow if possible, like Sorels, etc.

Indoor Stuff

  • Sleeping Bag (or comforter/duvet)
  • Pillow
  • PJs – animal onesie? Whatever helps you sleep at night
  • Toiletries and personal kit
  • Nordic Sweater
  • Comfy clothes for lounging – hoodies, sweatpants etc.
  • Slippers/indoor shoes (to wear/leave in yurt)
  • Towel (for showering!)
  • Big Appetite – we’ll be eating like royalty.

Gear

Beg borrow or steal from friends and loved ones and of course rentals are a last resort.

  • Cross-country skis, poles, boots
  • Snowshoes (not required, but always fun to have!)
  • Skates (who knows…)
  • Hockey Stick (if you’re bringing the skates anyway…)

Other Stuff

  • Camera
  • Musical instrument – guitar, bongos
  • Flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle (1L)
  • Small Day Pack
  • “Low” pick me ups
  • Diabetes supplies (x2)

A NOTE ON MOTHER NATURE 

The nature of this weekend is obviously very weather dependent. For example, if there is no snow, we can’t go skiing. However, there are plenty of opportunities to get active and have fun regardless of what Mother Nature throws at us, but keep your fingers and toes crossed for lots of snow!

A WORD ON CLOTHING

Outdoor ‘people’ have many rules and quirks, but one thing we can all agree on: COTTON KILLS! When cotton gets wet, it loses all of its insulating abilities. It keeps water close to your skin, facilitating body cooling. Anything synthetic or wool is better for outdoor activewear and socks. Think wool, fleece, lycra, polypropelene, etc. Wearing many thin layers of clothing is also better than wearing a couple big heavy layers – that way you can adjust for the weather and your activity level.

A MEMO ON THE PACKING LIST 

Warm campers are happy campers. We’ll have the lodge all to ourselves, so bring more than you need and dress for the day. Don’t stress if you don’t have the most technical feather count in your jacket, there’s no need to spend lots of money. Dress for outside winter activity the best you know how. Remember, you’ll be generating warmth while moving outside, and getting cold when we stop. So, bring layers for optimal warmth and comfort. There’s no telling what the weather will be like – so come prepared for everything!