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NOLS Alumni Service Trip
Welcome to the Alumni Service trip. Please review this equipment list thoroughly. Most everything you
need for your trip is listed along with its availability from NOLS. We recommend that you use this list to
help you pack. Please read the item descriptions carefully before making decisions about what equipment
you may wish to purchase or bring with you.
All items listed in this section are provided by NOLS and are shared among all expedition members.
Group equipment is included as part of the course tuition, although participants will be charged for any
lost or damaged group equipment.
Tents and Shelters
Fishing Rod Outfits
Small Complete Tackle Kit
Fuel and Fuel Bottles
Maps and Compass
Bear Resistant Food
First Aid Kits
Trowels or Shovels
Equipment Repair Kits
NOLS will provide the group with rods, reels, line, leaders, tippet, floatant, nippers, flies, and other
fishing odds and ends. If you have a favorite pack rod, feel free to bring it along.
Hiking Boots: 1 pair. Sturdy, backpacking boots with good ankle support and proper fit are critical for
hiking on uneven terrain with packs. Boots are purchase only from NOLS Rocky Mountain and they
only have Men’s and Women’s size from Men’s size 6 and larger. Please read the BOOT FITTING
INFORMATION page 3.
Socks: 3 to 4 pairs. Socks must be heavy ragg wool or wool/polypropylene blend.
Gaiters: 1 pair. Worn over the top of hiking boots to keep out dirt, mud and snow. “Tube” type gaiters
are the most maintenance free. Gaiters with zippers should have a double closure system. Optional
Camp Shoes: 1 pair. Running, tennis, or cross–training athletic shoes, in good condition, to wear
around camp. Avoid expensive shoes. Open–toed “river” or “mountain” sandals are not acceptable.
UPPER BODY GARMENTS: You’ll need at least 3 insulating layers, plus a wind and