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Gear List

The distance camps are full-emersion, outdoor experiences and you will need some good gear to stay warm and enjoy your time out in the elements.  As such, you will need to bring the gear listed below to camp. Our good friend Jeremy Daken at Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Avenue in Durango, has an abundant supply of camping equipment and gear. Jeremy and his staff can also help you get a Colorado Outdoor Search and Rescue card (COSAR) which you will need for camp:
  • Running
    • Shoes - preferably 2 pairs
    • Gloves, hat, cap
    • Socks - preferably more than 2 pairs!!
    • Running tights
    • Lightweight running jacket (water proof/Gortex is ideal)
    • Hydration pack/water bottle
  • Camping
    • Tent (2-3 person if sharing with another camper(s)
    • Sleeping pad (can double as yoga mat)
    • Sleeping bag (rated to at a minimum 32F, 25F ideal)
    • Snacks
    • Headlamp (spare batteries)
    • Pillow
  • Running packs (small lightweight) - items in bold are required
    • Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search & Rescue Card (can purchase at any outdoor store, e.g., Pine Needle Mountaineering in Durango)
    • Small first aid kit (bandaids, 2nd skin, neosporin, duct tape (yes, duct tape - small roll rolled on itself)
    • Emergency space blanket
    • Fire starter with matches in small zip lock bag
    • Headlamp (check batteries)
    • Fleece/wool hat and gloves
    • Lightweight windproof jacket
    • SPF30 lipscreen
    • Rain layer + lightweight fleece top and pants
    • Maps of relevant trail section (provided by camp)
    • Capacity for 0.5ga. water (at minimum)
    • Water purifying tablets
    • Toilet paper in zip lock bag
    • Snacks - personal choice of a small collection of edibles
    • Camera/cell phone (nice  but not critical)
  • Other
    • Lounging clothes
    • Toiletries
    • Sandles/tevas/chacos
    • Fishing rod
    • Inner tube (river float)
    • Day pack
    • Towel
    • Swim suite
    • Reading material
    • Journal