I've been buying up clothes & gear for my move to Alaska, and I wanted to see if I'm good to go.
Some background; I'm going to be in Gustavus Alaska until early September, where I hope to (eventually) relocate to Fairbanks, AK.
So here's what I have so far:
2 pairs 80% wool 20% nylon Army surplus pants
GORE-TEX® PacLite® Rainy River™ Parka and Pants
12 Pairs of Smartwool Socks (okay so maybe 12 pairs is overkill...)
Woolrich Flatrock Cardigan Sweater
Woolrich Half Zip Wool Sweater
Woolrich Hinton Wool Coat
Some things I need to buy:
Cannery boots (considering http://nomaralaska.com/boots.htm)
Some kind of base shirt (what do you wear? Can't be cotton t-shirts, can it?)
Is there anything else I should be thinking about getting before I leave? My flight's on the 23rd so I have 9 days to get any last minute gear.
I plan to fish, camp, and hike on my off days. What type of equipment should I be bringing for that? Around here I fish for farmed trout with a 4' pole and Panther Martin spinners (or power bait if I'm shore fishing at a reservoir). Seems like fly-fishing is typically the norm. Am I SOL?
Hiking is pretty basic, good pair of boots and socks, right? Maybe some bear repellent?
Camping... I'll be able to check out the basic gear (tent, stoves, small pot). Anything else I ought to bring?