I am going on a float hunt Aug. 2010 and am putting together a gear list. I added links of the gear I have found so far. This list is for just the personal gear that I am buying. I will be renting some of the big items since I live outside the country.
Pack-Barney’s Pinnacle Pack with frame (No website)
Tent- REI Mountain 3 http://www.rei.com/product/739349
Sleeping Bag- Wiggys Super Light
Sleeping Pad- http://www.rei.com/product/708523
Bottom Layer- If it is cold http://www.rei.com/product/754890
If it is warm then I will have my Under armor compression shorts and a shorter sleeve shirt.
Mid Layer- Wool or Fleece jacket
Top Layer- Impertech II Bibs & Jacket
Boots- http://www.rei.com/product/781681 Looking at the La Sportiva’s because I have heard good things from this brand. The trusty USMC boots are getting thin. Time to get some new ones.
Stove- Looking for a single burner as all I will do is cook up dehydrated food/boil water.
I will add to the list but this is a basic layout. I also realize that I could take more since it is a float hunt but I am a minimalist with most things I do. I do not like to take a crap load of stuff because that is more stuff I have to keep track of.
And advice or things you see flaws in let me know. Also since I am months away I haven’t purchased a lot of this stuff so if someone sees a cheaper route let me know as well!!