Packing for Your Trip
So, You’ve signed up for an Adventure Bus trip, and your first question is… “What should I bring?” We’ve put together a basic list of essential clothing and gear that is both practical and easily obtainable. We don’t want you to run out and buy lots of new gear just for this tour, but having certain gear will make your experience more comfortable and safer. The most important rule in adventure travel and especially on Adventure Bus is to bring only what you are absolutely certain you will need. Packing too much stuff that you most likely will not need can create more frustration and lessen the enjoyment.
- One duffle bag or soft sided suitcase, approx. 18”X 30”X 13. See photo.
- Daypack/backpack and water bottle (Camelbaks® and other hydration backpacks are one of the best inventions everor so we like to think. Also, most backpacks can hold a hydration reservoir aka “bladder”) See photo below.
- Warm sleeping bag 15-30 degrees***
- Hiking boots or sturdy sneakers.
- Sport sandals (Teva type) to wear into the water on hikes, in hot springs and to the showers.
- No flip-flops!!!!!
- Flashlight/Torch (LED headlamps are the most handy)
- Sun screen, sun glasses, hat, Winter hat (for chilly campfire nights)
- Towel (consider a pack towel to save room!)
- Camera and film (you’ll use more film than you think, on average 1 roll per day!
- Digital cameras can be charged on the bus.)
- Pillowcase (we have pillows on the bus!)
- Pack Light! You will be able to do laundry by day 3-4 of your trip.
- 2 pairs of long pants
- 3-4 pair shorts ( zip-off pants are convenient)
- 3 T-shirts/tank tops
- 1 long sleeve shirt
- 1 fleece or sweatshirt
- 1 Light jacket/wind breaker for afternoon rain showers
- 1 bathing suit
- 5 pairs of socks and underwear
Things NOT to bring
- thermarest or inflatable sleeping pad…. we have these on board!
- Lightweight sleeping bags
- flip flops
- boom boxes
- big tents
- pillows…we have many on the bus