Your Camping List

This list is an overview of some required and recommended items. Please contact your PM or other planters with questions and suggestions of what to bring to camp.

Planting clothes are quite personal, there are some suggestions throughout, but you will figure out what works for you. The traditional planter look is shorts over holey leggings, wool socks, sturdy boots and top of choice. Keep in mind that you will probably wear your favorite work clothes over and over again, aim to come to camp with 3 suitable tops and bottoms for working – avoid cotton and aim for breathable, warm layers. It can often range from wickedly cold to wickedly hot during one day.

Items Required

  • Tent
    • consider comfort
  • Tarps x 2
    • 12’x10′ or larger
    • one for above your tent, one for the ground
  • Sleeping bag
    • often goes below zero at the beginning of the season
  • Something to sleep on
    • thermarest, foamy
    • a combination of tree boxes and a foamy is a good combination to keep dry and comfortable
  • Cup
  • Lunch Tupperware – no plastic baggies supplied
    • at least 4 containers
  • Water  jugs: 8-10L capacity
  • 1L  water bottle
  • Backpack for the block “day bag”
  • Rain gear
    • effective rain jacket is a must
    • light rain pants, many people do not like wearing rain pants
  • base layer tops and bottoms x 2 or 3
    • merino wool is most recomended
  • Warm, light sweater for working in
  • Toques/ winter hat x 2
  • ball cap or brimmed hat x1
  • Socks x 10
    • wool is best
  • Boots
    • look at the quality of seems – will they catch and rip?
    • ankle support required
    • waterproof recommended
    • durable lightweight recommended
    • non-slip soles required
  • Pants – quick dry or leggings
    • something you can move in, not too heavy when wet
  • Small first aid kit
    • bring this to the block
  • Hockey or duffel bag  for your gear
    • caution from transporting camping gear in garbage bags, they can be thrown out unknowingly
  • Flashlight/headlamp
    • extra batteries
  • Alarm clock  or watch
    • Phones are not sufficient: they get dropped in water or run out of batteries – they are not reliable enough
  • Light footwear for around camp
  • Planting Tools  (planting bags, shovel, 2 silvicool inserts, plot chord)
    • All planting tools required will be available on camp and will be fitted during training. If you want to get tools before coming out, that is great too.

Recommended

  • Waterproof speaker if you would like to listen to music on the block
    • earbuds and headphones are no longer permitted
  • Wool blanket for cold nights
  • Fleece coat
  • Extra Insoles
  • Duct Tape
  • Moleskin
  • Chap stick
  • Bug-repellent
  • insulated cup for hot drinks on the block
  • clothes that can be used to dress in layers
    • look for wool t-shirts, long sleeves
    • avoid cottons
  • used loose-fitting white collared, button up shirt
    • for sun days