(Level 1, all-inclusuve, wilderness camping)
For Level 1, all-inclusive trips you need to bring personal gear/clothing,
sleeping bag. We provide meals, tents, cook stoves,
sea kayaks, camping permits, etc. (See detailed equipment list
EQUIPMENT YOU SUPPLY
- Clothing: It may appear from the
following list that you will be preparing for an
arctic adventure! However, these clothes should keep
you comfortable under poor weather conditions.
Minimum of: warm jacket (i.e., for fall conditions)
or windbreaker with pile/fleece (e.g. Polartec) liner
or wool sweater, two long-sleeved shirts, two
t-shirts (one of each for day-trips), two pairs of
warm wool or synthetic socks, one pair of pants,
shorts, swim suit, undergarments, rain suit, small towel.
- Paddling gear: Cap, sun glasses,
paddling jacket (synthetic windbreaker or rain-suit
preferably with elasticized cuffs), short pants of
synthetic material, neoprene booties or water sandals
(e.g. Tevas) or running shoes, synthetic long
underwear (top and bottom), plastic water bottle,
head strap for glasses. A "Farmer John/Jane" wet suit
will be supplied by Caribou Expeditions; however, to
guarantee a good fit, a wet-suit can be purchased at
many outdoor stores. Optional: Hand-held sighting
- Note: Paddling clothes should be
synthetic, or with minimal cotton.
- Personal Gear: Sleeping bag,
sunscreen, chap stick, bug dope, toilet paper,
matches or lighter, small flashlight or headlamp,
toothpaste, soap, etc. water bottle
- Camping Gear: On overnight camping
trips you must supply a sleeping bag (the sleeping
bag should be made of compressible material).
- Other: Clothing and food will be
stowed in sealed bulkhead compartments, but you must
also store clothes in waterproof bags. Many small
bags are better than a few large bags. A package of
freezer grade, large ziplok bags (10.5 in x 11 in)
are excellent for most clothing (bring an extra
package in case some rip. We provide two large dry
bags for your sleeping bag and bulky clothing, and
smaller dry bags as required.
EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES SUPPLIED BY CARIBOU
- Kayak and Accessories: Single person
kayaks (Necky), and doubles (Current Designs Libra
XT). Paddlers will be expected to trade-off singles
for doubles throughout the trip. Each kayak comes
with: sponge, paddle and spare, boat pump, whistle,
spray skirt, poggies or neoprene gloves, personal
flotation device (lifejacket). Wet suits are provided
where water temperature falls below 55 degrees
- Accommodation and Camping: Camping equipment includes one tent for
each couple or individual, thermarest, camp grill,
coffee pot, water purifier, 19 ft. shelter tarp, camp
saw, cook stoves, fuel, camp cookery, dishes, two
large dry bags for your sleeping bag and bulky
clothing, and smaller dry bags as required.
- Safety Equipment: First aid kit,
marine radio, compass, tow line.
- Basic Training: includes: packing the
kayak, paddle strokes, rescues.
- Experienced Guide:
One guide per six clients. Your guides are
experienced sea kayakers with training from the
B.C.U. (British Canoe Union), C.P.R. and Wilderness
First Aid. As well, your guides are experienced
outdoors people who will help identify and interpret
the flora, fauna and geology around you.
- Tansportation, Permits: Back-country
permits, and transportation from Voyageurs' Lodge are
- Meals Meals are provided with the
exception of breakfast on the first day of
the tour. Please notify us of dietary