Recommended Gear

If you're anything like us, you get super excited to start getting everything ready and gearing up for an adventure!  We've created a recommended gear list for you to consider when packing up for our pop-up adventure.  While everything on this list isn't a necessity, the equipment on this list will most certainly make this adventure much more enjoyable.  Remember, this is late fall in Pennsylvania, layers are a must.  We could see highs in the 60's during the day, lows in the 30's at night, and everywhere and anywhere in between.  Let us know if you have any questions!  We're MORE than happy to help you out where ever possible to make sure this trip is as fun as we're envisioning it!

1. Backpack

  • While we will be hiking in and out with everything, we will also be setting up camp pretty quickly into the day to lighten our load.  That being said, you will need a pack large enough to fit everything on this recommended gear list into (food, shelter, water, clothing, etc).

2. Shelter

  • Ultra light tent or Hammock
  • Rain fly for shelter
  • Sleeping bag
  • Insulated Matress Pad

3. Insulation

  • Waterproof hiking shoes or boots. 
  • Two pairs of warm socks
  • Insulated wicking base layers
  • Hiking pants
  • Wicking long sleeved shirt
  • Insulated fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Gloves
  • Hat

4. Protection

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Map of area (we will supply)

5. Illumination

  • Headlamp
  • Small base camp lantern

6. Nutrition

  • Hiking bars
  • Lunch, Dinner, & Breakfast.  We will have access to a cooking stove and small camp fires for lunch, dinner, and breakfast (unless fire warning levels are high).  Think meals that are high in calories that don't weigh much as we'll be carrying all of our food at all times.  Some items to consider are dehydrated fruits, nuts, seeds, oatmeal, chocolate bars, tortilla shells, peanut butter, nutella, etc.

7. Hydration

  • Filled Water Bladder
  • Filled Water Bottles
  • Sports Drink Powders