Bring belongings in stout canvas or nylon duffels; side zipper recommended, ideal size approximately 14" x 32". It is a good idea to use a large plastic bag INSIDE of the duffle to protect contents from external moisture.
Sleeping bags can be in separate duffels --again, line the inside of the duffle against rain.
Place all cosmetics, soaps, medications, etc into small plastic containers with close-fitting caps, THEN into sturdy resealable plastic storage bags. If anything breaks or bursts from altitude changes, the plastic bag contains the spill.
When possible, it is a good idea to transfer alcoholic beverages to sturdy plastic bottles with well fitting caps - it will save weight and protect against breakage.
Check in fishing worms and bottle goods separately; don't put in duffel. Place fishing rods in metal or plastic cases.
You will be given a small saddle bag that goes on your saddle horn to carry your lunch and a few personal items. (Weight limit 3 lbs - including lunch).
Remember - try to minimize the weight of your dunnage by packaging only the amount of any item you will need (like soaps, lotions and medications).
Sleeping bag with a comfort range of 20 to 60 degrees and a moisture proof ground cloth.
Air mattress or small 1/4"-1/2" foam hip pad recommended - your night's rest will affect your next days enjoyment. Bring the best sleeping pad you can manage.
Broad-brimmed hat is essential for protection from sun at high altitude. It must have strings to keep from blowing off.
Sunglasses (RX glasses) - high altitude sun is BRIGHT!
Coffee mug (plastic for camp)
Pint water bottle for your horn bag
Pocket knife or small multi-tool
Flashlight and extra batteries
Camera and film (sturdy strap)-- if using digital - don't forget an extra battery and card
Rain jackets and pants or slicker (rolled up you can tie them to the back of your saddle)
Hat protector (to keep your hat dry)
Light jacket (windbreaker)
Wool or fleece pullover/sweater (layers will keep you comfortable)
Woolen cap (evenings can be cold)
Gloves (recommend gloves for riding, may want warm gloves for evenings)
Shoes for camp (moccasins, athletic shoes, etc)
Shirts and pants (long sleeved shirts offer sun, bug and branch protection)
Bath towel/wash cloth/soap (try a multi-use bar or liquid for use on hair, body and laundry. Biodegradable choices are available.)
Insect repellent such as Cutters
Comb/brush clips/pins/ponytail holders
Shaving kit (a small mirror is helpful)
Sun Screen (lotion, cream or stick)- use liberally for sunburn and chapping prevention.
Chapstick with sun protection SPF 15 or better
Moisturizer (cream or lotion - altitude and sun can be dry and chap skin)
Prescription medicine (if required - if you have any allergies, remember to bring appropriate medication)
Band-aids, aspirin, ibuprofen, eye drops, moleskin for any blisters
Baby powder/Talcum powder (helps to relieve any raw or irritated areas from boots, clothes or saddles)
Jogging suit (sweats are comfortable for after-swim and campfire lounging)
Small notepad and pencil
Collapsible plastic wash basin (optional)
Solar shower (optional)
Water filtering pump (optional)
Liquor (be sure to check in with the packers to see that your liquor is packed safely)