What Gear to Bring on Your Next TAASC Adventure Trip
If you do not have your own, TAASC provides you with most of the necessary equipment for your trip, including backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, stoves and other specialized outdoor equipment. If you have your own gear and would like to use it that is fine with us. We would want to take a look at it and make sure it is appropriate for the planned expeditions and activities.
Important gear you are required to bring.
Please not that the following items are NOT provided by TAASC. You need to bring your own.
- Please be sure what you buy is actually waterproof and not just a wind block fabric.
- It does not have to be expensive Gore-Tex brand as this is the most expensive type. Any waterproof raincoat will be fine.
- Waterproof rain pants are also an option.
- Do not buy those cheap plastic ponchos – they do not work in mountain weather and put your child at risk
- Look at REI, LLBean.com; sierratradingpost.com; campmore.com for deals.
Hiking boots / shoes
Bring light weight hikers with good tread, grip and foot support.
- They can be shoes or boots.
- They do not need to be expensive, waterproof or leather – there are great lightweight brands that are good quality.
- Look at REI; Sierratradingpost.com; campmore.com.
Set your child up for success.
- This is an important piece of gear for many reasons
- It keeps your hands free so you can cook, clean up, and set up your tent or sleeping area.
- Look at REI; Lowes/Home Depot; Sierratradingpost.com; campmore.com
Please bring TWO bottles on trips – hydration is where’s it’s at!
- Get bottles that are durable and have screw top caps so water doesn’t leak out.
- We recommend Nalgene as they are BPA free and will last forever plus the colors are fun!
- Available at most outdoor stores like REI.com
Cup, bowl and spoon
- Just a spoon – it’s a useful item and can spread things, eat soups or hummus and keeps life simple.
- A lightweight bowl
- A cup – if you plan on making hot drinks like hot chocolate or tea.
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“I learned what my limits were, how to listen to my body and to listen to my mind, and how my thoughts were influencing what I was able to do. I learned a lot about what my group members were capable of and trying to encourage them to live up to that.”
-Katie Russell, Age 21
UNC-Chapel Hill student
Alumni Eight years in TAASC