What Clothing to bring on a TAASC Adventure Trip
Our courses are characterized by unpredictable weather. Having the proper clothing is crucial. You can find these items at stores like REI, Diamond Brand, Target, TJ Max and online at www.campmore.com
It is important that all your clothing be comfortable, quick-drying and warm. Fabrics such as polyester, polypropylene, fleece, acrylic, rayon and wool are recommended as they retain much of their warm qualities when wet.
Down, denim, and cotton are useless as insulators once they get wet. Please do not bring cotton unless specified.
Our clothing list reflects the layering principle. Several layers of light clothing keep you warm and can be adjusted to changes in both weather and activity. For example, wearing a polypropylene undershirt, a fleece jacket and a wind shell/raincoat allows you to adapt to changing conditions
The lists below are designed for our 5-day summer trips. For our regular weekend trips just leave off some of the extra underwear, socks etc.
1 Rain coat
1 fleece or wool hat (a warm hat)
1 pair hiking type shoes/boots
1 sun hat (baseball cap, visor, etc.)
1 medium- weight synthetic/wool underwear top
1 medium-weight synthetic/wool underwear bottom
1 set of clothes for sleeping. These can be cotton. (Optional)
1 synthetic fleece jacket or synthetic/wool sweater
2 pair synthetic quick-drying shorts
1 pair unlined nylon or other synthetic material long pant
2 to 3 pair underwear
2 sports/jog bras
2-3 pair synthetic/wool socks
2 pair sock liner (optional)
If it’s a paddling trip then add:
1 pair of old sneakers or water shoes with hard bottoms. No flip flops
1 Bathing suit
Camp towel (non cotton)
Optional personal items
1 tube of SPF lip balm
1 small tube of sunscreen SPF 30+
1 comb or brush
1 old flat sheet (to cover up from bugs on hot nights)
1 Crazy Creek
1 pair sunglasses
For girls and young women
A dramatic change in activities can cause irregular menstrual periods. Please be prepared for this possibility by bringing plenty of tampons, sanitary napkins or panty liners, as well as zip lock bags for necessary disposal.
If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses, we recommend that you bring glasses with a holding band rather than contact lenses If you do choose to wear contact lenses, bring a back-up pair of contacts and glasses.
Please do not bring any non-prescription medications, such as aspirin. TAASC carries an extensive medical kit containing these items.
Students requiring prescription medication should bring double supplies in the event of loss or damage to a medication container.