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Trekking Gear List

This equipment list is intended to assist you when you compile your personal gear for a trekking expedition. Most items are required. Please consider each item carefully and be sure you understand the function of each piece of equipment before you substitute or delete items from this list. Keep in mind that this list has been carefully compiled by the expedition organizer. Don’t cut corners on the quality of your gear.

Outwear:
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Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar)
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Waterproof pants (lighter weight. Full length zips)
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Insulated parka
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Fleece/synthetic pants
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Fleece/synthetic jacket
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Wind jacket (optional)
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Lightweight hiking pants
Innerwear:
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T-shirt (polyester or polypropylene)
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Long sleeve shirt (capilene)
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Underwear- no cotton
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Sports bra- no cotton
Handwear:
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Mittens (waterproof)
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Liner gloves (thin wool or polypropylene)
Headwear:
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Warm hat
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Bandanas
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Sun hat
Footwear:
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Lightweight hiking boots (waterproof)
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Rubber boots (optional)
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Socks (2 pair of light wool)
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Liner socks (2 pair of liners)
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Gaiters
Eyewear:
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Sunglasses
Backpack:
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Summit/day pack
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Pack cover (Optional)
Personal Equipment:
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Small personal first aid kit
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Sun screen
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Lip protection
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Headlamp
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Stuff sacks
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Pocket knife
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Plastic bags
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Repair kit
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Headlamp (extra batteries)
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Camera (film and extra batteries)
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Trekking poles
Hydration Systems:
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Water bottle
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Water purification (Optional)
Sleeping Equipment:
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Sleeping pad
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Sleeping bag
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Compression sack for sleeping bag
Miscellaneous Equipment:
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Toiletry kit
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Baby wipes for personal hygiene
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Pee bottle: one 1 liter wide mouth water bottle
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Pee funnel for women (Optional)
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Extra tampons, etc (for women)
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Ear plugs (optional: for sleeping in huts and tents)
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Foot powder
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Insect repellent
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Hand warmers
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Small canister of pepper spray (optional, for personal protection)
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Journal (optional)
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Book and ipop (optional)
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Plane ticket and passport
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Binoculars (smaller style)
Travel Equipment:
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Pants and shorts
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Shirts
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Swim suit
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Small towel & washcloth
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Duffel bags
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Luggage locks

Dressing properly for the outdoors can make the difference between an enjoyable trip and an uncomfortable one. Clothing should give the right degree of warmth for the activity, wick perspiration and be well-ventilated. Clothes made from cotton should be avoided,since in wet conditions they absorb your body heat as they slowly dry out.

Typically, the weather conditions in Ecuador can vary from day to day and even throughout the day. Therefore the clothing that will serve you best should be versatile, such as a layering system of mid and light weight garments.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about the required gear!

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