Environmental Learning Institute 2005
Required Personnel Clothing & Equipment
(This clothing list includes what you wear on the airplane)
Hiking Boots (BC Coast is wet, rainforest, eh?)
Socks (wool or capilene blende), mid-lite weight, 3pairs
Tivas or similar sandels (something that securely stays on your foot when you're wading)
Underwear, 3 pair (for town and field; I like capiline boxers, some use cotton, but when it's wet, it's wet and cold)
Wicking long underwear: Patagonia Silk Weight Capilene, or CoolMax Silk Weight shirt tops and underwear, 1 set, in case of rain.
Pants, durable canvas (e.g. carrharts), for rambling through the brush (the forest is sticky)
Quick-drying field pants (e.g. supplex or synthetic)
Lite-weight wool long sleeve shirt or fleece sweatshirt
synthetic long sleeve shirts, 2 (you can always roll up the sleeves, good
for sun protection and nasty insects)
Fleece jacket or wool sweater
Rain System: Pants and Jacket
Swimsuit (not required for course, but on your own time, at your own risk, you may want to take a dip)
Baseball cap or other sun shade hat
Backpack (use this as your luggage case, it'll make moving around a lot
Flashlights, bring extra batteries. Bring 2; one powerful one for night hikes and one that is good for reading at night in your room (headlamp using AA batteries preferred). Recommend something like a Petzl Tika.
Sleeping Bag; rated to 45 degrees; a "three season bag".
Swiss Army Knife or Leatherman Tool
Binoculars (a must for wildlife viewing)
10X magnifying lens, like a loupe, for viewing flower, insect and minerals close-up
compass, preferably with a clinometer
Camera, we highly recommend a digital camera with sufficient extra batteries and memory.
Personal First Aid Kit, bring your own foot blister kit, e.g. moleskin
Sunglasses with retainers
Bug Repellant, they aren't real bad here
Pen, pencils (colored or not), personal journal