What’s In My Pack?

WTC Kit List


  • Gregory 60L Deva back pack
  • Water filters
  • Pocket stove
  • Fuel (get in BC)
  • Bear spray (get in BC)
  • Duct tape (added to poles after the hike like what the Double As did)
  • Opinel Knife
  • Flint
  • Matches (buy in BC)
  • Lighter (buy in BC)
  • GSI Soloist Cooking set
  • Dishcloth
  • Compass (not necessary, but seemed prudent)
  • Mug
  • Spork
  • Water bottle x 1 for Gatorade
  • Water bladder
  • Hiking boots (w/ min. 100km of wear)
  • Hiking poles
  • Inflatable pillow (optional)
  • Therm-a-Rest Prolite Sleeping Pad
  • Puff blanket
  • Emergency blanket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunglass strap
  • Sun hat/ball cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm sun screen
  • Headlamp
  • Batteries
  • Weather radio/ solar charger (shipped to parents)
  • Charging pack
  • Bug spray (wasn’t required)
  • Bear ball (not loud enough to be effective)
  • Full role of TP/person
  • Trowel
  • Garbage bag
  • Rope (less than last time)
  • Gators
  • Rain poncho
  • Rain pants
  • Toque
  • 4 pair Socks
  • Underwear
  • long underwear (for sleeping)
  • Bathing suit
  • Hiking sandals (Others brought flip flops and crocs. These don’t work when fording water.)
  • Packable Towel
  • Camera
  • Guide book
  • Wet dry sacs (pink for food, blue for sleep gear, orange for clothing)
  • Dry bags
  • MEC quick dry leggings (I only wore one pair, but on rainy days a second pair might be preferred)
  • Relaxing pants (these I kept for camp, while I dried out the leggings)
  • Gloves (protection against barnacles)
  • Quick dry shorts
  • 2x Quick dry t-shirts (no such thing as quick-dry on the West Coast)
  • Moisturizer
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Eco Soap (shipped to parents)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hair elastics
  • Head band
  • Moleskin
  • Whistle
  • Cleansing wipes (burn after use)
  • Earplugs
  • A watch with an alarm (wish I had brought)

First aid kit

  • The basics
  • Liquid Advil (make sure everyone carries their preferred pain medication)
  • Tensor bandage (make sure everyone you hike with has one)
  • Bring water purification tablets for no fuss moments (learned this from D)
  • Polysporin 


WTC Food List


  • Oatmeal packs, 2 per morning.
  • Instant coffee packs


  • Ramen(didn’t stop to eat this after Day 1)


  • Dehydrated meals (shipped to parents)
  • Included extras for back-up
  • Included a brownie mix for half-way

Snack Mix

  • Dried fruit (pitted dates – 4/day)
  • Granola bars
  • Pistachios
  • Chocolate

Other Snacks

  • Baby Bells (remove plastic wrapping before hike, burn the wax)
  • Powdered Gatorade

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