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Tatshenshini / Alsek River "Journey Through the Ice Age"

Yukon, Canada

Adventure basics

  • Binoculars
  • Camera - don't forget extra film, memory cards and batteries
  • Cash - if you like your ride, tip your guide
  • Games/playing cards
  • Hiking boots
  • Insect repellent
  • Reading materials
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle

Canoeing and rafting gear

  • 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 3 T-shirts
  • 6 strong garbage bags for waterproofing
  • Bandana
  • Bathing suit
  • Belt or suspenders
  • Bug Jacket or headnet
  • Day pack
  • Dry Bags or stuff sacks - for sleeping bag, pad, clothing and pe
  • Fishing license
  • Hiking shoes
  • Jacket - fleece, pile or wool
  • Pairs of socks - synthetic and or wool
  • Rain Gear - Good quality "water proof" jacket and pants such as
  • Shorts -1 pair quick dry fabric such as nylon
  • Soft pack or duffel for clothing and personal items
  • Spending money for native crafts
  • Undershirt and long underwear -synthetic or wool
  • Underwear
  • Warm gloves or mitts
  • Warm hat - fleece or wool

Home checklist

  • Arrange for care of pets, lawn and house plants
  • Check timed night lighting system
  • Eliminate possible fire hazards (unplug appliances, etc.)
  • Empty refrigerator
  • Have Post Office hold mail
  • Leave house key and trip itinerary with a neighbor
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Notify security company or local police of your absence
  • Set-up a timed lighting system
  • Stop deliveries
  • Store valuables in a safe place
  • Turn down thermostat
  • Turn off water heater


  • Credit Cards
  • Currency
  • Emergency information
  • Guide books and maps
  • Health documentation
  • Hotel reservations
  • Insurance
  • Passport
  • Personal Identification
  • Photocopies of documentation
  • Special event reservations (art, popular festivals, sports)
  • Transportation tickets
  • Traveler's cheques
  • Trip cancellation/medical insurance
  • Visa
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