What to bring?

Shorts & T-shirts (for temps near 90 F)
Long pants/shirts & jacket (for temps near 40 F)
Warm hat and gloves
Sun hat and sunglasses
Rain gear (separate pants, coat & hat are best)
Swim suit
Good hiking boots and spare shoes
Good socks (& lots of them)

Personal Items
Bug repellant
Band aids
Medicines for your personal health problems

Mini Survival kit
Water-proof matches
Pocket knife

Camping items
Tent (optional)
Tarp (optional)
Sleeping bag (rated to 20 F recommended)
Sleeping pad or air mattress
Flashlight (preferably two, & extra batteries)
Fanny pack/ day pack
Cup/ Dish/ Bowl/ Utensils
Water bottles
Collapsible stool/chair

Fishing stuff (optional)
Entertainment (cards, books, puzzles, walkman)
Lap-top computer or palm-pilot (optional)
Paper & pencils for personal/research notes
Text book
$$ for souvenirs, gifts, junk-food

What not to bring !

Firearms & other weapons


Alcoholic beverages or illegal pharmaceuticals

[NOTE: No tobacco products may be used in the university vehicles, and due to fire hazards, outdoor smoking is carefully controlled: bring "patches" if you must.]

How to pack:

Space in the vehicles will be limited. 

Bring your pillow and a small backpack or bag to keep at your van seat with items you will want while driving.  Include a sweatshirt or light jacket, rain clothes, camera, binoculars, wallet, books, cards, games, etc.

Sleeping bags and tents may fit under your seat. 

Put everything else in a large backpack, suitcase, duffle bag, or sturdy plastic storage bin (preferable if you have breakable items in it).  There will only be room for one of these per person; they will be stacked in the trailer, and will not be accessible while driving.  There should be some limited space for a collapsible chair or other camping equipment.