Gear: Safety and Navigation
Personal Flotation Device
Personal Locator Beacon
Maps & Compass
Global Positioning System
We decided on (and are thrilled with!) three Astral BlueJackets! Kendra is blue, Claire is red and Rylea is green!
These PFDs are fantastic for us as women - lots of chest space and extremely adjustable, not to mention massive pocket space!
A question we're often asked is whether or not we'll bring a gun with us. Currently our plan is to bring bear bangers only. The thinking is that since none of us are skilled enough with a gun to be confident enough with a gun to expect to be able to kill a bear that came at us, it would be better not to fire one at all.
Our starting point is an Adventure Medical Backcountry kit. We have so far added a QuikClot sponge, Ibuprofen and allergy meds. More to come I'm sure!