Time to pack

We will provide large (3.8 cubic feet > see banner picture above) drybags for you to use for your gear. We recommend that you bring a waterproof daypack (see below) to keep often-needed items (like camera, notebook, water bottles and snacks) nearby.

Pack for summer and winter weather

Please note: you can leave your suitcases or dufflebags, or whatever luggage you have + belongings not needed for the triver trip, for safe storage with our shuttle, and we will return it to you when we make landfall in Clarksdale after 6 days on the river.

You will experience a mix of temperatures. Nightimes and mornings can be below 10 degrees C, daytimes above 30 degrees. Here is a suggested list of what to bring - prepare for all eventualities.

  • Smaller pack divider drybags to ensure that all gear is double-dry-bagged

  • Shorts, t-shirts, casual trousers

  • Long sleeve shirt for sun protection

  • At least two warm layers

  • Swim wear

  • Sandals/Tennis/water shoes

  • Warm socks, hat, gloves

  • Wetsuit Boots

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, wide brimmed hat

  • Personal medication

  • Towel

  • Head lamp

  • Toiletries (toothpaste, lotion, contact lens solution, etc. the less plastic the better!)

  • Toilet paper

  • Notebook

  • Camera

  • 2 x wide mouth reusable water bottle and/or Thermos (why not get a SayYesMore bottle? :))

  • Day bag - we can get a 10% from Aquapac

    What we provide

  • One backpack style drybag (either 3.2 or 2.2 c/f) for each participant

  • 3 big meals a day cooked over the open fire on the edge of the river

  • Cookware and eating utensils

  • Camp tables and camp chairs

  • Emergency equipment

  • Full first aid kit

  • Individual PFD (personal flotation device)

  • EXTRA: Sleeping bag, sleep mat and tent (if you don't have or would rather not carry to and fro the river, these can be provided for £50 extra [Sleeping bag and sleeping bag can be provided for £25. Tent for £25])