Printable Packing List

  • Warm jacket or wool sweater
  • Fleece shirt and or jacket
  • Long pants- light, fast drying for wear on the river. Avoid cotton*
  • Poly pro or other quick drying synthetic underwear (top and bottom) oh ya, no cotton
  • Wetsuit booties or neoprene/wool socks and sandals.  Available at most sport or diving stores. Wetsuit booties are -great for May, June and Sept trips. July and August river shoes and sandals are great.
  • Two piece rain suit!!! Ponchos don’t work on the river .  The weather in Idaho in the summer is very nice, but we are in the mountains and it’s best to be prepared.  Look for rain suits that have some type of closure on the wrist and ankles. These will come in handy especially on the paddle boats and high water trips.
  • Shorts-no cotton
  • Shirts-at least a couple long sleeved-you guessed it, no cotton
  • Swimsuit-2 piece i.e sports bra and nylon shorts work best for women.
  • Hat with tie string and or bandanna
  • Gloves if hands are tender or subject to sunburn
  • Biodegradable soap and shampoo
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Flashlight
  • Fanny  pack
  • Water bottle-nalgene or something similar
  • Medication if needed (cool storage is available). Please notify AWA
  • Extra pair of glasses or contacts
  • 2 pair of sunglasses and safety strap
  • Insect repellent(Irritating insects, especially mosquitoes are rare on the Main Salmon but a small can or repellent is always a good idea.)  There are bees and yellow jackets.
  • Chap stick with sun block
  • Sun screen-waterproof
  • Hand lotion
  • Shaving kit
  • Feminine hygiene supplies
  • Small package of Kleenex
  • Travel pillow
  • Camera gear
  • Waterproof disposable
  • Waterproof point and shoot
  • Waterproof case hard or soft case
  • Extra sd cards and batteries
  • Cash: For gratuities, souvenirs and snacks at some stops during and after trip.
  • EPI-PEN IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO BEE OR YELLOW JACKET STINGS
  • Heavy duty plastic garbage bags for wet and or dirty clothes.  There is no smell like week old “river marinade”( Heavy garbage bags also work as an emergency rain cover( paired with the suggested fanny pack you’ll look very fashionable) SOFT GYM BAG OR DUFFLE BAG, this bag will go inside your waterproof bag(33″ high x 16″ round) provided by AWA (your freshly laundered sleeping bag will be inside the dry bag.)