both get 18 pounds for clothing and toiletries which are packed into our own Lands’
End tote bag. The coat with survival gear and the hip boots are not included in
our weight limit. This works well if we end up in a hotel we each grab our bag
and the electronic bag and we are set to go. The electronic bag is discussed under
the electronic tab. One of the surprises
of Alaska is how warm it is in the summer. When you look at our list keep that
in mind. We take the following light colored clothes for a summer trip:
- Four set of fast dry underwear. My under shirts look
like a Polo shirt with a zipper with one having long sleeves. Four sets of
- Two pair of fast dry pants. One pair should have zip off
bottoms so you have one pair of shorts. They are hard find but if the legs
have a way to tighten the bottom around the sock you will not have to use
- Three long sleeve fast shirts with lots of pockets. We
use Safari type shirts.
- One set of Keen type sandals and a pair of Gore-Tex walking
shoes which are light weight and may be ankle or a little higher.
- A water proof coat with lots of pockets but not heavy
weight. Get it big enough to have layers underneath it. We use Patagonia
fishing jackets. These have our first line of survival equipment in both
coats. (see survival gear)
- A good quick dry baseball hat.
- Two fleece shirts, one light and one medium weight.
- Bug gear discussed under bug tab.
- I take hip boots which are used all the time in landing
and tying up the plane. Passenger
should have boots that are knee high or if you are going fishing they
should have hip boots.
We each get one of these bags for clothing.
Use white or light colors, those are bugs on the black shirt.