Personal Equipment to bring on our lowland forest and rafting expeditions

This list is designed to meet all you needs, and ensure that you are not overburdened with gear that you will are unlikely to use.  We strongly advise clients not to bring more than 25 lbs. or 12kg of personal items because sometimes you will have to carry these in your back pack. Think carefully before including items that are not in the list below:
 
  1. Essential medicines ( e.g. ventilator for asthmatics and adrenaline (EpiPen) in the case of known anaphylactic shock allergic reactions)
  2. Sleeping pad (if you use a Thermarest or other inflatable pad, remember to bring a repair kit for it)
  3. Sleeping bag liner or one made of a sheet
  4. Light hiking boots (rubber boots preferable)
  5. Teva type amphibious sandals for rafting and walking on rocks, tennis shoes also work.
  6. Ponchos/breathable raingear
  7. Sun glasses, recommended with restraining strap (e.g. Chums or similar)
  8. Sun hat or baseball cap
  9. Light fast drying clothing i.e. synthetic long pants (lycra works well), long-sleeve and T-shirts, shorts, socks and bathing suits.
  10. Insect repellent and sun-block
  11. Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs
  12. Personal snacks
  13. Prophylactic medicines against malaria
  14. Water bottle, at least 1 litre capacity
  15. Camera (water resistant type recommended) and sufficient film
  16. Binoculars
  17. Medium sized back pack to carry personal items
  18. Small dry bag, or bin liner to ensure clothes stay dry in back pack
  19. Life and accident insurance

On all La Moskitia Ecoaventuras expeditions, a back-country first aid kit is carried.