Friday, September 10, 2010

Gear List

"There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing."
 So, here's the gear your child should have for class, especially as the days get cooler:
~ full set of backup clothes, in a plastic bag with your child's name clearly marked, this set will be stored in a large tub in my van
~ small backpack, it would be great if your child could carry their own snack, nose wipes, mini hand sanitizer if you want etc.
~ handkercheif or small pack of kleenex
~ mini hand sanitzer if you want
~ water bottle
~ small, healthy snack of fruit, veggies, trail mix, crackers, etc. Whatever will give your child energy, but not be the major envy of all other children ie treats! ;)
~ sneakers and in colder wetter weather insulated, waterproof boots such as bogs
~ comfortable, can-get-all-sorts-of-dirty clothes (cotton is NO friend of the wet)
~ cozy hat
~ cozy gloves, insulated ones for colder weather
~ full rain gear
~ long johns in wool, silk or polypro for colder weather

You know your child best so you know if he or she is likely to overheat or be freezing, but in the woods more layers is probably best!

Some resources for gear are:
Seattle Fishing Supply (rain gear)
Big 5
Mt Equipment Co-op
 * If you are interested in ordering online, we could do a group order if you'd like, just let me know what you're interested in buying!

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