To finish this topic, I want to share details about our group gear:

Guides will also have a satellite messenger and/or satellite phone, and one or two group tarps if we’re expecting extensive rain.

Your gear list template contained line items for these kits, but you can generally leave them at home this time around. I kept the rows in there because I hope that you’ll use the template on future trips, and I don’t want you to forget these categories.

The kits will be carried by the guides. You should adjust your own kits to avoid overlap, though in some cases it makes sense to have your own supply, e.g. a small stash of ibuprofen and chafing balm, your own knife to cut salami and cheese for lunch, etc.

With most groups we will have a discussion about these kits in the field.