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What to Bring for Camping

Please Note: Most trips range from 2-5 days, so pack accordingly. With the use of our trailer, you may bring a large duffel bag or suitcase that you’ll have access to each night. Be sure to provide a small daypack to carry items with you on the trails or with you in the vehicle en route to our next destination. Weather is often unpredictable. Even if the weather reports are expecting sunny skies each day, it is best to always be prepared for all conditions. Many of our trips camp at various elevations during a tour, so be prepared for possibly cooler temperatures in the evenings at higher elevations.

COVID Prevention

Our Recommendations

  • Mask (Only recommended, not mandatory)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand wipes
  • Go over CDC recommendations here


Upper Body

  • T-shirts or nylon travel shirt (best not to hike in cotton shirts, but be comfortable in the evening)
  • Long sleeve shirt, wicking material and sun protective is ideal
  • Warm top, sweater or pullover, also wicking material
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat (Just incase its cold at night)
  • Rainproof jacket (important to have!)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap, perhaps a bandana for sun protection
  • Warm hat & gloves (ideal for cold nights and early mornings)

Lower Body

  • Nylon pants and shorts.
  • Comfortable, fleece pants (optional)
  • Sturdy, slightly broken in hiking boots are ideal. Best if not too heavy, above the ankle, and waterproof.
  • Closed-toe shoe that can get wet (Recommended for Zion NP)
  • Comfortable sneakers (trainers) and or slippers for camp.
  • Hiking socks (generally wool). Avoid cotton.
  • Bathing suit (Optional – swimming options available depending on the tour)


  • Refillable water bottle or a bladder pack
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Day pack for hiking
  • Maybe an extra camp pillow? (You might want this in the car) Please note that we do provide you a pillow at night!
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, chap stick (High elevations, intense sun, and exposure can take it’s toll)
  • Toiletries & general cleanup items
  • Towel for showers
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Camera (obviously!)


  • We recommend you budget at least $15 per day that will cover miscellaneous snacks, drinks, and general spending.
  • Guide gratuity (We recommended 15-20% of trip cost)
  • Be sure to inform MountainBased about any health related issues prior to your trip. If you have any known allergies or reactions, for your safety, it is imperative that we are aware of any and all possible reactions you may be susceptible to.
  • Knee braces might help on steep terrain
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Bring any necessary medication or emergency medication (Epi-pen)

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