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Required and Recommended Equipment Checklist

Required and Recommended Equipment Checklist


In addition to your boating/camping equipment, groceries, and personal effects: 

  • Required Firepan.  
        firepans can be rented from area outfitters; oil change pans purchased from auto parts store are also adequate. Firepan 
        should be large enough to completely contain your wood and fire. Remember to pack out the fire ash.
  •  “Groover” or other human waste containment system required (these can be rented from area outfitters; WagBags can be purchased at many sporting goods stores including Grand Junction.
  • Water: minimum of 1 gallon per person per day
  • Camp stove or propane gas stove with an on/off dial
  • Firewood, no firewood collection in river corridor
  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs or “life vests”)(required by Colorado State Law)
  • If planning a spring trip, current streamflow data cfs available online at:
        http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv/?site_no=09163500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060) 
  •  Spare oar/paddle and repair kit (if applicable)(recommended)
  •  First Aid Kid (recommended)
  •  Sunscreen, hats, and clothing for changing weather conditions (recommended)
  • No Fireworks