Your clothes and camping gear will be transported from one camp to the next.
With the exception of your tent, it must all fit into a 24 gallon Rubbermaid ‘Action Packer’ or equivalent. Lockable hard-case storage bins (like the ‘Action Packer’) are not provided by Race Management. We require that participants bring a hard case bin that is water resistant, stackable and preferably lockable. We recommend the Rubbermaid Action Packer because it is a field-tested product that has proven reliable in many expedition events. If you have something that resembles the Action Packer, it should be fine.
The reason for requiring lockable hard-case storage bins is primarily for logistical and transportation purposes, as well as being a good theft deterrent. It will also hold up well over the expedition and protect your clothes and valuables from both insects and the elements.
You can order these bins online from a retailer and have them shipped to you. These are no longer available from Rubbermaid directly but you can purchase them from REI (see link above) or Target.
You can also consider an X-Large Dry Bag/Duffle. (Both ‘Action Packer’ or Dry Bag will be transported by race organisers from camp to camp).
We recommend that participants have a bin that is approximately 24 gallons per person. However, if you are traveling as a couple or a family you may combine gear into a larger gear bin. Should you choose to share bins please look at the 48 gallon ‘Action Packer’ but check airline restrictions.
A compass is not required.