Cast and Blast Suggested Packing List

Equipment & Personal Items:

  • Water Bottle: Heavy Duty, 1 liter capacity with carabiner to hook to boat
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Plastic bags: 1 large trash bag and assorted zip locks
  • Sunglasses (preferably polarized) with securing strap and a spare
  • Small, quick drying towel
  • Toiletries, including biodegradable soap
  • Sunscreen & lip protection (waterproof & 30 SPF or higher)
  • Moisturizing lotion or cream
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Spare pair of prescription eye glasses or contacts
  • Cash for gratuities for your guides(10%-15% of trip cost is normal depending on how well you think they did)
  • Shotgun with waterproof case
  • Ammunition (#6 shot recommended, 1 box per day)
  • Hunting Vest


  • Sturdy hiking/hunting boots
  • Comfortable camp shoes/sandals


  • Long sleeve shirt: lightweight and light color for sun protection (early season)
  • Long pants for hiking
  • Comfortable jacket/layers for hiking
  • Shade hat or visor with securing strap and a spare
  • Rain jacket and pants: waterproof (not water resistant. A hooded jacket with secure closures is recommended)
  • Underwear: quick drying
  • Quick dry t-shirts/tops: 1-2 pair
  • Long underwear
  • Camp clothes: comfortable and appropriate for season.
  • Warm hat (late season)
  • Warm gloves (late season)

Optional Items:

  • Sleeping bag: you may bring your own, but we will also pack one for you.
  • Day pack or hydration pack
  • Bathing wipes: pre-moistened disposable towels
  • Ear plugs (for sleeping)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and accessories
  • Splash jacket and pants
  • Sketchbook, notebook & pen, paperback book
  • Waders
  • Personal Fishing Gear
  • Hand warmers (late season)

If you bring a dog:

  • Dog food
  • Hemostats/pliers (for removing cactus spines)
  • Dog first aid kit
  • Dog PFD
  • Extra towel for dog (optional)