Gear List


2017 USARA ADVENTURE RACE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR LIST

FULL TIME MANDATORY TEAM GEAR

(Each team must have the following)

  • Cell phone in a water proof or zip lock baggie
  • Pen (suggest Nite-Ize Inka water & freeze proof pen)
  • 1 Lighter or water proof matches
  • 7 Twelve Hour Chemical lights (minimum of 4” length)
  • 7 Zip ties (minimum of 8” length)
  • Survival Mirror
  • Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight .7
  • Or build first aid kit containing the following contents:
  • (8) 2x2 or 3x3 sterile dressing, (2) 3x4 non adherent sterile dressing, (1) conforming gauze bandage, (4) 1x3 adhesive bandage, (3) knuckle adhesive bandage, (1) tape ½"x 10 yards, (1) swift wrap elastic bandage, (8) 200mg. Ibuprofen, (2) antihistamine (Diphenhydramine), (2) afterbite sting relief, (1) moleskin, (5) towelettes, (3) antibiotic ointment, (1) tincture of benzoin, (3) butterfly closure bandage, (2) pair nitrile gloves, (1) tweezer, (3) safety pins, (1) duct tape (2) alosak.

*Epi pens are recommended for individuals with an epi pen prescription

FULL TIME MANDATORY PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

(Each team member must have the following)

  • Whistle
  • Headlamp
  • Race organization provided number to be worn and visible over other clothing
  • Space Blanket
  • Waterproof jacket (sealed or taped seams)
    *ultra light, water resistant 3 oz. jackets will NOT satisfy this requirement

MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL BIKING EQUIPMENT

(Each team member must have the following on all biking sections)

  • Mountain Bikes Only (No Cyclocross)
  • Front lighting system - must be mounted on handlebars.(Teams may wear headlamps but they must also have a light mounted to the handlebars)
  • Flashing red tail light mounted on bike (not on pack)
  • CPSC Certified Bike helmet

MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL PADDLING EQUIPMENT

  • Race management will provide Canoes, single blade paddles & PFD's. You may bring your own paddles (both single blade or double blade are acceptable) and your own PFD's- Type III or higher, non-inflatable. The Canoes provided by race management have 3 seats. If you bring your own paddles or PFD's you will be required to provide a bag that is marked with your team name for all of your paddle gear. You may only place paddle gear in marked bag - No food or extra clothes.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR DO NOT UNDERSTAND ANY OF THE REQUIRED GEAR ON THE LIST PLEASE CONTACT THE USARA.

PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT

  • GPS
  • Fire arms
  • Maps other than those provided by the race organization
  • Communication devices other than sealed cellular phone
  • Motorized means of transport
  • Night Vision

RECOMMENDED OTHER GEAR

  • Means of carrying at least 50oz liquid
  • Water purifier or water purification tablets for entire team
    (teams should be prepared to acquire water from wild sources such as creeks)
  • Waterproof map case - (maps and instructions may become unusable or damaged from water if not protected)
  • Strobe
  • 2 Compasses
  • 1 UTM Ruler
  • Food for entire race (18-30 hours) including electrolyte replacement
  • Insulating Layer Top & Bottom (poly pro,wool, fleece, etc)
  • Money
  • Knife With Locking Blade
  • Long Pants
  • Bike Gloves
  • Synthetic Hat
  • Dry Bag / Trash Bag
  • Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Sun Glasses
  • Bike odometer/speedometer (more than 1 per team suggested)
  • Bike Pump or CO2
  • Chain Tool / Bike Repair Kit
  • Spare Bike Tubes
  • Bike Patch kit
  • And of course Duct Tape

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