Packing List

Below, you’ll find a list of the essentials to bring on your Fall Line South adventure. We’ll continually update this list, and all students accepted to a Fall Line South course will receive a detailed, course-specific packing list as part of their enrollment packet.


Packing light for a creek hike.

Sleeping bag

Water bottle


Bug repellent


Comfortable, broken-in hiking shoes/boots

Rain gear



Dry Bag

Comfortable clothing for hiking, sleeping outside, and paddling

Necessary course materials: notebook, drawing pad, etc.

Personal Flotation Device (unless renting from Fall Line South)

Footwear for the River (shoes that can get wet but won’t fall off)



Sleeping pad

Tent (we will provide some and students will share while on the river)

Bug net for your head

Long sleeves and long pants (lightweight)—to keep bugs away

Snacks and any other particular food you know you’ll want

What NOT to bring:

Computers and any other electronic devices

Things you don’t want to get dirty or lose in the river!

A Note About Food…

Fall Line South provides healthy, simple vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that can be easily prepared (by the students) while in a low-maintenance camping setting (i.e., with a couple of propane cook stoves and basic camp cooking equipment). A typical day might look like this:

  • Breakfast: oatmeal/granola with nuts and dried fruit; hard-boiled eggs
  • Lunch: bagels and peanut butter or cheese; apples
  • Dinner: beans and rice or pasta main dish; veggies

Unfortunately, we are not equipped to meet any special dietary requests (with the exception of students with documented food allergies). With this in mind, we encourage students –if they wish to — to bring their own supplemental snacks and any other special nutritional needs that they can easily pack, store, and manage during the course. Because we will have very active, full days, students will need to eat at every meal. Energy bars, granola bars, and trail mixes with nuts and dried fruit are great examples of easy-to-pack snacks for the trail or tent!