Mexico Gear Needs
Expect temperatures between 50 -80 degrees during the day. Water temperatures are 60 – 75.
- Paddle (can be put in a paddle or ski bag and checked as an extra bag. Check with your airline for their sports equipment policy)
- Drytop (you will need a dry or semi dry. Splash top will not suffice. If you have a shorty, you should bring both)
- Paddling pants or leggings (you will want your legs to be covered due to insects)
- River shoes
- Two sets of paddling under layers- top and bottom. Things do not dry quickly in Veracruz.
- Gear Bag for wet items
- Deep Canyons of Veracruz trip should bring a daypack or small bag to put items in for overnight.
- Throw rope
- Water Bottle- We will have a container of purified water in the van for refilling. You should not use tap water for drinking or brushing your teeth
- Small, quick-dry travel towel
- Fleece or waterproof jacket
- You won’t need many off river clothing items. A few changes of dry clothes should be enough
Water Proof First Aid Kit:
Items need to be inside a dry bag or “Nalgene” type water bottle.
- Duct tape
- Band aids
- Insect repellent
- Hydrocortisone or anti itch creme
- Over the counter pain relievers
- Anti- diarrheal
- Ear Drops
- Emergency blanket
- Snack bar (6-one for each day on the river)
- Not required, but recommended everyone bring a light weight sleeping bag if you have one. Mexican fleece blankets are provided but the nights can be damp and chilly and it is nice to have a high-tech blanket to use.
- On the Advanced Waterfalls trip and the Deep Canyons of Veracruz trips, we will be spending the night on the river so you should bring a sleeping bag and sleeping pad. We will provide tent.
- On the Oaxaca trip we will be camping every night, and you will need all of this plus a bivey, stow float, and a few camping utensils.