The purpose of this Individual Checklist is to give Members a helpful reminder of the things they should bring (or not bring) on the Trip to make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The club provides all meals and, through the generosity of the members, most of the needed group equipment.
Individual members are specifically responsible for the following:
Their own sleeping quarters. A limited number of leanto spots are normally available when we're at Wilgus, but don't count on them. It's all tents when we're not at Wilgus.
Their own personal floatation device, preferably a watersport-style life vest.
Their own spot on the flotilla. Most canoes handle up to 3 Hogs, but two is best. We fit Hogs in as we can, but if #Hogs > #Seats...
Their own recreational consumables (beer, snacks, beer, soda, beer, etc.).
The general rule for non-essential items is... bring anything you think will be fun to have, but don't bring anything that you would be upset about if it were to be smashed to bits or sent to the bottom of the river. Mind you, Hogs don't go about wreaking havoc on everything in sight, but shit happens.
Hog River Hats & Shirts
Shorts / Bathing Suit
Boots / Sneakers
Extra "River" Shoes
Jacket / Sweatshirt
Bathroom / Shower Items
Aspirin / Alka Seltzer etc.
Air Mattress / Pad
Waterproof Bag (AKA River Bag)
Fishing Gear &Bait
Lighter / Matches
Lantern & Mantels
Drivers - Extra Keys
Bring On the River At Your Own Risk:
Certain items should be left at camp if at all possible:
Keys - If you're not driving
Anything else that you don't want WET, DIRTY, BROKEN or LOST
Certain things should not be brought at all:
Weapons of mass destruction (things that can kill more than one Hog at a time)
Assholes (the bigger than an orifice type)
Any living thing not manufacturing its own testosterone
Grossly illegal items (that are not easily concealed from the authorities)