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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Their own personal floatation device, preferably a watersport-style life vest.
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  • Extra Socks
  • Boots / Sneakers
  • Extra "River" Shoes
  • Jacket / Sweatshirt
  • Rain Gear
  • Long Pants


  • Sun Glasses
  • Sun Block
  • Towels
  • Bug Spray
  • Bathroom / Shower Items
  • Aspirin / Alka Seltzer etc.


  • Sleeping Bag
  • Air Mattress / Pad
  • Waterproof Bag (AKA River Bag)
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket Knife
  • Fishing Gear &Bait
  • Cooler
  • Lighter / Matches
  • Lantern & Mantels
  • Tent
  • Ground Cover
  • Extra Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Lawn Chair


  • Drivers - Extra Keys
  • Money (Cash)
  • Special Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Camera
  • Entertainment Items

Bring On the River At Your Own Risk:
Certain items should be left at camp if at all possible:

  • Wallets
  • 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)


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