MISSION Adventure Race

MISSION 18-hour AR GEAR LIST (MANDATORY)
For MISSION Lite Gear List see MISSION Lite Info page

CARRIED BY EACH PERSON AT ALL TIMES:

  • Backpack
  • Chem Light (glow stick) with zip tie to attach to canoe when dark.
  • Emergency Space Blanket
  • Food and Water
  • Hydration Bladder or Bottles (minimum 70 oz capacity)
  • Headlamp or Flashlight (w/extra batteries)
  • Whistle

 

CARRIED BY ONE TEAM MEMBER AT ALL TIMES:

  • Compass
  • Duct Tape (minimum 5')
  • First Aid/ Safety Kit: Bandages, antibiotic ointment, electrolyte tablets
  • Knife (minimum 3" blade)
  • Lighter or Waterproof Matches
  • Pencil, Marker, and Crayon
  • Plotting Tool for UTM Coordinates on 1:25,000 (Example)
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof Map Case
  • Water purifier (Iodine Tablets or Filter)

 

WHILE CYCLING (EACH TEAM MEMBER)

  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Front Light mounted on bike (w/ extra batteries)
  • Rear Red Flashing Light (w/ extra batteries)
  • Inner Tube

 

WHILE CYCLING (ONE PER TEAM)

  • Tire Repair Kit: patches, tire levers, and pump
  • Tools: 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm Hex Wrenches; Pedal Wrench (hex wrench OK if it can remove your pedal); Small Philips & Straight Screwdrivers

 

WHILE CLIMBING / ROPES

There will be no ropes events requiring gear for 2017. There may be ropes events in which we provide needed gear, and there will be other interesting challenges.

You will not be told when or where ropes events are - therefore you should be prepared to carry ropes gear at all times:

  • ATC (decending device)
  • Carabiners (3) - one must be locking
  • Climbing Harness
  • Cordelette: 8' of 5-8mm cordelette (static rope, tied into a loop for prussic knot safety purposes)
  • Gloves (full finger, leather work gloves recommended)
  • Helmet (bike helmet OK)
  • Sewn Runner 2-3' length, OR daisy chain, OR 1" webbing tied into loop (8' of webbing)

NOTE: Minimum requirement is one set of these items per team. By carrying one set per person, your team will move through ropes sections much faster. If your team is sharing any ropes gear, you must also carry 200' of any type rope 3mm (1/8") or larger.

WHEN PADDLING

  • Paddles (canoe or kayak paddles OK) – we will have plenty of canoe paddles (one blade) if you do not have your own.
  • PFD (lifejacket) – we will have plenty of PFD’s if you do not have your own.

Boat will be provided

TECHNOLOGY

GPS features NOT ALLOWED: any GPS capable device that can display a map, coordinates, speed, or distance. This includes smartphones with GPS ability.

GPS features ALLOWED: GPS trackers that measure distance, speed, altitude, tracking for later review.

Phones may be used for emergency calls or photo taking ONLY. Smartphones must be turned OFF except for emergency use. No use of navigation, social media, internet, calls for advice, etc. during the race.

Altimeters are allowed.

Bicycle computer / speedometers are allowed.

SUGGESTED ITEMS (NOT MANDATORY)

  • Long pants and/or gaiters (briar protection)
  • Extra socks
  • Additional first aid items
  • Cell phone
  • Insect Repellent
  • Trash bags
  • Waterproof bags (dry bags, plastic zip sandwich bags, etc)
  • Bike lock (theft risk is low, but you may decide to drop your bike in unattended locations)