Having the right gear is essential for any wilderness trip. With much thought and preparation, the following list of survival tools have been selected to accompany us on our Yukon River trip.

Most of these items can be purchased directly from this website, excluding firearms. If we cannot supply these items to you, there is a link to available vendors.

More products will be added to this list as the organization of our trip progresses!


This lightweight, battery-powered radio is the ideal choice for the world traveller. Though this radio is small, its sound is mighty. You get AM and FM reception, plus access to seven Shortwave bands, so you can keep up-to-date wherever your travels take you. The LCD display, clock, and built-in alarm mean you will be on time, no matter what time zone you are in.

The most useful navigation tool on the trip! Neither deep foliage nor steep canyons will faze the rugged Garmin eTrex Vista HCx navigator. Equipped with a high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, the unit locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover.

It is nice to know exactly how far you go each day on the river!

Let your loved ones know where you are...it is the least you can do! The Spot 2 satellite GPS messenger search and rescue beacon allows peace of mind in the direst of situations.

With the touch of a button, you will be rescued!

Excellent reception!

Monitors U.S. Emergency All Hazards, and Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) weather bulletins, warnings, & forecastsReceives all National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) reports, which provides all available emergency advisories on tornadoes.