What to bring

The bush pilot brings guests directly to the lodge, landing on Tuzcha Lake

Here is a list of suggested items to bring on your winter trip (Nov.-Feb.), which is reduced in fall and spring. You will also have the opportunity to shop for missing items in Williams Lake. Furthermore, please think of personal items such as medicine, toothpaste, shampoo, sunscreen, lip balm, paper tissues, etc. as well as plenty of spare batteries for your camera!

Please avoid fragrances and perfumed articles for the trapper’s course!

  • 2 pairs of jeans/outdoor pants
  • 1 insulated hooded jacket (up to -40 degrees)
  • 1 sleeveless vest (down filled or sheepskin)
  • 1 turtleneck sweater
  • 4 T-shirts
  • 6 pairs of underwear
  • 5 pairs of winter thermal socks
  • 2 heavy duty shirts (outdoor work shirts)
  • 3 pairs of long underwear
  • 1 pair of house shoes
  • 1 pair of silk or wool gloves
  • 1 pair of sheepskin mitts to fit over gloves
  • 1 pair of leather working gloves
  • 1 pair of sleeping pants
  • 1 track or lounge suit
  • 1 wool toque
  • 1 face mask
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 baseball cap
  • 1 sheepskin hat or “tshapka” with earmuffs
  • 1 leather belt (to carry equipment)
  • 1 pair of insulated rubber boots (October + April)
  • 1 pair of hiking boots
  • 1 sleeping bag (up to -40 degrees)
  • 1 pair of sunglasses + ski goggles
  • 1 flashlight and spare batteries
  • 1 weatherproof lighter
  • 1 pocket knife (8-10 cm blade) or “Leatherman” tool
  • 2 large seabags
  • 1 backpack
  • 1 alarm clock
Such a successful beaver catch gives a trapper high quality meat, grease for leather clothing, fur for clothing, tail leather for shoes, castor for the perfume industry, bones for tools, and the rest is healthy dogfood..

This list is neither all-encompassing, nor a rigid “must”, but rather a guideline based on our longtime experience. Also, depending on the time of the year, gear requirements will vary. Please check with us before your departure and we shall make appropriate recommendations.