Sorry, I can’t help you. We did the Inside Passage cruise. Camping in Alaska sounds amazing! Good luck!
When we went in, our choice of outfitter, for over five years was R.E.I. in Seattle.
Of course, I hesitate to endorse just one company. I would recommend you shop around and see for yourself. You can buy a lot that is used, and not as expensive.
Sometimes you even luck out and get some things people bought on impulse and never really had the time to use. R.E.I. even has a bulletin board where you can find used items for sale. R.E.I doesn’t seem to mind; they even promote it, because if someone sells an item they don’t need, they can buy a newer, better, or bigger item.
One more piece of advice. Get the large size pepper spray, the bear containers for your edibles and anything sugary or sweet like perfume or cologne. And don’t keep food in or near your tent. Don’t even eat in or near your tent.
Learn everything you can about safety and wildlife, including bears, mountain lions, moose, and cold weather injuries. Think safety always, and know your limitations.
We walked and camped in wilderness in Katmai, near Denali, on the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers. I also walked and camped along the Canadian-Alaskan Highway, all the way to Fairbanks. And once in Homer too.
I am glad you’re taking this trip. Enjoy and be safe. Bon voyage.
Thanks for the info. I’m heading to REI today so I’ll do some research!
Camping is an outstanding way to explore Alaska. You can’t beat it.
Check out Alaska Outdoors www.travelalaskaoutdoors.com for camping trips in Alaska.
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Haven’t gone that route, but a good resource for outdoor rec:
Good luck. Bring back photos to share here!
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