Trip Preparation Info
|Everything you need to know to get ready for your Alaskan Adventure.|
Your responsibilities for your health and well being on your Alaskan adventure
Your Guide has a lot to do and think about in the field to manage the safety and comfort of the entire group. Since you’re an adult, there are certain things that are going to be your responsibility on the trip:
You are responsible for your own prescription and over-the-counter medications. Have enough, have them with you. If they’re really critical, have a back up plan. Keep them in your carry-on luggage. Please list all medications on your Health Form that you return to us.
A backcountry adventure in Alaska is not the time to change your prescription or go off your usual medications.
Let us know about any allergies. You may be exposed to all sorts of things that your body is not accustomed to. If there’s a problem, your Guide will be trying to figure out what’s going on. Some food allergies can be accommodated, others cannot. See further details below.
An anaphylactic reaction in the backcountry could result in serious breathing difficulty or death. If you’re anaphylactic to something you may already know it, and so you are the best person to manage this issue. You have several important responsibilities:
If you have an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts you cannot join our trip.
On this trip you may be more active than usual, or exposed to new experiences, stress, or other triggers for asthma. Even if you have not had an asthma attack recently, bring an inhaler and any other medications that your doctor recommends. Asthma can be very serious in the backcountry.
If you’re very sensitive to bug bites, come prepared. We don’t like using a lot of bug spray or other repellents because if it’s strong enough to actually work, then we don’t want it on our skin day after day. But if you have a big reaction feel free to bring something along. We provide head nets though they are seldom needed.
Some people are more sensitive than others. Keep that in mind and bring some sunscreen.
Urinary Tract Infections:
This is a big subject, and seems to be growing every year. We have an entire page on this topic at Food.
Get on It!
Just after registering for the trip: Book your Flight and Anchorage accommodation. You know you're going, and it's not going to get any easier or cheaper.
3 Months before Trip Starts:
Complete your Health Form.
4-6 weeks before Trip Starts:
If you want to get in a little better shape for your trip, start now.
Most people find that as their departure date gets closer, they get busier and busier and exercise slips down the priority list.
Even just walking more and taking the stairs will help.
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