What to Bring for Swamp Trompin’ Camping FunSleeping Gear: *Although it is the dry season here in south Florida, it is always good to be prepared for rain. Winds are usually low to minimum in the winter. -tent with stakes and rainfly or tarp (if just using a tarp mosquito netting is highly advised) -sleeping pad -sleeping bag (it most likely won’t get below freezing, a higher temp/lighter sleeping bag is better) Clothing Gear: -light spring/summer clothes (for you northerners) such as shorts and t-shirts -light jackets and pants for the evenings and hikes for leg protection -sneakers or sandals (footwear that you can easily take off. Sneakers do better in muck/swamp than sandals or boots) -light socks -rain jacket/ rain pants -swimsuit Provisions: -We will be providing three meals a day starting from the first day on wed Feb 19. With that, keep in mind that you might want snacks for in between meals -bug spray/repellant -flashlight/headlamp -suntan lotion -persynal first aid kit If you will be climbing: -Boots or shoes with hard soles are ideal, especially for beginners. -comfortable clothes with little to no dangly items -leave jewelry behind -something to tie long hair back and keep eye-glasses secure Items to make your trip more exciting: Binoculars for wildlife viewing. (Click here for a link to birds in the area) canew or kayak What not to bring: drugs, exotic snakes you are hoping to let loose in the swamp (seriously, there are like 40,000 pythons out in the Everglades), domesticated animals that will impact the local wildlife (meaning don’t bring your dog unless they’ve fought gators), oppressive behavior, cheese in a can, Whatever you bring in is going out with you so plan and pack well.