Student Clothing/Gear List 2018

From the start, one of the main objectives of FLOW has been to make it accessible to every 8th grade student in RSU 1.  Gathering the items listed below will assure that you are prepared to be comfortable in any conditions you may encounter while on course.  However, if there is anything you are having difficulty finding, we can help you find it or even find it for you.  Contact me, Lawrence Kovacs, with any specific needs or questions.

Student Packing List

5 pairs of socks (two should be wool or synthetic)
3 changes of underwear
1 set of long underwear tops and bottoms
2 pairs of shorts
2 pairs of pants (try to avoid jeans)
2 T-shirts
1 long sleeve shirt - wool or synthetic
1 sweater or fleece
1 windbreaker
1 warm jacket
1 winter hat
1 rain jacket and rain pants
1 pair gloves
1 pair “camp shoes” (sneakers or boots)
1 pair “wet shoes” (old sneakers you won't mind getting muddy)
1 sweatshirt/sweatpants OR extra set of long underwear to sleep in
1 brimmed hat for sun protection
1 swimsuit

1 sleeping bag*
1 flashlight or headlamp
1 1- liter waterbottle (can be a repurposed gatorade bottle)
1 small hand towel (or bandana)
1 toiletry kit including toothpaste and toothbrush
1 small backpack or book bag
insect repellent
School Materials (will be provided by teachers).

*You do not need to buy a sleeping bag for FLOW.  Bowdoin College has offered us the use of sleeping bags from their outing club.

The days will be generally comfortable, but the nights can be cool.  Below are some suggestions to help you with equipment preparation for the trip.

  • To keep your sleeping bag dry, put a heavy-duty garbage bag inside a stuff sack or pillow case.  Stuff the sleeping bag in and then squeeze out the extra air.  Twist the garbage bag to seal it.  Tuck the end of the garbage bag into the stuff sack. 
  • The importance of a sturdy waterproof raincoat and rain pants cannot be overemphasized.  Please do not bring ponchos.
  • Rugged chinos, cotton/polyester blends or synthetic pants are recommended.  Jeans are difficult to dry and rob the body of heat when they are wet.
  • Bring sunscreen with an SPF rating of 30 or more.


Here are some good places to find deals on raingear, sleeping bags, etc. --



LL Bean Outlet (Freeport)
Goodwill (Brunswick)
TJ Maxx (Brunswick)