If you’re venturing into Canada to discover the beauty and majesty of Yukon territory, days of trekking and camping may be part of the trip’s itinerary. The Yukon territories are brimming with adventure, which make them an ideal place to take in the wilderness and enjoy the fresh mountain air.
You’ll find dozens of hiking and backpacking treks around the Yukon trails, and some even have relics from the Klondike Gold Rush. No matter how much backcountry experience you have, you’ll need to pack for survival as you trek through the valleys and mountains. Stock up on these survival basics to get you through Yukon territory:
Compass – make the most of your adventure and stick to the trails with a compass . This simple tool will keep you on the right track day or night and save you from losing focus on the trek.
Weather navigator – while the temperatures and climate remain fairly steady throughout the seasons in Yukon territory, you may encounter storms and inclement weather. Keep track of the weather with the Brunton Nomad V2 Pro; it features a built-in barometer and also gives direction readings when it becomes impossible to see the trail ahead of you.
Handheld lantern – you’ll need a lantern to guide the way when the sun disappears from view, and the Black Diamond Apollo Lantern will help you stay on course. Pick up some rechargeable batteries and an extra battery pack for longer trips.
Medical kit – treat those scrapes and bruises with bandages and antibacterial spray to avoid infection. You’re likely to get a few scars and bruises on your trip, so pack the Ultralight Adventure Medical Kit to manage any trauma or wounds on the trip. The kit also includes a splinter picker, antihistamine and a complete wound irrigation system – a must for those long days trekking through the forests and caves.
*Sleeping bag*s – when you’re settling in for an overnight stay in the Yukon, stay warm and toasty with an insulated sleeping bag. Temperatures can drop below freezing each night during the Fall and Winter season, so you’ll need a durable and well insulated bag to keep you warm. The Phantom sleeping bags are one of several baffle-construction bags that will let you snooze in comfort.