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*Note: What you are wearing when you arrive on day one of this adventure is included in this list. In other words, if you are wearing wool socks and the list calls for three pairs of wool socks, you only need to have two more in your backpack!

*Note: This list assumes you are packing for the 3 day immersion program in spring, summer, or fall. For 5 day programs pack 2 more pairs of underwear and socks, that’s all!


Clothing List (Per Person): 

  • Rain coat and rain pants

  • Sneakers or good walking shoes for woods rambling and mountain climbing.

  • Rubber boots (for dewy mornings and rainy days)  Bare feet also welcome!

  • 3 pairs wool or synthetic socks,  2 pairs cotton socks

  • 2 pairs of shorts

  • 1 pair of pants

  • 2-3 T-shirts

  • 3 pairs underwear 

  • 1 sweater for warmth

  • Long underwear top

  • Long underwear bottom

  • Swim suit

  • Wool hat

  • Sun hat

  • Long-sleeved, very light-weight cotton shirt and very light-weight cotton pants for bug/sun protection

  • Work gloves


Bedding/Bathing (Per Person):

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Towel, optional


Equipment (Per Person):

  • Headlight with new batteries

  • Personal hygiene supplies

  • Water bottle

  • Notebook/ pen

What Not to Bring!

  • Drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. Maine Local Living School is a substance-free learning space.

  • Electronics: We have no cell/internet reception. Please enjoy a social-media free moment in life!

  • Phones: We will have a designated photographer from your group so camera phones won’t be needed.

*Note: Please bring everything on this list; we want you to be comfortable!

*Note: Please don’t bring more than what is on this list; we want you to feel the freedom of having only what you need!

Packing List

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