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COE PE Class Equipment Lists

Find your class below to find what equipment you will need.  Many items are available from COE Outfitting.

PE 1626: Wilderness First Responder - Equipment List

PE 1627: Wilderness First Responder Recertification - Equipment List

PE 1630: Caving - Equipment List

PE 1651: Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing - Equipment List

PE 1652: Outdoor Basic Rock Climbing - Equipment List

PE 1653: Shawangunks Rock Climbing - Equipment List

PE 1656: Outdoor Anchor Building - Equipment List

PE 1666: Bike Touring - Equipment List

PE 1670: Adirondack Canoe Camping - Equipment List

PE 1674: Introduction to Sea Kayking - Equipment List

PE 1681: White Water Kayaking - Equipment ListPE 1683: 1,000 Islands Sea Kayaking - Equipment List

PE 1626, PE 1627 - Wilderness First Responder Equipment List

You should plan to wear or have with you clothing that will be appropriate to the season and location where you will be taking your class.  The class will be spending a significant portion of the class time out-of-doors, in both good and potentially foul weather.  Basically you want the clothing and gear you would take with you for a very long day hike in a wilderness area.Please consider bringing and wearing old clothes as you will be on the ground a lot, potentially getting muddy and possibly earning stains from moulage.  It is highly recommended that you mark all your clothing and gear with your name as in scenarios your gear will be grabbed and used by your team and possibly others.

* These items are provided by COE and are covered in the course fee.
** These items can be rented from the COE Outfitting

Required gear
  • **raincoat
  • layers of clothing (so you can take a layer off if you are hot / put one on if you are cold)
    • base/wicking (synthetic, silk, or wool--not cotton)
    • insulating
  • 1 pair warm gloves or mittens (winter class only)
  • 2-3 pairs warm socks
  • ski hat
  • **pack with ability to tie bulky items such as sleeping pads on outside (preferably 2500 cu. in. or larger)
  • at least 1 and preferably 2 water bottles (1 liter/quart or larger)
  • hiking boots or sturdy hiking shoes (open toed shoes or sandals are not allowed)
  • **headlamp (don't forget extra batteries and bulbs)
  • *whistle
  • *compass
  • notebook and pen/pencil
  • sunglasses and sunscreen
  • small pocket knife
  • **sleeping pad or crazy creek chair
Recommended gear
  • **stuff sacks
  • **rain pants
  • 2 garbage bags
  • **lighter and waterproofed matches
  • metal cup
  • 1 packet Jello® (not sugarless)
  • 20-50 ft. small diameter cord (parachute cord is fine)
  • tarp or 10' X 10' 4-6 mil plastic sheet

You are welcome to add to this list with other clothing and gear that you personally like.  However, you will not need stoves, tents, or other overnight gear.
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PE 1630: Caving Equipment List

* These items are provided by COE and are covered in the course fee.
** These items can be rented from the COE Outfitting

INSIDE THE CAVE 
  • Long underwear top

  • Long underwear bottoms
  • An insulating top layer
  • Wool sweater shirt, fleece vest
  • A sturdy protective outer layer
  • Coveralls or sturdy pants and jacket
  • Thick wool or polypropylene socks
  • Durable and Supportive Shoes
  • Hiking Boots or sturdy athletic shoes
OUTSIDE THE CAVE
  • Long underwear top
  • An insulating top layer:
  • Wool sweater or shirt, or synthetic fleece jacket
  • A winter jacket
  • A pair of long underwear bottoms
  • Insulated pants (synthetic or wool)
  • **Raincoat, shell or poncho
  • A warm hat, wool or synthetic
  • A pair of warm comfortable camp shoes
  • Extra wool or polypropylene socks
PERSONAL GEAR
  • **Closed cell foam sleeping pad  
  • **Sleeping bag/stuff sack, small stuff sacks, garbage bags or ziplocs
  • Camera, optional
  • 2-1 quart water bottles
  • 1-2 bandanas or wash cloths
  • Cup, bowl, spoon, fork
  • **Duffel bag or pack (to put it all in)
PERSONAL MAINTENANCE KIT
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene, ziploc bags to carry out
  • Contacts, solution, glasses
  • Medication (let instructors know)
OTHER ITEMS
  • Snacks (candies, nuts, etc.)
  • Money for food on the road
  • Disposable Camera?
  • Book or journal?
  • Something to share?
Group Gear
  • * Tents and Tarps
  • * Cooking gear & Food
  • * First Aid Kit
  • * Caving Equipment: headlamp, helmet, knee pads
TWO IMPORTANT NOTES ON CLOTHING

It is better to dress in many layers. Many layers provide you with more options to regulate your temperature, which can vary widely in response your activity level and changes in the weather. We strongly recommend that your insulating layers and long underwear be made of wool or synthetic materials (polypro, thermax, capilene or the equivalent.) These materials retain their insulating qualities when damp.  The "fabric of our lives," cotton, does not insulate well when it becomes wet. So, dress smart!  At the very least, it will increase your comfort and enjoyment of the trip!

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PE 1670, PE 1674, PE 1681, PE 1683 - Paddling Equipment List

This clothing list is intentionally specific because we want you to be safe and to enjoy your outdoor experience. It is best to be prepared for cold and wet, no matter what the weather forecast. It is better to dress with layers so that you can regulate your temperature based on your activity level and changes in the weather. We strongly recommend synthetics (thermax, capilene, bergalene and other non-cottons) or wool because these materials retain their insulating qualities when damp whereas cotton does not. Make sure that your layers are sized in such a way that you will be able to easily wear all of them at one time (inner wicking layer, middle insulating layer, outer weatherproof layer). Dressing according to these concepts will increase the quality and enjoyment of your outdoor experience.

* These items are provided by COE and are covered in the course fee.
** These items can be rented from the COE Outfitting
Upper Body
  • 1-2 long underwear tops (synthetic propylene, not cotton!)

  • 2 insulation layers (expedition weight long underwear, fleece jacket/vest, or wool sweater)
  • 1 t-shirt (cotton or lightweight synthetic)
  • 1 wind jacket (optional) or *paddle jacket
  • **1 raincoat (must be waterproof and fit over other layers)
Lower Body
  • 1 pair shorts (quick drying nylon is best)
  • 1 pair long underwear bottoms (synthetic propylene, not cotton)
  • 1 pair fleece pants or long underwear bottoms
  • 1 lower body shell (quick drying nylon, **wind pants, or rainpants)
  • regular underwear as needed
  • bathing suit (for wearing under wetsuit)
Head and Hands
  • 1 pair mittens or gloves & liners (fleece or wool)
  • 1 wide brim sun hat (optional)
  • 1 warm hat (fleece or wool)
  • 1 neck gaitor or scarf
  • Feet
  • 1 pair liner socks (thin, synthetic material to wear under booties- optional)
  • 2-3 pairs wool socks (thick wool or wool-blend)
  • 1 pair camp shoes (sneakers or lightweight hiking shoes, no sandals)
  • water shoes or *booties
Personal Gear
  • stuff sacks, garbage bags or Ziplocs (to organize and waterproof)
  • 1-2 bandanas
  • **1 sleeping bag (3-season, synthetic fill, rated to at least 20 degrees with stuff sack)
  • **1 sleeping pad (thermarest, or closed cell ensolite pad)
  • 2 1-liter water bottles (with leak-proof lids)
  • insulated mug
  • bowl (Tupperware® bowl with lid works well)
  • fork and spoon
  • ** flashlight or headlamp (with spare batteries and bulbs)
  • day pack
Personal Maintenance Kit
  • chapstick, waterproof sunscreen
  • sunglasses (with keeper strap/croakies)
  • toothbrush, toothpaste
  • tampons/pads (bring Ziploc® bags to carry out)
  • contacts, solution, glasses
  • medication (adequate supply, let instructors know)
  • Optional:    pocket knife, camera, extra dry bags, notebook/journal and pencil
Group Gear
  • * Tents and Tarps
  • * Cooking gear & Food
  • * First Aid Kit
  • * Paddling Gear: wetsuit, paddle, personal floatation device, boat

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PE 1651, PE 1652, PE 1653, PE 1656 - Climbing Equipment List

* These items are provided by COE and are covered in the course fee.
** These items can be rented from the COE Outfitting

Clothing
  • Synthetic base layers for bad weather

  • Cotton t-shirts for nice weather
  • Closed toe shoes.  No sandals, even around camp!
  • **Waterproof rain jacket with hood
  • **Waterproof rain pants
  • Warm hat
  • Insulating layer, fleece or synthetic fill jacket
  • Warm gloves
Personal Items
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • **Working headlamp and an extra set of fresh batteries
  • Personal medicine
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Money or food for Friday night dinner and Sunday night dinner
  • Camera (optional)
  • Water bottles to hold 2 liters of water
Camping Items
  • **Sleeping bag, rated for 25F or lower
  • **Sleeping pad
  • Pillow (optional)Bowl, spoon, mug
  • Pack or duffel bag to carry it all
Climbing Gear
  • *Helmet
  • *Harness
  • *Climbing shoes
PE1653 Additional Climbing Gear - Gunks
  • *Belay device
  • *Nut tool
  • *6 locking carabiners
  • *2 single length slings
  • *2 prussik loops
  • *1 double length sling
  • *2 non-locking carabiners
  • Water bottles to hold 2 liters of water
  • **Day pack to carry it all -- 2000 to 3000 cubic inches
Group Gear
  • * Tents and Tarps
  • * Cooking gear & Food
  • * First Aid Kit

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PE 1666: Bike Touring Equipment List

This clothing list is intentionally specific because we want you to be safe and enjoy the out of doors. Comfort is a must when learning about the outdoor environment! Our biking courses will frequently have different weather than the Cornell campus. Expect it to be cooler.

It is better to dress with layers so that you can regulate your temperature based on your activity level and changes in weather. We strongly recommend wool or polypropylene because these materials retain their insulated qualities when damp whereas cotton does not. Dressing according to this concept will increase the quality and enjoyment of your outdoor experience.

*Items available for rent as part of the course fee
** Items available for rent for an additional fee
# Optional items

Upper Body
  • 1-2 t-shirts or bike jerseys
  • 1 long underwear top
  • 1-2 insulating layers (fleece, wool sweater, synthetic insulated jacket)
  • **1 raincoat or shell (must be waterproof)
Lower Body
  • 1 pair biking shorts (padded preferred)
  • 1 pair insulated pants (bike or running tights. Must be tapered)
  • **1 lower body shell
  • 1 pair non-cotton pants for camp
  • underwear as needed
Head and Hands
  • 1 warm hat (fleece or wool, should fit under your helmet)
  • 1 pair cycling gloves or other synthetic gloves with grip (can be full or partial fingered)
  • 1 pair warm gloves or mittens for camp
  • #1 neck gaiter, scarf or balaclava
Feet
  • 2 pairs socks (synthetic or wool)
  • biking shoes or firm-soled athletic shoes
  • #camp shoes (lightweight, must be closed-toe)
  • #flip flops if you want to shower
Bike Gear
  • **1 touring bike in good repair, fitted to you
  • *helmet
  • * rear rack fit to your bike
  • *2 panniers
  • sunglasses
  • small day pack or hydration pack
  • 2 liters of water carrying capacity (COE bikes have water bottle cages)
  • #pocket knife
  • #multi-tool
  • #pump
  • #tire patch kit
  • #snacks (energy bars, nuts, etc.)
  • #bike lock
  • #bike pedals if you have bike shoes
  • #spare tube if you have your own bike
Personal Gear
  • **sleeping pad (thermarest or closed cell ensolite pad)
  • **sleeping bag/stuff sack (rated to 20 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • **headlamp
  • cup
  • bowl (Tupperware with lid is optimal)
  • spoon
  • chapstick
  • sunscreen
  • toothbrush and toothpaste (small travel size recommended)
  • tampons/pads
  • contacts, solution, glasses
  • Prescription medication (let instructors know)
  • #camera
  • #small soap and towel
  • #bug spray
  • #cash for snacks
Group Gear
  • * Tents and Tarps
  • * Cooking gear & Food
  • * First Aid Kit

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