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PO Box 7523 | Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727.394.9483
Toll Free: 1-888-697-2479
Fax: 727.230.4760
 

 
 
GTD Participation Since 1996
Events: 300+
Participants: 7000+
 

 
 
 
 
Checklists

DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!
 
THE FOLLOWING CHECKLISTS ARE SUGGESTED ITEMS TO PACK.
THESE LISTS ARE NOT EXHAUSTIVE. AMEND AS NEEDED.
INCREASED BAGGAGE USUALLY = DECREASED FUN!
 
 
 
MISSION TRIP CHECKLIST (INTERNATIONAL)
GEAR
OPT GEAR / TOILETRIES
CLOTHING
MANDATORY GEAR:
[_PASSPORT
       (Country Requirements)
       (CDC Recommendations)
[_]  Suitcase(s)
       (check airline for size limits)
[_]  Money
       (souvenirs / airport meals)
[_]  "Travel" Bible (may get wet!)
[_]  Pen & Paper
[_]  Small Flashlight w/ New Batt.
[_]  2 Water Bottles
[_]  Sunglasses
[_]  Sun Screen / Lip Balm
[_]  Poncho (must have this)
[_]  2 Plastic Bags
       (for dirty clothes)
[_]  2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
[_]  Insect Repellent
[_]  Eyeglasses / Contacts
       (if applicable)
[_]  Any Necessary Personal Meds
       (if applicable)
[_]  SIGNED WAIVERS 1&2
OPTIONAL GEAR:
[_]  Carry On Bag (Prohibited Items)
       (check airline for size limits)
[_]  Travel Pillow
[_]  Lightweight Sleeping Bag
[_]  Camera & Memory Card / Film
[_]  Favorite Snacks / Energy Food
[_]  Travel Games, Magazine, I-Pod
[_]  Extra Money
       (T-shirts/Hats available)
 
TOILETRIES:
Toilets & showers will be available.
[_]  Wash Cloth
[_]  Towel(s)
[_]  Soap
[_]  Shampoo / Conditioner
[_]  Wet Wipes (very handy!)
[_]  Toothbrush
[_]  Toothpaste
[_]  Deodorant (please bring!)
[_]  Brush / Comb
[_]  Hair Care / Gel / Spray
[_]  Razor
[_]  Shaving Cream
[_]  Toilet Paper (Half Roll)
GENERAL CLOTHING:
Bring proper amount of activity clothes that are lightweight & quick drying.
[_]  Church/Dress Clothes
[_]  Active Wear Pants / Jeans
[_]  Activity Shorts
[_]  Activity Shirts
[_]  Sweatshirt(s)
[_]  Seasonal Jacket
[_]  Modest Swimsuit(s)
[_]  Sandals / Flops
[_]  Activity Shoes / Work Boots
[_]  Shade Hat
[_]  Socks
[_]  Underwear
 
[_] Note: If your group is doing construction then pack work clothes (work pants, T-shirt, & gloves) and work shoes/boots.
 
[_] Note: If your group is white water rafting then each rafter must wear shoes or sandals with ankle straps.
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
ADVENTURE TRIP CHECKLIST
GEAR
CLOTHING
TOILETRIES
MANDATORY GEAR:
[_]  "Travel" Bible (may get wet!)
[_]  Sleeping Bag
[_]  Pillow
[_]  Flashlight w/ New Batteries
[_]  2 Water Bottles
[_]  Sunglasses
[_]  Sun Screen / Lip Balm
[_]  Poncho (everyone must have)
[_]  2 Plastic Bags
       (for wet/dirty clothes)
[_]  2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
[_]  Insect Repellent
[_]  Eyeglasses/ Contacts
       (if needed)
[_]  Any Necessary Meds
       (if needed)
[_]  SIGNED WAIVERS 1 & 2
 
OPTIONAL GEAR:
[_]  Camera & Memory Card
[_]  Favorite Snacks / Energy Food
[_]  Extra Money
       (T-shirts/Hats available)
GENERAL CLOTHING:
Bring proper amount of activity clothes that are lightweight & quick drying.
 
[_]  Activity Shorts
[_]  Activity Shirts
[_]  Sweatshirt
[_]  Seasonal Jacket
[_]  Active Wear Pants / Jeans
[_]  Activity Shoes
[_]  Sandals / Flops
[_]  Shade Hat
[_]  Swimsuit(s) & Towel
[_]  Socks
[_]  Underwear
 
[_Note: If your group is white water rafting then each rafter must wear shoes (or sandals with ankle straps)
TOILETRIES:
Toilets & showers will be available.
 
[_]  Wash Cloth
[_]  Towel
[_]  Biodegradable Soap
[_]  Biodegradable Shampoo
[_]  Wet Wipes (very handy!)
[_]  Toothbrush
[_]  Toothpaste
[_]  Deodorant (please bring!)
[_]  Brush / Comb
[_]  Hair Care / Gel / Spray
[_]  Razor
[_]  Shaving Cream
 
 
 
 
FOR ACTIVITIES SUCH AS PAINTBALL & CAVING SEE
CHECKLISTS BELOW
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
BACKPACKING CHECKLIST  (*asterisk = available gear thru GTD)
GEAR
CLOTHING
TOILETRIES
MANDATORY GEAR:
[_]  "Travel" Bible (may get wet!)
[_]  Backpacking Meals (3/day)
[_]  Trail Snacks
[_]  Food Money (during ride)
[_Backpack*
[_Jungle Hammock* or SM Tent
[_Sleeping Bag*
[_Sleeping Pad*
[_Backpacker's Pillow*
[_]  Flashlight w/ New Batteries
[_]  2 Water Bottles
[_]  Pocket Knife
[_]  Sunglasses
[_]  Sun Screen / Lip Balm
[_]  Poncho (everyone must have)
[_]  3 Plastic Bags
       (for wet / dirty clothes)
[_]  3 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
[_]  Insect Repellent
[_]  Eyeglasses/ Contacts
       (if needed)
[_]  Any Necessary Meds
       (if needed)
[_]  SIGNED WAIVERS 1 & 2
 
OPTIONAL GEAR:
[_]  Camera & Memory Card
[_]  Favorite Snacks / Energy Food
[_]  Extra Money
       (T-shirts / Hats available)
GENERAL CLOTHING:
Bring proper amount of activity clothes that are lightweight & quick drying. Pack according to weather forecast.
 
[_]  Activity Shorts
[_]  Activity Shirts
[_]  Sweatshirt
[_]  Seasonal Jacket
[_]  Active Wear Pants / Jeans
[_]  Activity Shoes
[_]  Sandals / Flops
[_]  Shade Hat
[_]  Swimsuit
[_]  Socks
[_]  Underwear
[_]  Long Underwear Set
[_]  Knit Cap
[_]  Change of clothes (for ride back)
 
 
[_Note: If you are participating in a swamp hike then your shoes will get trashed (wet, muddy, scratched, etc). It's a good idea to bring a pair of old tennis shoes that you can dispose of after the trip.
TOILETRIES:
Toilets & showers will be available.
 
[_]  Wash Cloth
[_]  Lightweight Towel
[_]  Biodegradable Soap
[_]  Biodegradable Shampoo
[_]  Wet Wipes (very handy!)
[_]  Toothbrush
[_]  Toothpaste
[_]  Deodorant (please bring!)
[_]  Brush / Comb
[_]  Hair Care / Gel / Spray
[_]  Razor
[_]  Shaving Cream
[_]  Half Roll of Toilet paper
 
 
 
[_Note: The more weight you carry the less fun you will have. Try to only bring what you need. Luxury items may seem like a good idea until the 2nd mile of your hike.
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
WILDERNESS CAMPING RETREAT CHECKLIST
GEAR
CLOTHING
TOILETRIES
MANDATORY GEAR:
[_]  "Travel" Bible (may get wet!)
[_]  Food Money (during transit)
[_]  Sleeping Bag
[_]  Pillow
[_]  Flashlight w/ New Batteries
[_]  2 Water Bottles
[_]  Sunglasses
[_]  Sun Screen / Lip Balm
[_]  Poncho (everyone must have)
[_]  2 Plastic Bags
       (for wet/dirty clothes)
[_]  2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
[_]  Insect Repellent
[_]  Eyeglasses/ Contacts
       (if needed)
[_]  Any Necessary Meds
       (if needed)
[_]  SIGNED WAIVER(S)
 
OPTIONAL GEAR:
[_]  Camera
[_]  Favorite Snacks / Energy Food
[_]  Extra Money
       (T-shirts/Hats if available)
Bring proper amount of activity clothes that are lightweight & quick drying.
 
[_]  Activity Shorts
[_]  Activity Shirts
[_]  Sweatshirt / Jacket
[_]  Active Wear Pants / Jeans
[_]  Activity Shoes
[_]  Sandals / Flip Flops
[_]  Shade Hat
[_]  Swimsuit
[_]  Socks
[_]  Underwear
Toilets & showers will be available.
 
[_]  Wash Cloth
[_]  Towel
[_]  Soap (biodegradeable)
[_]  Shampoo (biodegradeable)
[_]  Wet Wipes (very handy!)
[_]  Toothbrush
[_]  Toothpaste
[_]  Deodorant (please bring!)
[_]  Brush / Comb
[_]  Hair Care / Gel / Spray
[_]  Razor
[_]  Shaving Cream
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
ISLAND RETREAT CHECKLIST
GEAR
CLOTHING
TOILETRIES
MANDATORY GEAR:
[_]  "Travel" Bible (may get wet!)
[_]  Sleeping Bag
[_]  Pillow
[_]  Flashlight w/ New Batteries
[_]  2 Gallons of Water
[_]  Sunglasses
[_]  Sun Screen / Lip Balm
[_]  Poncho (everyone must have)
[_]  2 Plastic Bags
       (for wet/dirty clothes)
[_]  2 Zip-Lock Bags (very handy)
[_]  Insect Repellent
[_]  Eyeglasses/ Contacts
       (if needed)
[_]  Any Necessary Meds
       (if needed)
[_]  SIGNED WAIVER(S)
 
OPTIONAL GEAR:
[_]  Camera
[_]  Favorite Snacks / Energy Food
[_]  Extra Money
       (T-shirts/Hats if available)
ATTENTION! Due to sharp rocks & oyster shells around the island, participants are required to wear tennis shoes while in the water!!!
 
Bring proper amount of activity clothes that are lightweight & quick drying. BUT LIMIT PACKING OF PERSONALS TO WHAT YOU CAN FIT IN A 5 GALLON BUCKET (not including sleeping bag, pillow & water)
 
[_]  Activity Shorts
[_]  Activity Shirts
[_]  Sweatshirt / Jacket
[_]  Active Wear Pants / Jeans
[_]  Activity Shoes
[_]  Sandals / Flops
[_]  Shade Hat
[_]  Swimsuit & Towel
[_]  Socks
[_]  Underwear
Portable toilets will be available.
 
[_]  Wash Cloth
[_]  Towel
[_]  Soap
[_]  Shampoo
[_]  Wet Wipes (very handy!)
[_]  Toothbrush
[_]  Toothpaste
[_]  Deodorant (please bring!)
[_]  Brush / Comb
[_]  Hair Care / Gel / Spray
[_]  Razor
[_]  Shaving Cream
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
SNOW SKI / SNOWBOARDING CHECKLIST
WHILE TRAVELLING
WHILE SKIING
WHILE LODGING
[_]  Travel Games (bring some great "social" games to get to know others better)
 
[_]  iPod / MP3 Players / CD's / DVD Players / Clean Movies / Books / Magazines
 
 
[_] FOOD MONEY (during drive & lunch @ slopes) & Cash for additional purchases (souveniers, etc)
 
[ ] Credit Card(s) & Driver's License (for rental equipment)
 
OPTIONAL GEAR:
[_]  Ski / Snow Boarding Helmet
[_]  Small Backpack / Fanny Pack
[_]  Hydration Pack / Water Bottles
[_]  Trail Snacks
[_]  Camera (w/Memory Card)
[_]  Video Camera
[_]  2-Way Radios
[_]  SIGNED WAIVERS
[_Long Underwear (tops/ bottoms)
[_Socks (ski & regular)
[_]  Long Sleeve Winter Shirts
[_]  Ski Bibs / Ski Pants (waterproof)
[_]  Ski Jacket (waterproof)
[_]  Scarf / Neck Protection
[_]  Ski Hat / Knit Hat
[_]  Ski Gloves / Mittens
[_]  Ski Goggles
[_]  Sunglasses (sun can be brutal)
[_]  Strap 4 Eyeglasses/ Sunglasses
[_]  Sunscreen
[_]  Chap Stick
[_]  Zip Lock Bags
[_]  Personal Toiletries (including DEODORANT, toothbrush / paste, shaving, showering, towel, hair care / optional blow dryer)
[_]  Necessary Meds (if applicable)
[_] Optional Meds (Sports Cream, Aspirin / Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Antihistamine / Nasal Decongestant, Moisturizer)
[_]  Plastic Bags for wet clothes
[_]  Travel Bible
[_]  Pen / Paper
[_]  Bedding (sleeping bag/ blanket)
[_]  Pillow
[_Flashlight w/ new batteries
[_]  Warm Coat / Jacket
[_]  Sweatshirts / Sweaters
[_]  T-Shirts
[_]  Jeans / Pants (belt??)
[_]  Leg Gaiters / Leg Warmers
[_]  Shorts (rooms can get warm)
[_]  Underwear (regular & thermal)
[_]  Sleeping Clothes
[_]  Hat / Knit Hat
[_]  Shoes / Boots
[_]  Gloves (2nd pair just in case)
[_]  Glasses / Contacts
 
[_]  Alarm Clock
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
DAY TRIP - ADVENTURE RACE SUPPLIES
WARNING: During an adventure race your team decides on the route you will take from checkpoint to checkpoint. Palmetto trees, briars, barbed wire, etc may cause scratched skin on exposed body parts. Some participants choose to wear activity pants for this reason.
WARNING: Encounters with wild animal are possible.
 
[_]  Tennis Shoes or Running Shoes or Hiking Boots (NO SANDALS)
[_]  Comfortable Lightweight Shorts or Activity Pants
[_]  Activity Shirt
[_]  Hat
[_]  Water Bottles (you will need at least 30 ounces of fluids)
[_]  Energy Bars / Snacks
[_]  Sunglasses
[_]  Sunscreen
[_]  Change of Clothes (optional)
[_]  Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
[_]  Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
[_]  Camera (optional)
[_]  SIGNED WAIVER(S)
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
DAY TRIP - CANOEING SUPPLIES
WARNING: Expect to get wet. Canoes do capsize & friends do splash friends. If you don't want something to get wet or sink to the bottom of the river then you will need to waterproof it & make it float or tie it to something that floats... or consider leaving it in the vehicle.
 
[_]  Sandals or Watershoes or Flip Flops or Tennis Shoes
[_]  Swimsuit AND/OR:
[_]  Activity Shorts
[_]  Activity Shirt
[_]  Hat
[_]  Towel
[_]  Water Bottles (you will need at least 30 ounces of fluids)
[_]  Energy Bars / Snacks
[_]  Sunglasses
[_]  Sunscreen
[_]  Change of Clothes (optional)
[_]  Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
[_]  Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
[_]  Waterproof Camera (optional)
[_]  SIGNED WAIVER(S)
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
DAY TRIP - INNER TUBING
WARNING: Spring fed water temperatures average 72 F year round. Inner tubing duration on Rainbow River & Weeki Wachee River is approx 4 hours. Extended exposure to cold water may result in hypothermia especially for smaller children & those with very low body fat. Also, there is very little shade along the river so bring plenty of sunscreen to prevent sunburns.
RAINBOW RIVER NOTE: NO DISPOSABLE ITEMS ARE ALLOWED ON RAINBOW RIVER! That means you can NOT bring anything on the river that is designed to be thrown away after use (such as an Aquafina water bottle, zip lock bags, sandwich bags, soda cans, candy bar wrappers, etc). All food items MUST be taken out of their disposable wrappers & placed in NON-DISPOSABLE containers (such as Tupperware, thermoses, non-disposable water bottles, etc). This law is strictly enforced by law enforcement officers. Coolers are allowed. If you have any questions you can call the KP Hole county park officials at: 352.489.3055.
 
WEEKIE WACHEE RIVER NOTE: There is an approx 20 minute hike through a pineland forest in order to get to the river. You will have to carry your tube & supplies for approx 1.5 miles. The sand along this trail gets VERY HOT. Sandals or flip flops are mandatory for the hike.
 
[_]  Swimsuit
[_]  Shade Hat
[_]  Sunglasses
[_]  Sunscreen / Lip Balm (you may want to bring an extra T-shirt for sun protection)
[_]  Sandals, Watershoes, or Flip Flops
[_]  Towel
[_]  Change of Clothes (Shorts, Shirt, Underwear, Footwear)
[_]  Plastic Bag (for wet clothes)
[_]  Water Bottle(s) (IN A NON-DISPOSABLE CONTAINER) (you will need approx 30-70 ounces of fluids)
[_]  Energy Bars / Snacks (IN A NON-DISPOSABLE CONTAINER)
[_]  Goggles, Mask, Snorkel, Fins (optional, but highly recommended)
[_]  Waterproof Camera (optional)
[_]  Money (snacks, food, payments, etc) (make checks payable to "GTD")
[_]  Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
[_]  Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
[_]  SIGNED WAIVER(S)
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
DAY TRIP - CAVING SUPPLIES
WARNING: Clothing will get filthy while caving.
[_]  3 AAA Batteries
[_]  Old Jeans
[_]  Thick Non-White T-Shirt
[_]  Work Gloves
[_]  Sturdy Old Tennis Shoes or Hiking Boots (NO open toe shoes!!!)
[_]  Water Bottles (you will need at least 30 ounces of fluids)
[_]  Energy Bars / Snacks
[_]  Change of Clothes
[_]  Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
[_]  Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
[_]  Waterproof Camera (optional)
[_]  SIGNED WAIVER(S) 
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
DAY TRIP - PAINTBALL SUPPLIES
WARNING: Clothing will get messy while playing paintball. Thicker clothes soften the impact.
[_]  Old Jeans
[_]  Sweatshirt or Long Sleeve Thick T-Shirt
[_]  Old Jacket (optional extra protection)
[_]  Old Tennis Shoes or Hiking Boots (NO open toe shoes!!!)
[_]  Optional Gloves
[_]  Optional Neck "Wrap"
[_]  Change of Clothes
[_]  Hat
[_]  Water Bottles (you will need at least 30 ounces of fluids)
[_]  Energy Bars / Snacks
[_]  Sunscreen
[_]  Eyeglasses / Contacts (if applicable)
[_]  Any Necessary Meds (if applicable)
[_]  Camera (optional)
[  ]  SIGNED WAIVER(S)
DON'T BRING: Jewelry - or - Valuables
 
 
 
 
 

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