Gear

Gear Rental & Storage

Gear can be a tricky subject when it comes to Kalalau, especially if you are planning on doing other things during your visit to Hawaii. You don’t want to bring too much equipment, not only because you want your pack to be light, but so you don’t have to haul it all across the world to Kauai in the first place. The airlines are charging more and more for extra luggage these days. Also, there’s the never ending question as to what to do with your other luggage when you are on the trail?

Micco can solve both of these problems for you.  Micco rents hikers equipment so they don’t have to haul their own all the way to Hawaii.  He has everything from sleeping bags to back packs.  He also can store your other luggage for you while you are on the trail.  You can contact him at: gear@kalalautrail.com.

What gear do I bring?

Travel light. Don’t bring too much equipment. Over-packing and loading yourself down with unneeded gear can make your hike way harder than is needed. Lightweight hiking shoes with good traction are popular. Camping gear should include a lightweight sleeping bag or blanket, sleeping pad, tent or tarp, cooking stove and fuel, water purification tablets or filter, first aid kit, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, rain gear, and biodegradable soap.

If you like clever camping ideas, check out our Camping Hacks.

Here’s a sample packing list to help you remember what things you might bring with you on your trip.

Hiking Gear

  • Lightweight Hiking Shoes
  • Backpack
  • Hiking Poles
  • Cup/Water bottle
  • Water Purifier
  • Compass/GPS

 Camping Gear

  • Tent
  • Tarp
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Pad
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Batteries
  • Lamp
  • Rain Cover

 Other

  • Camera / Batteries / Storage Card
  • Musical Instrument
  • Book
  • iPod
  • Duct Tape
  • First Aid Kit

Personal Gear

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/Soap
  • Sunscreen/Lipbalm
  • Bug Spray
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sunglasses
  • Garbage Bag
  • Clothing/Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Whistle
  • Toilet Paper/Kleenex
  • Feminine Products

Cooking Gear

  • Stove
  • Fuel (Do not take on airplane)
  • Lighter
  • Cooking Pot
  • Bowls/Cups/Measuring Device
  • Cutlery
  • Pocket Knife
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Food
  • Snacks