Luggage: On Intrepid we suggest duffle bags or soft sided luggage. These are easier to store. The best are the 10 and 15 day bags from www.steveabel.com
Apparel: Shirts, Shorts, and Pants - Enough for each day. Don't forget it gets WARM on these long trips. And the short winter and Spring trips for BFT can get cold and breezy. Clothing made of quick drying fabric is advisable.
Socks and Underwear: Socks 1 or 2 pair per day, especially if you fish in tennis shoes. Underwear, do not forget to pack a sufficient amount.
Footwear: Short boots are best. They will keep your feet dry. Tennis shoes or other comfortable shoes work well for the travel days. If you choose to fish in tennis shoes, please bring a couple of pairs (they will get wet). The best fishing boots are the Tingley Pylon soft toe 12.5” high neoprene boots, model # MB920B, https://www.tingleyrubber.com/collections/pylon/products/pylon-neoprene-plain-toe-boot
Outerwear: Even though the days are warm, the evenings can be cool and breezy. At least 1 jacket and 1 sweat shirt is recommended. A light rain suit should be packed. You will probably not need it, but if you do you will have it. The best advice is to dress in layers. And on the short winter and Spring trips warm fleece layers and wind proofing is essential.
Sun Protection: Anything to keep the sun off your head. Sunscreen, don't forget it. Polarized sunglasses are a must. Bring extra hats just in case you lose one over board in the breeze.
Toiletries: Remember to pack all your shaving gear, shampoo, bath soap, deodorant, tooth brush and paste. A secret weapon is to bring Gold Bond Powder.
Towels: Bring two bath towels so one is always dry. The new technology micro-fiber towels are great, as they dry quickly and take up close to no space.
Fishing and Deck Items: Cross cutting pliers (dykes), needle nose pliers and or duck bill pliers.
Medications: Please remember to bring all of your medications. Pack a list of all meds and keep in your belongings. Share the location of any life critical meds, like Epi-pens and nitroglycerin with your roommate and captain so they can get them to you if you cannot yourself.