GRIT Equipment List

Man in GRIT tshirt heaves bag over shoulder as he walks through shallow water
Read over the checklist of recommended personal gear


Provided For You

  • 52 foot houseboat with cooking facilities and dormitory style living, with separate (but not private) bunks and a pillow provided for each volunteer. A runabout will accompany the houseboat. Pilot / Supervisor operates all vessels.
  • Gasoline and Propane for vessels and appliances
  • Main bathroom (head) aboard houseboat includes sink, shower, and toilet with tissue. NOTE: Not enough hot water for everyone to shower at the same time of day. Lower bathroom has toilet and sink only.
  • Kitchen includes small refrigerator, small microwave, apartment-sized gas stove with oven, sink, coffee maker, basic pots, pans, tableware, dishes, drinking water, and paper towels
  • Gas barbecue grill (gas provided)
  • Fresh drinking water in gallon containers for trips on runabout
  • Air conditioner
  • Generator, which provides 110 V AC current for low wattage devices on an intermittent basis
  • Personal life jacket for each volunteer
  • 55-gallon ice chest

What to Bring

There is no storage on the houseboat, and space is limited. Please bring only essentials. Also, there is limited privacy in the sleeping quarters.

  • Food and beverages
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad and pillow
  • Tennis shoes, lightweight hiking shoes or water shoes to protect your feet from thistle. Teva-like shoes are great for wet areas- you will be hiking through pools of water. So bring both kinds of shoe.
  • Towel and wash cloth
  • Personal toilet articles
  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable work clothes (remember you will be performing intensive manual labor, picking up wet and dry trash, bring clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty). Bring enough clothes for layering to insure comfort.
  • Day pack to carry water, snacks, etc on hikes
  • Thermal underwear/sweatsuit (during early spring/late fall months)
  • Rain gear
  • Warm coat (during early spring/late fall months)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Any medical needs
  • Canteen/water bottle(s) for carrying fresh water

Last updated: October 26, 2018

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PO Box 1507
Page, AZ 86040


(928) 608-6200
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