SFAR Gear List

Full Time Mandatory Team Gear

  • Writing utensil
  • Working cell phone (for emergency use only)
  • Compass
  • First Aid Kit, at minimum:
    • 4¬†acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or similar
    • 4 band-aids

Full Time Mandatory Individual Gear

(Each team member must have the following at all times)

  • Whistle
  • Means to carry at least 32 oz of liquid
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Poly-pro or similar hat
  • Space blanket
  • Long pants/tights
  • Long sleeve shirt

Mandatory Individual Biking Gear

(Each team member must have the following on all biking sections)

  • Bike – mountain bike or hybrid recommended
  • Flashing red tail light
  • Bike helmet

Mandatory Paddle Gear

  • Canoes to transport your entire team (Kayak allowed for solos only)
  • PFD (Type III or higher) per racer
  • Paddle per racer (single or double-bladed)

Team Biking Gear

(Highly recommended)

  • Bike lock/s to secure all team bikes

Recommended Gear

  • Bike Gloves
  • Warm Hat
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Extra batteries
  • Dry bag, Sunscreen, Sun Glasses
  • Waterproof map case
  • Bike pump or CO2
  • Spare bike tubes
  • Chain tool / bike repair kit
  • Bike Patch kit
  • Duct tape
  • Locks to secure bikes and/or other equipment


  • GPS
  • Fire arms
  • Communication devices other than sealed cellular phone
  • Motorized means of transport
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