2023 Stubborn Mule - Gear List (12-Hour and 30-Hour)

Full Time Mandatory Team Gear

  • Writing utensil
  • Water purification method for entire team
  • Working cell phone in a water proof or zip lock baggie
  • UTM Plotting Tool - 1:24000
  • First Aid Kit
  • Waterproof map case or other means to keep race materials dry

Full Time Mandatory Individual Gear

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

  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Headlamp or flashlight ***30-hour Teams only***
  • Means to carry at least 50 oz of liquid
  • Waterproof jacket with hood (sealed or taped seams; ultra-light, water-resistant 3 oz. jackets will NOT satisfy this requirement)
  • Space blanket ***30-hour Teams only***

Mandatory Individual Biking Gear

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

  • Mountain Bike (No Cyclocross)
  • Front lighting system – must be mounted on handlebars. (Riders may wear headlamps but they must also have a light mounted to the handlebars) ***30-hour Teams only***
  • Flashing red tail light
  • Bike helmet

Mandatory Paddle Gear

Race management will provide canoes (multi-person teams) or kayaks (solos only), PFDs, and paddles.
  • Provided canoes or kayaks
  • PFD (Type I, II, or  III)   per racer
  • Paddle per racer
  • Bag or means of securing together your teams personal paddle gear if you choose to bring your own
  • Glow-sticks and zip ties or other means to securely attach them to racer pfds and boat bow/stern. 1 glow-stick per person, 2 glow-sticks per boat. ***30-hour Teams only***
  • Recommended Gear

    • Cycling computer (odometer)- no gps though!
    • Long Pants
    • Long Sleeve Shirt
    • Bike Gloves
    • Warm Hat
    • Space blanket
    • Extra batteries
    • Dry bag
    • Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Sun Glasses
    • Bike pump or CO2
    • Spare bike tubes
    • Chain tool / bike repair kit
    • Bike Patch kit
    • Duct tape


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