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When you're doing your packing for Milton Lake Lodge, there are some things we strongly recommend you pack. And some things you should leave at home.

Keep your luggage to a minimum -- there is a luggage weight limit of 50 pounds per person. The trick is to pack what you will need, and leave all the extras at home. Chances are, if you forgot to pack a particular piece of clothing, we can supply it out of our shop.

Things not to forget:

  • Passport, required at both U.S. and Canadian Customs;
  • Your airline tickets/travel arrangements to and from Saskatoon;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Credit cards, for purchases at Milton Lake Lodge and on your travels;
  • Cash for tips to guides and staff;
  • Prescription medicine;
  • Good quality rain gear, both pants and jacket;
  • Waterproof boots;
  • A GoreTex-type jacket and polar fleece, so you can layer your clothes;
  • A swimsuit for the hot tub;
  • A waterproof hat, to protect against both sun and rain;
  • Sunscreen with a high level of protection, at least 30 level (also available at the lodge);
  • Your best sunglasses (polarized recommended);
  • Skin moisturizer;
  • Lip moisturizer;
  • Personal toiletries;
  • Bug repellant, with a high level of Deet, but not in aerosol cans, which the Customs people may not like you to carry (also available at the lodge);
  • Camera.

We provide our guests with complimentary fishing gear, including St. Croix baitcasting and spinning rods with Shimano reels, and Sage fly rods and reels. Our shop has for sale such items as caps and hats, fleece clothing, raingear, sunscreen, sunglasses, moisturizers, insect repellant and personal toiletry items.

If you are coming early or late in the season (early June and late August), you may want to pack a pair of gloves and warmer boots. You may not need them, but if you do, they're good to have on hand. For early June and late August neoprene gloves and warm boots... just in case.

Things not to bring:

  • Dress clothes... we're luxurious, but not formal;
  • Cotton clothing... terrible when wet, so leave the jeans at home and bring nylon shirts and pants;
  • Knives, firearms and self-defense sprays... a no-no at the airports, and unnecessary.

A clothing checklist:

  • A light and a heavy shirt for outdoors;
  • Two pairs of nylon or other synthetic pants;
  • A heavy fleece or wool pull-over;
  • A GoreTex or similar jacket; if you have one you use for hunting or fishing, bring it along;
  • Waterproof rain pants;
  • In early June or late August, a down vest and neoprene gloves;
  • A pair of sneakers and a pair of waterproof boots;
  • Extra socks;
  • Several pair lightweight polypropylene long underwear;
  • Waterproof hat with a strap for windy days, and preferably with a wide brim.

What to bring on your spring or fall bear hunt:

  • Weapon of Choice in a gun case, ammunition, or bow case; 
    or we can provide rifle and ammunition upon request
  • Rifle Hunters-Blaze Orange Hat and Suit
  • Bow Hunter-Camo Suit and Suit
  • Video Camera
  • Digital Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Batteries
  • GPS/Compass
  • Flashlight
  • Rain and Windproof Outer Wear
  • Warm Clothes
  • Waterproof Boots
  • Shoes
  • Hunting Knife/Sharpener
  • Thin Gloves
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Soft Insulated Cooler