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In many areas of Alaska, the conditions require a snug, waterproof, windproof shelter. In fact, your life may depend on it! Check out our tents section for details on what you need, tent reviews and more.
Cataraft on a Float Hunt
Catarafts are but one option for float-fishing or float-hunting trips in Alaska. Check out our Inflatable Boats section for details on all the various types of boats for your Alaska trip.
The tackle you need for fishing Alaska depends on where you're fishing and what you intend to catch. Have a look at our fishing tackle section for details and more information.
Saltwater Rods and Reels
Pay careful attention to the rods and reels you choose for your Alaska fishing trip. A four-foot-long northern pike, or a fifty pound king salmon will tear your gear to shreds if you come up short!
Saltwater Trolling Gear
There is a huge variety of terminal tackle that's suitable for fishing the salt in Alaska. Visit our saltwater gear section for more details.
Rigging Your Inflatable Boat
Visit our Inflatable Boats pages for details on how to rig up your boat for an extended back-country expedition trip.
Check out our Gear Reviews for current details on the best models of various kinds of outdoor gear for Alaska. Our testers check it out in real field conditions in Alaska.
There are a lot of accessory items you need to have along on some kinds of remote Alaska trips. Check out the gear section for details.
An investment in top-quality optical gear is a must for many Alaska activities, but you don't have to break the bank. Check out our Optics Section for more information and practical tips.
Gearing up for Alaska is unlike anything else. The land is rugged, the conditions are harsh, and, in many cases, you are located in a remote place far from help. Simply put, you don't just jump in the pickup and go home if things don't work out. Your life may well depend on the quality of your gear.
True, most trips don't present such life-or-death scenarios; road trips, weekend campground excursions, day fishing trips and the like give you a chance to bail out if you have to. But if you have good equipment, those events will be pleasant and more relaxing if you're not worried about the quality of your gear.
In Alaska you don't generally toss a rifle in the pickup and go out for an afternoon deer hunt. Here, it's usually an expedition borne of access difficulties, rough country and killer weather systems larger than most states. When things don't go well elsewhere, you just load up the truck and go home to your TV. In Alaska, it's not quite that simple.
Communications equipment for Alaska trips can include any of several items, depending on the situation. In most of the United States, cell phone coverage is good enough to make all other means superfluous. In Alaska, however, it is very different. Though cell coverage is quite good in some areas, there are vast expanses of Alaska without cell coverage. Let's lay out your options.