All gear must be packed in on mules to reach camp, so only bring what you need. It is easier for us to pack several smaller soft bags than one big duffle bag as our panniers are only so big. Army duffle bags filled 3/4 full seem to work the best. Please limit your gear to 60 pounds. Saddlebags are provided. We also recommend that you do some horseback riding at home. Especially if you've never ridden a horse before.