What to pack for Montana

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    if you dont like the weather wait 5 minutes

    by EllenH Written Jun 25, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: it can be 80 degrees in february or 40 degrees in july.....if you bring clothes for hot weather it will be cold and vice versa, be prepared for all weather here.

    Photo Equipment: montana is a beautiful state, take lots of pictures

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: pepper spray if you are camping in bear country

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    • Camping
    • Road Trip

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    by Davenusa Written Aug 26, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's mountain weather so pack like it! The weather can change in a hurry so be prepared. If you are going out in the fall the weather can go from 60F to 30F in a matter of hours. It can also go from sunshine to blizzard! Don't get stranded in the mountains with a t-shirt, it could mean your life.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you're hiking or skiing/snowboarding in the 'back country' it wouldn't be dumb to take a little first-aid kit with. Plus a beacon if you are in avalanche areas.

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    by GlenBum Written Aug 26, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Even in the summer...the mornings and late evenings are cool...so have some jacket or sweatshirt to add to your bag for here.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Hiking boots are common ...even when you are not hiking. Sandals are common in the summer. Also, sports shoes are worn everyday as normal dress.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Always have something to protect when it rains. The rain here is as cold as icewater.

    Miscellaneous: The city has some paved trails if you know where to find them for skating/rollerblading

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    by AARON888 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Bring clothes for the previous Montana season of the current. In other words, if it's Spring, bring Winter clothes too. Last year we had 12' of snow fall on June 13th! Always have a jacket handy, Umbrellas are NEVER used by locals(never needed).

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel

    Photo Equipment: Go low-tech, digital isn't well supported here yet. Although if asked nicely, business will usually let you re-charge using there outlets. Be considerate about it.

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    by courson_c Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you go during late Spring or late Summer, be sure and take some warm clothing. We were there the week of 9/10/01, and we encountered snow.

    Photo Equipment: You'll want to be sure and take both cameras (still and video). If possible, try to take a camera that has either wide angle and/or telephoto lens.

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    by JrSkymonkey Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Boots and warm clothes are a must in winter. Summer can be cool with temps in the 40 F range at night yet 90 F during the day. You will have to be ready for anything as the weather can turn on a dime especially in the higher country. I have seen plenty of snowfall in June up in the hills. Winter is cold or colder averaging 25 F above 0 during the day and around 0 at night.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: When out of the big cities things can be a bit more expensive and store hours can be pretty short compared to what you may be used to. 24 hour Wal-Marts are a rarity in this state.

    Photo Equipment: Take all you can. There are some of the most breath taking views in the world here.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring top notch camping gear. You'll thank yourself when you are 50 miles from the nearest paved road. Be concious of safety concerns with Bears and Mountain Lions when out and about. I had a 10M encounter with a mountain lion a couple years back when I happened to be standing between he and the deer he was chasing. It was a tense minute or so until I got the rifle slowly off my shoulder but luckily the cat decided to abandon his chase and head the other way. The deer was pretty happy about that I'm sure. She looked fairly tired.

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    by jaybird199 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Pack enough gear to be able to rough it in the wilderness. Also, while it can get hot during the day, the weather can change and it does get chilly in the evening, so bring a light jacket.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring appropriate gear for hiking and camping and various sorts of weather.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Hmmm...I would bring the major things with me, but you can get shmpoo or deodorant or toothpaste at the little stores before you enter a park, other than that, Montana has all the ameneties that any other American state has to offer!

    Photo Equipment: You can purchase most equipment here.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: All appropriate gear.

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    by tawanda1 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Layers of clothes, weather can change fast. We have had snow in June and 70 degree in Jamuary.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Basic First Aid Kit. Bug repellent, sunscreen.

    Miscellaneous: Bring a smile, leave the additude at home, an open mind and a taste for adventure. Keep the common sense. We will not try to change you if you don;t try to change us.

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    by DrRodder Written Aug 24, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: bring a good set of hiking boots. There is plenty to see off the road way.

    Photo Equipment: Camera with plenty of film. My cousin shot a roll a day when the sun was out. I like to pack a telephoto lens (about 500mm) with a tri-pod for the long distance shots. You will see plenty of wild life (goats, elk, and mule deer). Watch closelly and you may find a Moose.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I like the tent method. You seem to get more out of mother nature this way. You can also go deeper into the forests (were the roads end).

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