This is Part 1 of a 3-Part Series about my summer flying drones in the Arctic Circle. Check back later this week for Part 2!
I just spent an incredible summer in the Arctic Circle — Somerset Island in Canada, to be exact –flying drones!
Packing for a drone trek is complicated enough — you need to make sure you’ve got batteries, memory cards, cords, etc. And packing for the Arctic? That’s next level!
Here’s your essential Arctic drone packing list of 8 items that are specific to flying drones in the Arctic — NOT including the typical stuff you would bring on any drone trek.
- Muck Boots: You’re going to need a pair of durable boots for trekking in the Arctic. Sorry, but your New Balance running shoes just won’t cut it. In the Arctic, even if you are past the snowy season, that only means there is more mud to deal with and and rivers to cross (sorry, no paved trails here!). I highly recommend the Muck Boots.
They keep you warm and are durable in all terrains. I didn’t want to invest $100+ in a pair of boots that I would only wear once, so there is a silver lining here. I booked my Arctic drone adventure through Quark Expeditions, which is great, because they actually loan you a pair of boots for the week, including in the cost of the trip. Continue reading Flying drones in the North or South poles? Here’s your Arctic drone packing list