A complete equipment and clothing list will accompany each acceptance letter. Expensive items are a sleeping bag, hiking boots, and a backpack. The secret to effective dressing at NELP is layers. Style isn’t important at NELP; warmth is. There are ways to be thrifty when getting together your equipment for NELP, and it's also easy to spend several hundred dollars—most students, though, can plan to spend at least $200-300 on the required items. There might also be opportunities to borrow or buy used equipment from previous NELPers.