Canoe Packing List

Clothing choices, Sleeping bag/pad, Backpacks, Boots, information available in the other link. Pricing and additional info is available at (Canada) mec.ca & (U.S) rei.com

Major First Aid, Water Purifiers, Camp Stoves, Fuel, Kitchen & eating utensils, Gear, Tarps, Bear Spray, are carried by the guides.

We will supply 115L dry bags that will hold all your gear + dry bags for day use.

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CLOTHING
Brimmed Sun/Rain Hat
2 Pants & Shorts: Fast drying nylon recommended
2 Shirts, 2 t-shirts
Socks: 4 Pairs
Underwear
2 Insulated Warm Tops: Fleece or Primaloft – one can be vest
Outer shell jacket – waterproof or breathable (Goretex brand common)
Rain Pants – seasonal choice/some hikers prefer shorts
Wool/Fleece Hat
Paddling gloves: will help prevent blistering
Mitts/Gloves: Especially in late season and up north
Camp shoes/
Hiking boots
Swim Suit – seasonal choice

EQUIPMENT
Sleeping Pad: Thermarest (Brand Name) or other air-filled is recommended.
Sleeping Bag – rated 3 Season or about -5C (Down best for warmth & compressible)
Pillow Case – pack clothes into at night for make shift pillow
Water Bottle 1L, 2L, or Camel back
Thermal Mug: Retains warmth longer than metallic
5 Plastic Garbage Bags -Used for waterproofing.
Glasses/Sunglasses with neck cord
Flashlight/Extra Batteries
Toilet Paper: Place in waterproof bag/container such as ziplock bag – one roll should suffice

FIRST AID
Personal Medication: Pack reserve dosage & give to guides
Personal First Aid Kit for minor cuts, etc (We carry a major First Aid kit – ask guides for assistance if you don’t have certain items)
Blister Pads – different sizes.
Sunscreen / +15 adequate
Tylenol / Ibuprofen
Lip Balm
Bug spray – Deet** concentration is most effective
** According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, DEET is the most effective product against bug bites. In 2 (1998 & 2014) research reviews, DEET was determined to not present a health concern to the user if label instructions were followed. EPA also determined that DEET was approved for use on children with no age restrictions.


TOILETRIES – Unscented & bio-degradable products are best for the environment
Brush/Comb
Towel/Wash Cloth
Soap/Shampoo
Toothpaste/Toothbrush
Shaving Gear/razor
Strenuous physical activity can advance or delay normal menstrual cycles

OPTIONALS
Reading Material
Journal/Pen
Binoculars
Knife
Camera/Extra Battery, Extra Memory Cards
Bug jacket or face wear

cellReception for cell/mobile phones in communities are fairly reliable.  No service while canoeing backcountry.