Since your Canoe Camping Checklist needs will be similar to Kayak Camping, for those of you Kayaking can use this list adjusting it to your needs. The checklist will consist of several pages, with sub categories or checklist. This will be time consuming on you first trip, but eventually you will develop a Canoe Camping Checklist that can be use for every trip. Goal being to take what you need, leaving the rest at home. In a long run will also save you money, allowing you to purchase the best within your budget.
Pages that maybe included are:
The obvious is that you will a canoe, but also you will need camping equipment, supplies, food and clothing. When making your any of your checklist, start with the very basics and expand from there. Think about the space you have, this will not only help quickly decide what you really need, but also help you decide what you need to purchase. The items you purchase will have to be more compact. Pre-staging the items on your checklist will help you in determining what remove or add to you list.
One concern you will have is keeping all your items dry, various sizes of Zip Lock bags will be a necessary item. Large storage Zip Lock bags are now large enough to put your clothes etc. In addition, the use of a food sealer machine would come in handy for one-time use items. Items can be purchased that are specifically for canoeing or kayaking which come in waterproof case/bags or are quick drying.
Below are two links that will give you an idea of some of the items on each of these checklists.
Camping Equipment Checklist - include items that are need each trip
Canoe Supply Checklist - items that need to be replaced each trip
Other list that may be useful are Clothing List, and Packing List. These are list that will be ever changing depending on where you are going, how long you will be gone and what time of year. To easily create these list, if you are computer suave is to create a spread sheet for each of them and edit them when planning each trip.
You may be going on vacation, but the chances are you are going to be in the the middle of nature so be prepared.
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