Canoeing

 

Canoeing Checklist - Standard

Item
Priority
 Check
Shelter & Transportation
Tent, Fly, Poles, Pegs Group Item
1
  
Ground Sheet  
1
  
Sleeping Bag
1
 
Sleeping Pad
1
   
Tarps Group Item  1  
Dry Sack, Duffel Bag, or Pack 
1
   
Personal Flotation Device (borrow if necessary) 1  
Canoe/Kayak & Paddles (at least one extra) 1  
Bail Pail (small) for canoe & Large sponge for cleanup 1  
Seat pad for canoe (can also be used in camp) 2  
"Kitchen" bag/pack for food, stove, ... Group Item
2
 
Kitchen Equipment
Stove & windscreen  Group Item
1
 
Propane/gas (enough for 6 days) 
1
 
Portable Fire Pit Optional Item  Group Item 2  
Pot Set/Mess Kit
1
 
Spatula & Fry Pan Optional Item  
3
  
Reflector Oven Optional Item Group Item3 
Coffee Press Optional Item Group Item3 
Coffee Grinder Optional Item Group Item3 
Aluminum Foil (Several uses)
2
  
Mesh Bag/Tea Towel  
1
  
Dish Soap  
2
  
Scouring Pad (Small)  
1
  
Dish Cloth/J-Cloth  
1
  
Saw & Axe (Leaders will bring, if necessary) Optional Item  Group Item
3
  
Water Bottle(s)
1
  
Larger container(s) with at least 8 L of water per person
1
 
Wide-mouth bottle for soaking dehydrated food
2
  
Water Filter/Pills (Leaders will bring filters; individuals should bring pills) Optional Item  
1
  
Cup (possibly insulated mug)
1
  
Bowl (if not part of mess kit; mug can do double duty for minimalists)
1
  
Fork & Spoon (Fork Optional)
1
  
Knife (small, sharp, folding, preferably with locking blade) 1  
Matches in sealed container (bring lots) 1  
Flashlight with AA batteries 1  
Extra batteries 1  
Small garden spade  
1
  
Camera, Memory Card & Extra Batteries
2
  
Extra large, heavy garbage bags (many, many)
1
  
Extra Ziploc Bags
1
  
Navigation
Map  
1
  
Compass
2
 
Whistle (must wear at all times on the water; preferably not around neck)) 1  
Field Guides (Route, wildlife, floral, ...)
3
 
Group Accessories & Kits 
Toilet Paper  
1
  
Tooth Paste & Floss (Look for small travel sizes) 
2
 
Medicine/First Aid Kit
(May be shared unless noted)
Sunscreen (MUST HAVE AND USE; BRING PLENTY!)
1
  
Lip Balm with UV protection (Must have)
1
  
Insect Repellent (MUST HAVE; BRING PLENTY!)
1
  
Tylenol or (Aspirin or Ibuprofen work as anti-inflammatory)
1
 
Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer
1
 
Bandaids (Assortment)
1
  
Small Roll Adhesive Tape
1
  
Tweezers
2
  
Afterbite and/or Antihistamine Cream
 
  
Antiseptic First Aid Cream
 
  
Wet wipes/Alcohol wipes
2
  
 
AR
  
Repair Kit
25-50 Feet Light Rope/Twine  
1
 
Safety Pins
 
  
Large Needle & Heavy Thread (in a rigid container)
 
  
Swiss Army Knife/Multitool (quality counts here)
3
  
Extra Tent Pegs (Club tents will have these) 
1
  
Duct Tape (At least one FULL roll)
1
  
Fun and Games 
Frisbee Optional Item
 
  
Travel Games, Cards Optional Item
 
  
Books/Magazines Optional Item
3
  
Journal 
 2
 
Clothing (Includes what you wear)
NO JEANS!  KEEP COTTON TO A MINIMUM!
3/4 - Pair synthetic/wool socks (can be worn in sandals when cool)
1
 
1 - Pair Camp Shoes (anything comfy)
2
  
1 - Pair Light Wet Shoes/sandals/neoprene booties, h20 socks
1
  
2/3 – Underwear (Some argue that this is not enough :-)
1
  
1 – Underwear Top (Preferably synthetic – available at Midfield)
1
  
1 - Long Underwear (preferably synthetic – available at Midfield)
1
  
2/3 - Shorts/Trunks
These two items may be covered by one or two pair of nylon (not cotton) zip-off pants.
1
  
1 - Wind Pants
1
  
2 - T Shirts, tank tops
1
  
1 - Long Sleeve Shirt (Sun protection)
2
  
1 - Sweater/sweatshirt
1
 
1 - Shell/Windbreaker
1
  
1 - Fleece Jacket  
1
  
1 - Set Raingear (MUST HAVE!)
1
  
1 - Pair Mini-gloves/light gloves
1
  
1 - Pair Warmer Gloves/Mitts (wool, fleece, neoprene)
2
  
1 - Headband/Toque/Warm Hat (useful in sleeping bag)
 
  
1 - Brimmed Hat (MUST HAVE!) Summer Item
1
  
1/2 Handkerchiefs/Bandanas (wet to cool off, strain water … many uses)
2
  
1 - Pair Sunglasses 
1
  
1 - Glasses/sunglasses safety strap with flotation 2  
1 - Bug hat/shirt (mostly for sand flies) 1  
Personal Toiletries
Comb
2
  
Toothbrush
2
  
Hairbands
AR
 
Beach towel (or smaller towel) 2  
Glasses Case
AR
  
Contact Lens Solution (find small, travel size, if possible)
AR
  
Wash Cloth and Small Towel
1
  
 Food
(Plan for 1 day longer than you intend to paddle; Keep extra meals simple.)
Meals inside of pack
 
 
5 Breakfasts (Make some no-cook for early-morning startups)
   
4 Lunches (Allow some as "rafting" lunches)
   
5 Suppers
   
1-3 “Emergency” meals (something simple, possibly no-cook)
   
Other
   
Jerky
   
Trail Mix
   
Dried Fruit
   
Other Snacks
 
 
Spices/condiments
 
 
Margarine, milk powder, ...
   
Fuel
   
Enough for 5 days on the water (2 canisters?) 
   
Fishing Gear  Optional Item
3
 
Keep this light and simple. Make sure hooks are well protected.

 

 
Legend
Usage Symbols
Priority
Optional Item Optional Item 1 Essential Item
Summer Item Summer Item 2 Desirable Item
Winter Item Winter Item 3 Totally Optional Item
Preferred Item Preferred Item AR As Required
Group Item Group Item NR Not Required