Canoeing - Summer 2010


Canoeing Checklist - Standard

Item
Priority
 Check
Shelter & Transportation
Tent, Fly, Poles, Pegs  Group Item
1
  
Ground Sheet
1
  
Sleeping Bag
1
 
Sleeping Pad (Jaimie & Aaron - we can lend you some)
1
   
Tarps Group Item  (Cal & Irene have a tarp to each under in rain, ...)
1 
Dry Sack, Duffel Bag, or Pack 
1
   
Personal Flotation Device (borrow if necessary) (Cal & Irene have 5)1 
Canoe/Kayak & Paddles (at least one extra) (Will borrow from Outdoors Club)1 
Bail Pail (small) for canoe & Large sponge for cleanup (Cal & Irene will round up)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 (Cal & Irene)
1
 
Propane/gas (enough for 6 days) (Cal & Irene)
1
 
Portable Fire Pit Optional Item  (Cal & Irene)2 
Pot Set/Mess Kit (Cal & Irene)
1
 
Spatula & Fry Pan Optional Item  (Cal & Irene)
3
  
Aluminum Foil (Several uses)
2
  
Mesh Bag/Tea Towel  (Cal & Irene)
1
  
Dish Soap    (Cal & Irene)
2
  
Scouring Pad (Small)    (Cal & Irene)
1
  
Dish Cloth/J-Cloth    (Cal & Irene)
1
  
Saw & Axe (Cal & Irene will bring) Optional Item    (Cal & Irene)
3
  
Water Bottle(s)
1
  
Larger container(s) with at least 8 L of water per person  (Cal & Irene have rounded these up)
1
 
Wide-mouth bottle for soaking dehydrated food (Cal & Irene)
2
  
Water Filter/Pills (Aaron can bring his as a backup) 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/Headlamp with AA batteries1 
Extra batteries1 
Small garden spade  (one per pair?)
1
  
Camera and more extra batteries
2
  
Extra large, heavy garbage bags (many)
1
  
Extra Ziploc Bags
1
  
Navigation
Maps & Itinerary  (Cal will provide these)
1
  
Compass & GPS 
2
 
Whistle (Canadian law requires a signalling device in each watercraft, clip to life jacket)1 
Field Guides (Route, wildlife, floral, ...)   (Cal & Irene)
3
 
Group Accessories & Kits 
Toilet Paper  (You be the judge on the quantity)
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
  
Aloe Vera Gel
Personal products, contact solution, medications, ...
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
1
  
Duct Tape (At least one FULL roll) - in case of canoe failure
1
  
Fun and Games 
Frisbee Optional Item
 3
  
Travel Games, Cards Optional Item
 3
  
Books/Magazines Optional Item
3
  
Journal & Pen
 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 (Crocs/Dawgs work well)
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 (synthetic)
1
  
1 - Long Underwear (synthetic)
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/fleece shirt
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 flotation2 
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 ItemOptional Item1Essential Item
Summer ItemSummer Item2Desirable Item
Winter ItemWinter Item3Totally Optional Item
Preferred ItemPreferred ItemARAs Required
Group ItemGroup ItemNRNot Required