Northern Tier: Canoe Base

Packing List

Climate: Inland
Season: Summer
Duration: 9 Nights
Gender:

10 day canoe trips into the boundary waters of Minnesota and Canada.

Provided By Northern Tier

_______  Backpacking Stove - 2 per crew., fuel bottle, fuel funnel, and fuel.
_______  Bucket (Collapsible) - 4 Gallon
_______  Bucket (Plastic) - 1 Gallon
_______  Canoe - One per 3 people.
_______  Cooking Pots - 8qt, 4qt, 3qt, 2qt, 1.3qt, Coffee Pot, Lid Skillet.
_______  Dining Fly - One per crew.
_______  Emergency Communications - Radio or Satellite Phone depending on location.
_______  Fish Fillet Board
_______  Food - Including condiments and spice kit.
_______  Food and Equipment Packs
_______  Measuring/Dipping Cup
_______  Paddles
_______  Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
_______  Personal Gear Packs - 3 people per pack.
_______  Plastic Pack Liners (4 mil)
_______  Rope & Pulleys - For Bear Bagging.
_______  Saw - Folding
_______  Shovel (Small)
_______  Soap Kit - pot scraper, soap, bleach, scouring pads, matches
_______  Tent - 2 person and 4 person as needed.
_______  Toilet Paper
_______  Trail Oven - With liner pans and handle.
_______  Utensik Kit - Spatula, spoon, whisk, knife/spreader, slotted spoon, pancake turner, hot pot tongs.
_______  Water Purification Tablets - Polar Pure

Dry/Camp Clothes

_______  Hat (Knit)
_______  Jacket/Fleece
_______  Long Underwear (Mid Weight) - Usually not needed in July & August.
_______  Pants (Long) - Synthetic, or use rain pants.
_______  Shirt (Long Sleeve) - Synthetic
_______  Shirt (Short Sleeve, Wicking )
_______  Shoes (lightweight) - Sneakers or moccasins, not sandals or water-slippers.
_______  Socks - Wool or synthetic, one or two pair.
_______  Underwear - Synthetic, one pair.

Wet/Travel Clothes

_______  Hat (Brim)
_______  Hiking Boots - U.S. made jungle boots best. Old hiking or work boots good if instep drainage is added (read drill holes in the bottom of the boot to drain out water).
_______  Rain Gear - Top & Bottom. Good quality, no ponchos. Bottoms double as extra pants.
_______  River Pants - Synthetic zipper pants work well.
_______  River Shirt - Long sleeve synthetic good for keeping sun off, short sleeve wicking style good as well.
_______  River Socks - Wool or neoprene
_______  River underwear - Synthetic, fast drying.

Gear

_______  Bandana or Handkerchief - or small camp towel.
_______  Bowl
_______  Camera *
_______  Compass - (E)
_______  Cup
_______  Fishing Tackle - Small pocket size tackle box. *
_______  Flashlight - or headlamp. Waterproof best. Extra batteries & bulb (E)
_______  Head Net - For mosquitoes *
_______  Knife - Small pocket knife (E)
_______  Matches - In waterproof case (E)
_______  Sleeping Bag - Lightweight & Compact. 30 degree bag adequate. Compression stuff sack should be used.
_______  Sleeping Pad
_______  Spoon
_______  Stuff Sacks - For clothing. Use ziplock bags as well.
_______  Sun Glasses - With strap.
_______  Water Bottle - High quality, not old beverage bottles.
_______  Whistle - (E)

Personal Items

_______  Comb - Or small travel brush. *
_______  Lip Balm - With sunblock.
_______  Prescription Medications - Two supplies carried in different packs. *
_______  Tampons/sanitary napkins  (females only)  *
_______  Toothbrush

Crew Equipment

_______  Anti fungal cream or spray
_______  Binoculars *
_______  Day Pack - One per crew for sunscreen, bug repellent, etc. *
_______  Fillet Knife
_______  First Aid Kit (Large)
_______  Fish Stringer (Lightweight) - One per canoe
_______  Fishing Equipment & License - 3-6 rods per crew
_______  Foot Powder
_______  Hand Sanitizer - 2 - 8oz bottles
_______  Insect Repellent
_______  Leather Gloves - One Pair per crew. For camp chores, handling hot pots, etc.
_______  Maps - One set per canoe for your route. Interpreter will probably have a set also.
_______  Metal Mirror (small) *
_______  Repair Kit - Multi-tool, small spool of fine wire, duct tape, sewing kit.
_______  Rope - 50', 1/8" diameter for clotheslines, tarps and tents, shoe laces, repairs, canoe lines, etc.
_______  Skin Lotion - Unscented
_______  Spices for cooking - Extra spices in case crew really likes spicy food. *
_______  Sunscreen
_______  Toothpaste
_______  Water Purifier *
_______  Waterproof Ground Cloth (85" x 110" or 60" x 90") - Good during rainy weeks. For inside tents. *

Items For The End Of Your Trip

_______  Change of Clothing - Clean dry clothing.
_______  Dry Shoes
_______  Extra Toiletries - Shampoo, conditioner, shaving supplies, deodorant, washcloth, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.
_______  Sandals - Or flip/flops, for shower.
_______  Swim Suit - For sauna. Trunks for boys, one piece for girls.
_______  Towel (Large)

* Optional Item

(E) Should always be carried on person for emergencies.

See: http://www.ntier.org for up to date information.



Please Note:  This is only a recommended minimum set of equipment based on the past experiences of many individuals. We do not guarantee that it is all inclusive or appropriate for the activities you are planning. The trip leader, and common sense should always dictate the equipment you actually pack.
List generated on 4/16/2014 3:14:30 PM


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