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Overnight Paddling Trip Gear Checklist

Make Sure You Don't Forget Anything on Your Next Canoe Camping Trip


For an explanation on each of these items read Learn What to Take on Your Next (or first) Overnight Canoe or Kayak Paddling Trip which can be found on the previous page of this article. Feel free to print out this overnight canoe trip gear checklist to help you with your packing.

Camping Equipment to Bring on a Paddling Trip

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Pad:
  • Camp Pillow:
  • Camp Chair:
  • Flashlight:
  • Multipurpose Knife with tools:
  • Thermal Safety Blanket
  • Matches:
  • Lighter
  • Fire starter:
  • Zip Lock Bags:
  • Garbage Bags
  • Dry Storage Box:
  • Extra batteries:
  • Cell Phone:
  • Backpack:
  • Maps:
  • Compass:
  • Water Purifier or Water Tablets:
  • Rope:
  • Duct Tape:

Paddling Gear to Bring on an Overnight Canoe or Kayak Trip

  • Canoe or Kayak:
  • Paddle:
  • Spare Paddle:
  • PFD:
  • GPS:
  • Rope:

Toiletries to Bring on an Overnight Canoe Trip

  • First Aid Kit:
  • Sun block:
  • Chap Stick:
  • Toilet Paper:
  • Toiletry Bag:

Clothing to Bring on an Overnight Canoe Trip

  • Shoes for water: support.
  • Bathing Suit:
  • Towel:
  • Sunglasses:
  • Hat
  • Wind Breaker:
  • Rain Pants:
  • Undergarments:
  • Non-Cotton Shirt:
  • Extra Pants or Shorts:
  • Warm Clothes:
  • Hiking Shoes:

Cooking and Food Checklist for a Camping and Canoeing Trip

  • Cooler:
  • Ice Packs:
  • Stove:
  • Cookware:
  • 2 Gallons of Water per person:
  • Dry food Bars:
  • Meals:

Recreational Equipment that Can be Brought on an Overnight Canoe Trip

  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Video Camera
  • Fishing Gear
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Books
  • Cards [
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