What should I pack for a day canoeing?
See our Backpacking, Camping, or Day Hiking checklists for additional options.
- Tent, tarp or bivy sack.
- Sleeping bag.
- Sleeping pad.
- Meals and snacks.
- Cooler (with ice)
- Stove and fuel.
- Cookset and utensils.
- Dishes, bowls and cups.
What do you wear for canoeing in the fall?
–A splash jacket or dry top and some waterproof or quick-drying pants over everything will keep you protected from brisk autumn winds, rain, and whatever chop and spray may be stirred up by them. Utilizing a spray skirt, if your kayak can accommodate one, will help mitigate cold water sloshing into your boat as well.
What should I wear if I don’t have a wetsuit?
Without a full wetsuit, you’re going to need to layer up to protect yourself from the cold. And it’s worth repeating again – no cotton. Instead, aim for a base layer made with polypropylene (or anything similar such as Under Armour cold gear).
What kind of shoes do you wear canoeing?
A water bootie or water shoe is the ideal choice for kayaking. They will stay on your feet, keep out the rocks, and your feet will stay warm while kayaking. Water sandals with proper straps are also a good option, though you might have chilly feet if the weather is cool.
What should I pack for a 5 day canoe trip?
- Headlamp with extra batteries.
- First aid kit.
- PFD-mounted knife.
- Bear spray / bear bangers.
- Bug spray and bug jacket.
- Repair kits for sleeping pads, tents and stoves; include duct tape and repair tape.