There are things that are of a personal nature. So, before your multi-day trip, think about what you might need. You might need your diary or other personal items.
With this comprehensive packing list, you are well prepared for an unforgettable canoeing and hiking adventure in nature.
Remember to check the weather forecast and familiarize yourself with the planned route before your journey. Respect nature and leave it as you found it. Enjoy the spirit of adventure and the beauty of the wilderness!
Sleeping pad or air mattress
Camping stove and gas canister
Utensils or spork (combination of spoon and fork)
Matches and lighter
A dry bag for important items (not everything needs to go in the dry bag)
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- Performance shirt made of merino wool for comfortable wear and easy care.
- Outdoor pants (preferably zip-off for variable weather conditions).
- Lightweight, quick-drying shoes, as wet feet are inevitable while canoeing.
- Headgear, such as a cap, to protect yourself from the sun.
- Rain jacket for unexpected rain showers.
- Swim trunks, bikini, or swimsuit for refreshing swimming stops.
- Flip flops (optional, alternatively, you can go barefoot).
- Bug jackets (yes, they really exist!) which can be found in Canada, and we highly recommend them, especially when carrying a canoe.
- Underwear and socks.
Ziplock bags for packaging food (reusable).
Reusable water bottles or a hydration system (consider water filter or boiling water).
Dried fruits and nut mix as energy-rich snacks.
Coffee powder and possibly milk powder or alternative products.
Tea bags for hot beverages.
Marshmallows for campfire enjoyment.
Instant meals for quick and easy preparation.
- Cell phone (check network coverage and pre-download hiking or mapping apps).
- Powerbank and compatible charging cable.
- Headlamp (charged).
- Tripod and camera (consider the additional weight).
Health & Hygiene
- First aid kit
- Sunscreen for protection against UV rays
- Toilet paper and biodegradable soap (use the soap away from water sources)
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Insect repellent to ward off annoying bugs
- Deodorant, if necessary ;-)
- Important personal medications
- Backpack for your personal gear
- Identification and health insurance card
- Sunglasses to protect your eyes
- Pocket knife for various purposes
- Headlamps (fully charged)
- Some cash in the local currency for unforeseen expenses
- Folding shovel (especially for long hikes without toilets)
- Dog leash and harness
- Dog food for the days
- Dog backpack - we find it very practical!
- Collapsible dog bowl
- First aid kit, not only for yourself but also for your dog in case of injuries
Download packing list
Here is the list available as a downloadable PDF