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    hi
    normally i camp by backpacking in the mountains. so i am limited with what i am prepared to carry. the whole canoe camping idea is new to me, so, what item would you recomend to take on an oc camping trip that i wouldn't take when mountain walking....?

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    A canoe?

    SORRY!

    The luxury item I take is my wood fire + bag of wood.
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    Fresh steaks and real eggs (for at least the first day).
    The perfect canoe -
    Like a leaf on the water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue
    A canoe?

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    Smart!
    The perfect canoe -
    Like a leaf on the water

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    fresh food, a few beers and a big comfy tent if the weather is bad.

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    You've already asked elsewhere about a firebox so you know about that.

    A good big tarp so you can shelter from the weather but still be in the outdoors and if there are trees a hammock for sleeping in. I have said it before and I will say it again, once you take tot he trees you will never go to ground again.

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    Just a little more of everything you like...
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    When I go hiking I am limited to crappy little hatchets and folding saws; on a canoe trip I get to bring out the axe and take down bucksaw. Hiking equals nasty just add water food, and canoeing I have made chocolate cake. Hiking I like to keep the weight under 40 lbs, canoeing I often double that. What you can bring on a canoe trip is up to your imagination, but it is best if it can do more than one job. For example my girlfriend Angela wanted to bring a pillow on her first trip, (imagine the weight of a wet feather pillow) then I showed her how to make a pillow from a sleeping bag stuff sack filled with, a polar fleece jacket, a shirt, and a pair of pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyAyeMan
    For example my girlfriend Angela wanted to bring a pillow on her first trip, (imagine the weight of a wet feather pillow) then I showed her how to make a pillow from a sleeping bag stuff sack filled with, a polar fleece jacket, a shirt, and a pair of pants.
    We used to sleep on the ground. We'd pack two to a #3 Duluth pack. Then I started using a mat in winter. then it got to be summer. Now Wing packs a down pillow. It's an oversize pillow, and though it packs down tiny in our smallest stuff sack - it is just the idea of the thing.

    I'm still using the stuff sack filled with clothing, but I have to admit that pillow looks mighty inviting at night.
    The perfect canoe -
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    If I'm out for a luxury night, I use a little squidgy Nanok pillow - it's small, but it's still way more comfortable than a dry bag filled with other clothing.

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