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The packing list below is a general overview of appropriate clothing for your canoeing trip. Be sure to click on the comprehensive list to ensure you’ve got everything you need. When you work with an outfitter, they will provide all gear and safety equipment including life jacket, canoe, and paddles to make sure you are prepared for every adventure! A full packing list for an overnight canoe trip can be found here. Please contact First Descents if you have any questions regarding this packing list.
(The list below is based on a layering system for warmth)
Cotton is a poor choice for outdoors activities due to its high thermal conductivity (rate of energy loss). When it gets wet, cotton allows the moisture to sit on your skin, in turn cooling you instead of keeping you warm. In other words, you don’t stay very warm or dry with cotton!
The outfitters will provide all the necessary canoeing gear, which will include this comprehensive list.
Determine if you’ll be packing your own food or if you’d like to arrange food from your outfitter!