What To Bring

The Complete Boundary Waters Packing List

How To Pack For A BWCAW Canoe Trip

Included With Full Outfitting:

  • Canoe
  • PFD
  • Paddles and a spare
  • Canoe Seat
  • Food
  • Tent (with rainfly and ground cloth)
  • Tarp
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Pillow
  • Portage Packs with Liners
  • Camp Stove with Fuel
  • Coffee Pot or Press
  • Cook Kit
  • Fry Pans
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Utensils (Forks, spoons, knives, plates,
    measuring cups, bowls, serving spoon, spatula)
  • Hot Drinks Mug
  • Water Bottle
  • Folding Water Bucket
  • Dish Soap and Scrubbie
  • Food Hanging System
  • Pack Saw
  • Pack Towel
  • Boat Tape
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Garbage Bags and extra Ziplocs
  • Matches and Lighters
  • Firestarters
  • Cook Grate and Trowel (Quetico)
  • Food Pack or Bear Barrel

Personal Items:

  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 2 shirts
  • 3 pairs of underwear
  • Shorts
  • Wet boots
  • Dry boots
  • Wool socks
  • Camp gloves
  • Good rain gear
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray and Headnet
  • Dry bag or compression sack for your clothes
  • Lip Balm
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Warm clothes (depending on weather)
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Multi-tool
  • Prescription Medication
  • Small hand towel
  • Maps
  • Map Case
  • Compass
  • Knife
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water Filter
  • Sunglasses with lanyard
  • Camera
  • Extra Lighters
  • Extra Rope
  • Fishing Rod and Tackle (optional)
  • Filet Knife (optional)
  • Books (optional)
  • Field Guides (optional)
  • Paper and Pencil (optional)
  • Playing Cards (optional)
  • GPS (optional)
  • Binoculars (optional)

Optional Items available for Rent:

  • Satellite Phone
  • BugOut Tarp (Highly Recommended during bug season)
  • Helinox Camp Chair
  • Camp Table

**OUTFIT WITH US AND SAVE 10% ON RETAIL STORE AND THE BOUNDARY WATERS CATALOG PURCHASES.**
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  • 105 N. Central Ave
    Ely, MN 55731

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    Monday - Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm

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