What to bring

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This general checklist can be applied to trips lasting two or more days. Each paddler is responsible for his/her own lunch. However, we will provide a continental breakfast, evening meal and water for every paddler on each day of the trip. We will also provide snacks such as fruit and trail mix. If you have a favorite snack or drink, you may consider bringing them along.

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Canoe Essentials

  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Mosquito repellent *A must for Louisiana*
  • Sunglasses w/ eyeglass strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves (Remember you are paddling)
  • Sun hat (with brim)
  • Waterproof containers and gear bags
  • Canoe chair/back rest (optional)
  • Whistle (for emergency use only)
  • Sponge
  • Identification


Camping Clothing

  • Rain gear
  • Windbreaker
  • T-Shirt (Louisiana can be sunny and hot)
  • Quick-drying pants
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Old shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Bandana


Camping Gear

  • Tent,tarp, or bivy sack
  • Ropes and stakes
  • Ground cloth
  • Gear repair/sewing kit
  • Sleeping bag in waterproof stuff sack
  • Sleeping pad/air mattress
  • Sit pad or sleeping-pad chair kit
  • Lantern w/extra mantles
  • Garbage bags
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and film w/waterproof case
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Watch/alarm clock
  • Lip balm
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Wet wipes
  • Towels, soap, and shampoo
  • Brush/comb
  • Other persona toiletry items
  • Money
  • Prescription medication
  • Aspirin and antihistamine

Evening Events

  • Casual attire

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