2   Three-person tents -- We   used 2 Marmot tents, the Marmot Limelight 3 and the Marmot Twilight 3. Great   Tents! Durable, light and reasonably waterproof. Ensure you have a tarp to   use as a ground sheet. We also packed the tents in 30-Liter Drybags.




3 Food Barrels -- In our opinion,   there is no better way to store food while canoeing than in barrels.   Waterproof, animal-proof and problem-proof.


3   Barrel Harnesses -- When   shopping for a barrel harness avoid Hooligan’s products at all costs. North   49 and Eureka make harnesses that last.


6 Canoe Packs -- Algonquin   Outfitters makes the best canoe packs out there. All the straps are exactly   where they should be, they dry quick and we didn’t have one rip the entire   journey. AMAZING PRODUCT!


6   Personal Packs -- We   each brought a small ‘day-pack’ for rain gear and small personal items


6 70-Liter Dry Bags -- Eureka outfitted us   with 6 large drybags. They fit perfectly in our canoe packs and they were   100% waterproof. They fit everything you need for 120 days on the water and   they still as good as new after the trip is done. Another great product.




1   Pot Set -- World   Famous supplied us with a comprehensive set that included a large and small   pot as well as a high rimmed pan. It packs together efficiently and it gives   you everything you need to cook on trip. They also threw in a foldable frying   pan, which packs well and is built to last.


6 Collapsible   Tupperwares -- World Famous makes   great trip Tupperware. This item allows you to precook lunches the night   before to avoid wasting daylight in the kitchen. It is great to have a place   to store leftovers for a rainy day.


1   Fillet Knife -- It   took us a little too long to realize this is a must if you plan to do any   fishing.


10 Pairs of Work Gloves -- Its great to have   gloves on trip. Whether you’re collecting wood, cooking over a fire,   portaging or paddling, gloves come in handy on trip.


Cutlery -- We   experimented with lightweight collapsible cutlery, but in the end we found   that normal utensils last longer and are small and light enough to lug around   without affecting your trip.


Big Spoon -- Go with   a large metal one. The light stuff isn’t worth it.


Spatula -- Again, we   found having a weightier one to be best.


Tongs -- Don’t need them. Awkward to carry. We ditched ours.


Measuring Cup -- Handy while baking and makes for a great scooper.


Foldable Cutting   Boards -- Get something small and collapsible. All you need is a surface.


6   Plastic Bowls and 4   Plastic Plates -- MEC   makes amazing trip dishes. They are super easy to clean and they won’t crack   on you.


1 Dutch Oven -- We ended up   ditching ours because of its bulkiness and weight. We found grilling bannock   pitas over the grill to be far easier than baking bread. If you are   travelling a lot of distance we suggest doing it without a dutch oven.


2   Washing Basins -- World   Famous makes an amazing product for washing dishes. Having basins especially   for dishes allowed us to avoid polluting the lakes without


1 Grill - Don't worry about it have legs. There are always rocks around. 

Personal   Gear


Rain Jacket and   Rain Pants (1 Each) -- After 120 days of   life outside any rain gear’s effectiveness is going to begin to wear. We used   World Famous’s Rockwater Designs rain gear and we remained comfortable   through storms.


Base   Layer – Long-underwear bottoms and tops (1 Each) -- Having   a warm light base layer is crucial for tripping outside of the summer months   and Rockwater Designs makes a terrific and affordable product.


River Pants (1 Each) -- Misty Mountain   makes great quick dry ‘shpants’. Lots of pockets with a nice lightweight belt   clip. This is a perfect product for canoe tripping.


Mesh   Underwear (2   Each) -- World   Famous makes a great line of mesh underwear that are perfect for trip. Light,   quick dry, breathable and easy to clean. 


Wool Socks (2 pairs each) -- Wool is the way to   go for socks. Very warm and easy to dry out.


Fleece   Sweater (1 Each) -- We   enjoyed Misty Mountain's Fleeces. Very comfortable, warm, light and quick to   dry. Fleeces are a must for trip mornings and evenings.


T-Shirts (3 Each) -- We each had 2 light   cotton T-Shirts for paddling and 1 for town runs. We found that despite what   you may have heard about cotton, a nice light T-Shirt is great for paddling.


Sweatshirt   and Sweatpants (1   Each) -- Roots   makes comfortable sweatwear to slip into after a day of paddling. We all   agreed that the extra weight was well worth the comfort. If you’re out for   120 days comfort is important.


Touque (1 Each) -- We each wore Roots   touques every night and morning. Whichever product you pick, touques are a   must.


Warm   Jacket (1   Each) -- Raingear   gets wet and you often need something warmer to get into on brisker nights.   We used Roots’s Kitsalano Jacket. It also makes for a great pillow.


Extra Socks and   Underwear -- Life on the water   can get kind of gross. Pack accordingly.


Sleeping   Bags (1   Each) -- We   use -7 Sleeping bags. Some used down which packs smaller than synthetic but   it also takes longer to dry. Personal preference. Both worked well.


Sleeping Pads (1 Each) -- We all had small   inflatable sleeping pads. Both MEC and Thermarest make light mattresses that   work well. Either way they make unlivable conditions very livable.


Boots (1   Pair Each) -- We   all wore Roots Boots on site. They were a warm and comfortable home for our   feet after a wet day on the water and they were perfect for life on site.


Anphibion Water   Shoes (1 Pair Each) -- We each had a different   pair, but Merrel and Salomon seemed to work best for the longest. Its   important to have a shoe that you don’t hesitate to walk in the water with,   but more importantly they need to be built to last.


Flip   Flops -- Most   of us also had a pair of Tevas or flip flops to throw on if we weren’t going   to be doing too much outside of the boat. Its important to let your feet air   out.


Headlamps (1 Each) -- For obvious reasons   we all needed headlamps. There is a lot of variety out there. Look for a   light with a dimming feature and a strobe light for signaling.


PASSPORT -- We   crossed the border several times. Passports make that a lot easier.




1 High Powered LED   Waterproof Flash light -- We used a Shockwave   LED Princeton TEC Flashlight to look out for obstacles while night paddling.   Its good to have something more than a headlamp.


Fiberglass   Repair Kit -- We   experimented with a lot of different repair products. Make sure you have a   basic kit with epoxy and spare fiberglass sheets. It is also worthwhile to   carry around puddy epoxy to fill in more significant damages.


Solar Charger -- We used a Power   Monkey. It has all the cords you need. Make sure to bring extras because they   tend to get damaged in packs. The technology has a lot of room to improve,   but all in all we were happy with this product.


GPS   Tracker/Satellite Communication System -- We   used DeLorme’s InReach. It syncs up to your smartphone and turns it into a   messaging system that works anywhere. It allowed us to update Facebook and   Twitter and to have live tracking of our route on our website. It also   provided us with an SOS button to alert local ambulances in case of   emergency. A great product that is constantly improving. Highly Recommended!


Wireless Waterproof   Speakers -- We used an Eco   Extreme Rugged All Terrain Speaker Case. It is a Pelican case with built in   speakers. Completely waterproof with great battery life and sound. Also   HIGHLY Recommended.


Cameras -- We used a Cannon EOS Rebel XS as   well as a couple smaller digital cameras. We also had large padded pelican   cases to protect them.


Toilet Paper -- 2 Rolls for 5 days   should get the job done. We packed extra. Its easy to pick up more as you go   once you find your rate of consumption.


Tarps   and Rope -- We   had 4 10-foot by 12-foot tarps. We also had plenty of rope for clothes lines   and hanging tarps. You can never have too much rope.


Sunscreen, Duct   Tape, NO BUGSPRAY, pocket knives, Can opener…. -- Little things are   important out there.




25   Foot Voyageur Canoe -- We   purchased our canoe from Northwoods Canoe based out of Cochoran Alberta. It   is the Selkirk model and is fiberglass with wooden seats and thwarts. While   we didn’t feel its construction was perfect, it got us to where we needed to   get and we loved it. Having it built near our departure destination was a huge   time and money saver and is something to consider.


10 Voyageur   Canoe  Paddles -- We used 10 60-inch   paddles built by Voyageur Canoe Company out of Millbrook Ontario. Very   satisfied with the product.


2   Large Lining Ropes -- We   tied 30 foot climbing ropes onto each end of our canoe for lining around   rapids and tying up to docks and trees.


2 30-Liter Food Dry   bags -- We always packed   food for the day in 2 dry bags which were left loose in the boat for easy   access. Coolers work too. Digging into barrels every time you want to eat is inefficient and frustrating.


Sail -- We   used a old tent fly to catch the wind. Whatever you use make sure its   accessible