Going on a canoeing trip is a lot of fun and can be a great way to get away from it all. It can take you to new places and show you things that you may not have seen otherwise. But are you going to plan your trip correctly? Here are some tips to help you!
The first thing you need to know before going on a canoeing trip is if it’s a wet weather canoe trip or dry weather. If you’re planning on canoeing in wet weather then it’s a good idea to pack some waterproof matches and something to keep you entertained. The other issue that you’re going to face in wet weather is that you’re going to have to deal with more water. So make sure that you’ve packed enough rain gear to cover you when it rains.
If it’s dry weather than you’re not going to have much to pack. But it doesn’t mean that you can slack off either. You’re still going to need to do a little research and pack appropriately. This means that you’re going to want to pack clothing for the colder nights, colder days and possibly even windy conditions. Don’t forget that if it’s windy you can always paddle out a little further and take some time outside.
So how does one prepare for this type of trip? Well, firstly you need to decide how long your trip will last. Will it be several days or a week long? If it’s going to be a longer trip than this then you’re going to want to start packing around six weeks prior to your departure. You don’t want to find yourself boxed into a small canoe. Pack as many clothes as you can afford because there is absolutely nothing you can do once you arrive at your destination.
Make sure that you have a tent and some camping equipment for when you get to your location and then pack all the extra items in a plastic bag. This will be your storage for your canoeing gear until you get to it. The reason for this is so that you don’t have to lug around a heavy tent with you that is too large for your canoe. I would suggest bringing at least two extra days with you, more if you can. Also bring some extra camping gear if you know you are going to be roughing it a bit. Food and water are extremely important and not covered in your canoeing trip insurance so make sure you check this out.
Hopefully now you are well prepared for your canoeing trip and have all the things you need to enjoy yourself. Don’t forget to explore your nearby areas as well. Get some ideas from others about what places you want to hit when on your trip and what to do when you aren’t paddling. Also don’t forget to take some pictures!