Planning and Preparing

The crew of the Flora Burn have been busy planning and packing for the big day of departure.  Here are some pictures of packing day one: The sorting and reconciling of the many first aid kits.

When we first started planning this trip, one of things we kept looking around for was a list of gear people took.  We searched the blogs of some of the folks who had done the trail and many had some helpful items to bring, but no comprehensive lists.  So, we thought we’d put our list up to help future paddlers — we’ll also probably add to the list at the end of the trip with things we wish we had!

Gear List

Camping Gear

  • Stove
  • Stove fuel
  • Head lamp
  • Knife/leatherman
  • Tents
  • Cook set (utensils, cook pots)
  • Compass
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Pillow
  • Water filter/purifier/tablets
  • Water jug
  • Dry Bags backpack
  • Matches —  waterproof
  • Fire starter
  • Food waste bag
  • Hatchet
  • Carabiners
  • Batteries
  • Tarp
  • Flares or some kind of emergency light
  • Water Bottles
  • Shovel for poop
  • Lantern
  • Zip-lock Bags – Various Size
  • Survival blanket
  • Food canister
  • Wet/shower naps

Canoeing Gear

  • Bungy cords
  • Dr. bronners soap
  • Maps
  • Rope
  • Duct tape
  • Big sponge
  • Rags
  • PFDs
  • Paddles
  • Knee pads/foam
  • Canoe chairs
  • Yoke
  • Bailing bucket
  • Whistle
  • Gloves
  • Canoe cart

Personal / Etc

  • First aid kit / sewing kit
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Towels
  • Shampoo/toothpaste/dental floss
  • Sandles/ crocs
  • Sneakers
  • Galoshes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Rain Gear
  • Camera
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Journals
  • List of important phone numbers
  • Cell phones and chargers
  • Masquito Netting
  • Watches
  • Alarm clock
  • Passports
  • Mailing addresses of friends and family
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