BWCA.com Boundary Waters Check List

Group Items - Items necessary for the group

Canoes - work out paddling partners  

Paddles  

Yoke Pads  

Map or Maps - Waterproof preferred  

Tents (Stakes, Poles) - Shared  

Rain Fly  

Ground Cloth  

Compass  

Bear kit - food pack suspension system.  

Extra Paddles - One Per Canoe  

Food bag or drum  

Fire starter  

Matches/Lighter  

Lightweight campstove or burners  

Fuel for campstove/burners/lantern  

Pots and pans for cooking  

Plates  

Cooking utensils  

Dish towel  

Coffee press, coffee pot, or instant coffee  

Sponge with scrub pad  

Camp saw  

Entry Permits (BWCA or Quetico)  

Bungee cords  

Big tarp  

Water filter / Iodine tabs  

Fillet Knife  

Rope  

Repair gear - duct tape, super glue, leatherman, thread, needle  

First Aid Kit  

Plastic Cutting Surface/Board  

Lantern with fuel and mantels  

Food/Snacks  

Cooking Oil  

Fish Breading  

Bow and Stern Lines  

Personal Items - Necessary Personal Items

PFD - Life Jacket  

Rain gear   

Glasses or contact lenses  

Duluth Pack, Dry Bags, and/or backpacks  

Sleeping bag  

Compression or Stuff Sack for Cloth and Sleeping bag.  

Camp Pillow  

Thermarest or other mattress  

Flashlight or Headlamp   

Extra clothing, sock, long underwear  

Swimsuit   

Jacket/Fleece for layering  

Compact Towel  

Winter Hat and gloves  

Water bottle / Nalgene  

Pocket Knife  

Trash bags and zip locks (keep things dry and seperated)  

Toothpaste  

Toothbrush  

Toliet Paper  

Camp Cup  

Plate  

Silverware  

Deoderant  

Hat (with brim)  

Sunglasses  

Sunscreen  

Insect repellent  

Biodegradable soap  

Any necessary medicines  

Lip Balm  

Money/Credit Cards/Traveler Checks  

Drivers/fishing license (Minnesota or Ontario)  

Fishing pole, reel, tackle  

Additional Items - Additional Items which are not necessary.

Camera  

Book  

Binoculars  

Notepad/pen  

Fishing Equipment  

Camp chair (crazy creek)  

Hammock  

Deck of Cards  

Spice Kit (salt, pepper, garlic, others)  

Paper towels  

Dry Clothing and shoes in car for way out.  

Live Bait  

Strong Net Bag and braided rope for an Anchor  

Toothpicks  

Lemon Scented Dawn - rumored to keep away black flies  

Plastic funnel - fuel filling  

Tripod  

Camp shovel  

GPS Unit  

Cell Phone  

Bandana  

Cooler/Block of Ice