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NebraskaDano
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06/01/2020 04:47PM
So heading up in two weeks to go out to Beartrap Lake. I have a $60 gift card I need to spend at Cabela’s. I have all of the necessary stuff I need. What is something that I don’t necessarily need, but would be nice for my trip? What are some suggestions?
 
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06/01/2020 05:32PM
Chair or hammock?
 
alpinebrule
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06/01/2020 05:42PM
New really comfortable socks.
 
cyclones30
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06/01/2020 06:22PM
Breathable shirt, neck buff, new polarized sunglasses, new fishing lures or line?

I could spend a ton of money there on crap I didn't really need... oh wait, I just did that last week and it all showed up in five different shipments (I hate that).
 
kjw
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06/01/2020 06:46PM
Buy a Tilley hat. Cabelas sells them.
 
Jackfish
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06/01/2020 08:41PM
kjw: "Buy a Tilley hat. Cabelas sells them."
I was thinking the same thing, although you'll have to throw in another $20. If you like to fish, $60 or so will get you a nice spinning reel.

How about a camping pillow?
 
fishEH
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06/01/2020 09:24PM
Camp chair. Been backpacking and BWCA'ing for 22 years. As I've gotten older I've come to appreciate a chair with a backrest at the end of the day. WELL worth the 1lb!!
 
Blatz
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06/02/2020 08:51AM
A Helinox Zero or 1 camp chair are with their weight in gold if they sell them
 
bwcadan
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06/02/2020 09:41AM
Buy a bug whacker for each tent. Be sure you do what it takes to deep them dry. No mess on inside tent walls and a whole lot easier than killing by hand.
 
Oldtown13
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06/02/2020 11:44AM
1st choice would be camp chair like Helinox or similar.

2nd, would be a small packable table (especially if you fish). I like these in particular to clean fish while sitting in chair. MUCH more comfortable than kneeling on rocks and cleaning on ground.

3rd, I just purchased a couple Luci Lights, and did like them around camp at night.

4, Pocket Weather Radio? I use mine in BWCA and other wilderness areas. I've found it to be a handy thing to have.


 
prettypaddle
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06/02/2020 07:19PM
Kitchen sink Sea to summit I thought this was a waste of space until I used one my friend brought. Great for washing dishes but also for hand and face washing and toting water to put out the fire.
 
jrlatt
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06/02/2020 10:33PM
kjw: "Buy a Tilley hat. Cabelas sells them."

+ 1 I really like mine. You could also pick up some bait
 
burrow1
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06/03/2020 06:31AM
Just got new pillows from Outdoor Vitals
 
mjmkjun
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06/03/2020 09:19AM
I've had my Tilley hat fly off my head by a gust of wind when paddling across a lake. It floated while I turned the canoe to fetch it. A Tilley Hat with a modest brim width over those wider brims.
Weather Radio (shirt pocket size).
SS flask. (they don't hold odors)
 
Tomcat
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06/03/2020 09:59AM
 
NebraskaDano
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06/03/2020 02:26PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I already have a Helinox. Plus I already have a lucky hat I wear in the Boundary Waters. I went with a Waterproof phone bag so I can bring my phone. I’ve never brought it and want to take pictures and listen to music. I also got some new underwear called Saxx. I’m hoping my boys appreciate the luxurious pouch they get to sit in.
 
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