My 1st Canoe
This day was the wrap-up of my packing. I am really bad about packing too much gear, so I decided this time to weigh everything and then my future trips can be tweaked so that I can reduce how much I pack. I finished with a total of 147 lbs in my canoe. 6 lbs of tarp pole, rods, and paddle 21 lbs of blue barrel with food 25 lbs of personal pack 11 lbs of tackle box 45 lbs of gear crate 39 lbs of gear pack
New gear for this trip includes a beautiful paddle my school gave me after my 40th year of teaching (10 at The College School), a canoe Crazy Creek, a few new fishing lures, and a tarp pole that I rigged up from a painter's roller pole and tennis ball.
I got my food packed, trying to keep the meals simpler this time. I'm trying the Mountain House freeze-dried for dinners when I don't catch fish. Simple peanut butter & jelly with tortillas, lots of oatmeal, some pancake mix with dried blueberries and syrup, Tang, fish breading from a recipe I got off this site, lots of trail mix, some hot chocolate mix, and some oranges.