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im heading up to the bwca in early june it will be a total of 4 ppl we are gonna go for the fishing walleys pike bass so whats the thing we should bring for camping ans every thing we will need and stay light

thank you

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Im not going to list everything you will need for your trip but there are many good Bwca books with lists in them and if you do a search on Bwca camping you should find a camping check list.

I will say make sure you rent or get good bags. Duluth bags are my favorite.

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Fishing rod and bait. grin.gif

Everything will need to be in a pack. Duluth Packs are designed to haul very large loads for short distances. Thats the type packs you'll want.

Rods and extra paddle gets lashed into the canoe.

You'll need water, forget boiling water, get a filter.

I bring live bait for eyes. Leeches are easiest, just keep them cool.

A light weight rain fly.

Lots of parachute cord.

First Aid kit.

A sturdy, deep lugged, non insulated boot for the portages. Army boots IMO are the best boot made. Your second shoe can be anything non insulated.

Sun screen

Bug dope

Medicine(prescription) and let your members now what your taking.

Nylon stuff sack for an anchor

non insulated leather gloves

3 lighters in separate places

LED Headlamp and one set of batteries

Hand soap

Wash Cloth






extra mono

Duct Tape

Large Caliber Hand Gun

Small marker buoy

Hand help GPS


Lake Maps




Pocket knife

fry pan



Life Jackets

Change of clothes

Extra wool socks

Clothing appropriate for the weather

Rain Gear

Trail Mix

Food (whole nother topic)

water bottle


back rest/chair

Give your route and time expected back to someone back home


Garbage bags

Sleeping bag

sleeping pad(optional)



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i agree with surface tension...except for a couple of things...the "optional" by sleeping pad...sleeping pads with make all the differnce in getting a good nights rest in the rocky ground of the b-dub...bring will need it. you will also want something to protect your food from bears. there are plenty of black bears out there that love to get into your food. they are not going to bother you, just your food. they have bear safe containers at all the outfitters..or you can rig up a "bear hang" with ropes and pullies. it is no fun to have all your food munched on by a bear.

hope that helps


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The best anchor I have found is a basketball net tied off on 1 end and toss rocks in it and then tie your rope to the other end loops. Works awesome. Bring 2 they are light. A clip on your rope end makes it easy to unclip and dump the rocks out so you dont have to lift it in the boat if you dont want.

Also some pulleys and rope to tie your food up in a tree to keep bears out.

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Looks like Surface tension doesnt need rope or pulleys to keep bears away. Hes packing a large caliber handgun \:\)

just teasing. I like guns too.

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I have never needed a gun in the Bwca. Bears and moose usually run away with some pots and pans smacked around or a good placed rock.

Hopefully there will never be a crew of idiots like they had up there last year to have to worry about defending yourself from.

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Here is a helpful site you can use

Surface tension pretty much covers it all! Enjoy the trip it is a beautiful part of the country.

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