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Gear

Selecting the right outdoor gear for a boundary waters trip is an essential part of the planning process. Gear selection should depend on durability, weight, size, group size, and other personal preferrance factors. Use this guide as a starting point for adding to your gear collection.

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Packs

Packs

The right packs are important to a enjoyable Boundary Waters experience. Traditional hiking backpacks don't work well for canoe travel. Keep moving on the portages trails with time tested traditional and high tech portage packs.

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Paddles

Paddles

A long day of paddling makes one appreciate a paddle of good quality and fit.

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Canoes

Canoes

There are a variety of canoe companies and designs which support the family trips, deep woods travelers, or soloists bound for the BWCA.

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Camping Gear

Camping Gear

Your guide to the essential camping gear for Boundary Waters adventures.

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Camp Cooking

Camp Cooking

Whether you are cooking for a large group or keeping it light for a backpacking trip, we have cooking gear in our guide for you.

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Navigation And Maps

Navigation And Maps

Don't get lost in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area by not having the right navigation tools on hand. Make sure to have a compass and know how to use it. Also a GPS can be used for an additional navigation guide and for marking and finding special spots.

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Clothing And Footwear

Clothing And Footwear

The right clothing and footwear for your trip can help improve your trip experience.

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