Top 3 Non-Essentials to bring along with you? I am curious to know what creature comforts people bring on wilderness trips.
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Depends on the type of trip|
Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-27-14 8:41 AM (EST)
I do more lake to lake tripping than river tripping so on some lake to lake trips the only non essential is a book.
My list of non essentials generally|
Posted by: rpg51 on Feb-27-14 7:03 PM (EST)
The thread is about Non-Essentials|
Posted by: sweeper on Feb-27-14 7:19 PM (EST)
Mastercard, Visa, Cash|
Posted by: jaybabina on Feb-27-14 9:02 AM (EST)
One time I ran up a river to find a park-like take out spot and what's across the street - a Deli. Luckily I always carry $5 singles in my boat and got a sandwich and coffee. Those were the days, it would be $10 now.
Posted by: deuce on Feb-27-14 9:21 AM (EST)
Nonessential is such a subjective concept. When I'm traveling "light" I get teased for all my gear. The teasing generally stops when my compadres take that first bite of cobbler or biscuits from my "nonessential" Dutch Oven. However, if someone held a gun to my head and told me I could take sleeping bag, pad, clothes and tent and one "nonessential" item said item would be my REI Flex chair. It's a Helinox knook off. If I could bring one more "nonessential" it would definitely be a Dutch Oven (aluminum). Or course with a little planning a twelve inch anodized DO oculd handle all the cooking chores, so as I said, nonessential is a subjective concept.
Posted by: kwalk on Feb-27-14 10:41 AM (EST)
A folding table-rollup
Three -non essentials|
Posted by: jackl on Feb-27-14 10:52 AM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Feb-27-14 11:08 AM (EST)
Most of my choices have already been mentioned.
Posted by: briansnat on Feb-27-14 12:06 PM (EST)
Posted by: yknpdlr on Feb-27-14 4:26 PM (EST)
I would think|
Posted by: mmulvey on Feb-27-14 8:07 PM (EST)
A first aid kit falls under "essentials" and would therefore be disqualified from these lists...I am surprised to see that few have mentioned my #1 and no one has mentioned #2
Depends on your sort of trip|
Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-28-14 12:59 PM (EST)
There are extended wilderness trips lake to lake upstream and downriver trips and a whole range of other trips.
is a fishing rod a creature comfort?|
Posted by: OptiMystic on Feb-27-14 8:23 PM (EST)
or a small telescope? It seems counter intuitive, but I relax by doing things.
Posted by: jeffers on Feb-28-14 12:30 PM (EST)
since I am still in my river dork stage(gotta start somewhere) I take a 600 watt radio cooler, 200 laser projector, cooler packed with beer, chairs, cots, and pajama pants to sleep in.
River Dork Stage|
Posted by: deuce on Feb-28-14 1:34 PM (EST)
That's funny, Jeffers. Glad to know it's only a stage.
An almost oxymoronic topic|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Feb-28-14 3:04 PM (EST)
But since I'm almost moronic, I'll almost reply.
One person’s luxury is another’s essenti|
Posted by: vic on Feb-28-14 3:44 PM (EST)
a few things i have brought|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Feb-28-14 4:40 PM (EST)
Well to twist the conversation a bit.
Posted by: pblanc on Feb-28-14 6:56 PM (EST)
No Tiki Torches?
There are only about 10 essentials|
Posted by: Waterbird on Mar-01-14 9:58 PM (EST)
in a typical survival kit, so anything beyond that is not essential.
Posted by: Rikjohnson on Mar-03-14 12:18 PM (EST)
and solar charger.
stuff to bring|
Posted by: ppine on Mar-03-14 6:23 PM (EST)
I want to camp with seatosummit.
Posted by: coreyr on Mar-04-14 10:03 PM (EST)
Pipes, tobacco, and The Glenlivet.
Wanda The Inflatable Boat Bitch|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Mar-05-14 12:07 AM (EST)
Go in style|
Posted by: Cahaba on Mar-05-14 10:15 AM (EST)
I once traveled overnight downriver with fold-up aluminum table, full size fold-up chairs, linen table cloth & napkins, china plates, wine glasses, T-bone steaks, potatoes for baking, salad, two bottles of wine, charcoal grill, 3-person tent, inflatable full-sized mattress with fitted sheets, comforter cover, pillows, portable toilet, and separate changing tent. There's nothing like roughing it in style. :-)
I would love to see you|
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-05-14 10:21 AM (EST)
in Algonquin with that kit.. No I won't help on the portages.
Clearly the canoe guys take alot more|
Posted by: dc9mm on Mar-05-14 2:30 PM (EST)
Boy the canoe guys are really spoiled with all the extras they take. Being a kayak only guy I cant take many extras. A crazy creek chair, a solar shower, and maybe some junk food (potatoes chips).