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Canoe Tripping with a Hammock & Dog (active)

This is an active list so it's one of the lists I keep up-to-date with my latest gear. Some of my other lists have been frozen in time since they were used on specific trips and reflect the gear I had on that trip.

82lbs 12.43oz

Bits & Pieces

1lbs 15.52oz

Fat Wood

I bring a small piece that I carve off a larger piece I have. It's about the length of my thumb but half as thick. 
0.3oz
 

Writing Material

Field Notes, 48-Page Memo Book
Includes small pencil 
1.4oz
 

Micro Towel

PackTowel, Hand
16.5" x 36" 
1.5oz
 

Credit Card

Visa, Credit Card
 
0.14oz
 

Drivers License

Government Issue, Ontario Drivers License
 
0.14oz
 

Cash - $40

Just in case I need it. Used $20 before to give to someone who gave me a ride to my car on a windy day that I had to hit shore early. 
 

Health Card

Government, Ontario Health Card
Good for ID and if I need to be admitted to a hospital or clinic. 
0.14oz
 

Trowel

TheTentLab, The Deuce #2
 
0.5oz
 

iPhone

I generally can't get a signal with it and keep it off so I don't bring a battery charger. I just bring it as a backup camera, GPS, light and map. I also use it to read books on in the evening. 
4.5oz
 

Ass Pad

Thermarest, Z Seat
 
2.1oz
 

Reading Glasses

Foster Grant, MicroVision Gideon Compact Reading Glasses
 
1.1oz
 

Insect Repellent

Ben's, 30 Deet Wilderness Formula
In small plastic spritz container. 
1.8oz
 

Binoculars

Nikon, Aculon 10x25
 
10.2oz
 

Sun Block

Kin-e-sys, SPF 30
In a 30ml plastic spray bottle. 
1.5oz
 

Extra Rope (20')

Unknown, 200 lb tensile strength
Light, reflective rope for various uses. Mainly for extending lines on the tarp. 
0.5oz
x 2
 

Bag for Bits & Pieces

Katadyn
It's the bag from my Katadyn Hiker that I just use to hold all the little bits and pieces together. 
1oz
 

Headlamp

Black Diamond, Spot
Awesome light. Very bright with an excellent beam.  
3.1oz
 

Handkerchief

handkerchief
General use cloth handkerchief. 
1.1oz
 

Camera Gear

3lbs 3.7oz

Spare Battery (Canon G7 X)

Newmowa, NB-13L
 
0.75oz
x 6
 

Camera (Video/Photo)

Canon, G7X Mark II
 
11.3oz
 

Trail Camera

Coolife, HD 1080P 16MP
I use this to capture wildlife visitors at night. By attaching it to a tree in, or close to, my campsite it'll take photos and videos of any visitors that pass by it. The weight includes 4 AA batteries. 
1lbs 1oz
 

Tripod - Medium

Andoer, Lightweight Travel Camera Tripod
 
12.2oz
 

Tripod - Small

Joby, GorillaPod Action Tripod
 
6.5oz
 

Spare SD Cards

SanDisk, 16gb
 
0.2oz
 

Canoe Related

47lbs 11.65oz

Life Jacket

Keep a Float, Contour
Weight includes a Fox 40 whistle attached to the zipper for easy access in the canoe 
14.75oz
 

Ballast (30L Dry Bag)

MEC, Nano 30L Dry Bag
I fill this with water and put it at the front of the 16' canoe when paddling solo to even out the weight, otherwise the wind treats me as a play thing and it's very hard to control. 4.2oz. 
4.2oz
 

Paddle (extra)

Unknown, Voyageur
I use this when paddling the canoe in and heading out from shore. I tend to push of rocks and such with it and prefer to save my nice Grey Wolf Ottertail for the deeper paddling. 
1lbs 6.7oz
 

Canoe

Souris River, 16' Kevlar Prospector
Just love this boat. 
43lbs
 

Painter / Bear Bag Rope

50' of rope, tied to the bow of the canoe 
5.5oz
 

Bailer

Homemade
Plastic juice jug (with handle) cut in half for bailing the canoe. 
2.6oz
 

Paddle

Grey Owl Paddle Company, Ottertail
Very nice feel and flex for paddling the canoe is deeper water. 
1lbs 9oz
 

Bilge Sponge

Ultra Absorbent for bailing the canoe 
0.9oz
 

Dog

1lbs 1.4oz

Dog Treats

various
For training and general treats. 
3.1oz
 

Dog Treat Bag

 
0.1oz
 

Micro Tarp (25" x 35")

DIY
Made from ripstop from an old tent. Just stitched in loops on the corners. This is measured to fit from thwart to yoke in the canoe to give my K9 companion cover from sun or rain. It also works as a ground sheet for them to chill on at camp. I use it for under the hammock too, for when I change. 
2.2oz
 

Dog Food

The weight here indicates the weight per meal and there are two meals a day. 
3.2oz
x 3
 

Dry Bag for Dog Food

Asolo
 
1oz
 

Dog Dish

Lock & Lock, Round
Can lock up the food and keep it handy so my dog can eat throughout the day. 
1.4oz
 

Fishing

1lbs 2.6oz

Fishing Tackle Box and Supplies

DIY
In this mini tackle box I have 9 lures and spinners, 2 metal leaders, one small bobber, 1 ready made sinker and hook line and two extra sinkers. 
7oz
 

Fishing Reel

Tebco, Prostaff 10
 
8.4oz
 

Fishing Rod

Goture , Telescopic Fishing Rod
Great for backpacking. It's light, compacts down pretty small and doesn't have extra padding on the handle which just makes it bulkier. 
3.2oz
 

Food & Water

6lbs 6.7oz

Water 1L

Universe, H20
The weight of just 1L of water, no container. While hiking or portaging I like to keep 1 litre on me. 
2lbs 3.2oz
 

Dry Bag for Food

Outdoor Research
 
1.5oz
 

Food

Generally the food goes from 1 - 2lbs per person per day depending on things like how much dehydrated foods you have, it could come out or whole fruits. I generally make my own meals using my dehydrator. 
1lbs 6oz
x 3
 

Hygiene

7.01oz

Dental Floss

Oral-B, Satin
Small spool of it. Also useful for repairs and can be used as a thread or line. 
0.01oz
 

Hand Sanitizer

Purell, Hand Sanitizer
In plastic 30ml squirt bottle. 
1oz
 

Dry Bag for Toilet Paper

Sea To Summit, Ultra-Sil Dry Sac (small)
2 litre bag 
0.5oz
 

Toilet Paper

 
3oz
 

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Oratek, TOOB Travel Toothbrush
Toothbrush & toothpaste in all-in-one system 
1.5oz
 

Soap

Campsuds
Biodegradable. In 30ml squirt bottle. 
1oz
 

Mess Kit

1lbs 2.9oz
Everything here fits inside the pot cozy

Pot Scrapper

GSI, Compact Scrapper
Great for cleaning the pots and getting every last bit of food out of them before the cleanup. 
0.4oz
 

Spork

Soto, Titanium Folding Pocket Spork
I've done a slight modification to this by using my Dremel to cut deeper and more tines. 
0.7oz
 

Pot & Frying Pan

Toaks, Titanium 1100ml Pot with Pan
Has a modified long handle which adds a little extra weight. Standard weight 5.6oz. I will be making it the same weight as the original with thinner tubing on the handle which is current 4 or 5 mm thick. 
6.2oz
 

Pot Cozy

DIY
Consists of a top and bottom section that completely engulfs the pot. 
1.7oz
 

Sea To Summit X-Cup

Sea To Summit, X-Cup
 
2.2oz
 

Stove

Trangia, Spirit Burner with Screwcap
Includes ziplock bag. Loving my alcohol stove. It takes longer to boil with than the white gas stoves but has a very simple design with little to go wrong. Very fast to fire up on the trail to heat up the cup of tea during your travels. I use a custom built wind screen and keep it in a draw string bag with the fuel and windscreen. 
3.5oz
 

Windscreen

DIY
Made out of light aluminum flashing 
0.5oz
 

Hobo Stove / Pot Stand

DIY
Can be used as a hobo stove (burns wood) or a Trangia stove pot holder. Weight includes the two metal rod pot supports. 
3.7oz
 

Navigation

9.7oz

GPS Spare Batteries

Duracell, AA
2 AA batteries 
1.6oz
 

GPS

Garmin, eTrex 30x
The weight includes alkaline batteries and lanyard. 
5.3oz
 

Compass

Silva, 515 Ranger
 
2.3oz
 

Maps

One printout of the official algonquin map of route area * one Google Earth printout. In ziplock bag. 
0.5oz
 

On Person

0.8oz

Leatherman Synthetic Sheath

Leatherman
 
0.8oz
 

Baseball Cap

Cabella's, Ottawa Cap
3.2oz 
 

Belt

4oz Leather belt 
 

Underwear

Silkweight, Boxer Briefs
3oz Very light and quick drying. This is good so you don't have dry pants but still wet underwear. 
 

Shoes

Merrel, MOAB Vent
2lb 6.3oz. These shoes drain well due to the mesh on the side of the shoe. They also dry pretty quickly around the camp fire, just be sure to take the insole out and dry it separately. Not too close to the fire though since they'll melt. 
 

Socks

Unknown, Dress socks
1.5oz I like using dress socks since they're very thin, breathable and quick to dry. 
 

Shirt

Cloudveil, Cool Long-Sleeved Shirt
7.3oz Just a great shirt. Pockets in all the right places, light material and durable.  
 

Cargo Pants

BC Wear, Cargo Pants
1lb 3.9oz Lots of pockets and they convert into shorts 
 

Other Wearables

3lbs 3oz

Socks

Unknown, Dress socks
1.5oz I like using dress socks since they're very thin, breathable and quick to dry. 
 

Long Sleeve

Bass
A nice, light long sleeve. 
7.5oz
 

Underwear

Silkweight, Boxer Briefs
3oz Very light and quick drying. This is good so you don't have dry pants but still wet underwear. 
 

Buff

Unknown (bought at MEC), Merino Wool
Merino wool 
1.8oz
 

Toque

Blurr
Good for those cold nights  
1oz
 

Long Underwear

Helly Hansen, Poly-Pro Thermal
Keep your legs toasty on those cool days or nights. 
4oz
 

Dry Bag for Clothes

Outdoor Research
 
1.6oz
 

Glove Shells

MEC, Waterproof Enough Gloves
Very thin gloves that are, as the model says, waterproof enough. Basically you can't really submerge them in water but for rain and splashes they're fine. 
4.6oz
 

Glove Liners

MEC
Very light gloves for fall or spring 
3.8oz
 

Camp Shoes

Hello, Mens Comfort Water Shoes
Bought these on Amazon for $23.99 Canadian. 
13.2oz
 

T-Shirt

Unknown
100% polyester, quick dry. 
4.3oz
 

Jacket

MEC, Uplink (medium)
Super warm for how light it is. I've used this between 0C - 4C with just a T-Shirt underneath and it was good. It also packs into it's chest pocket. 
9.2oz
 

Pack

3lbs 9.5oz

Backpack (55L)

Gregory, Z55
 
3lbs 7oz
 

Backpack Cover (40L)

MEC, 40L Pack Cover
I also use this as a bear bag in the evening. 
2.5oz
 

Rain Gear

1lbs 5.8oz

Rain Coat

Helly Hansen, Loke
 
9.8oz
 

Rain Pants

Marmot, PreCip pants
 
12oz
 

Sleep and Shelter

7lbs 8.5oz

Tarp Bag

Sea To Summit, 4L Dry Bag
 
0.8oz
 

Snake Skin for Tarp

DIY, 11'
Made with the mesh of an old gazebo in an 11' length.  
2oz
 

Pillow

Trekology, Ultralight Pillow
I've never been a fan of blow up pillows but this one is awesome. It's cheap, light and super comfortable and weighs in at only .5 ounces heaver than my empty stuff pillow that I had to fill with clothes. 
2.5oz
 

Under Quilt (full)

Hammock Gear, Incubator 10
Good until -12C 
1lbs 11.8oz
 

Top Quilt

Hammock Gear, Burrow 20
Good until -6C 
1lbs 9.2oz
 

Tent Pegs

DAC J-Stake Tent Peg, 16cm
These are for the hammock and the tarp. I keep them on their own because I can always leave them behind if I'm heavy and make some out of sticks once I'm there. 
0.3oz
x 8
 

Hammock

Warbonnet, Blackbird XLC Double Layer 1.1
Includes straps for suspension and two carabiners.  
2lbs 0.8oz
 

Dry Compression Bag for Quilts

Sea to Summit, Medium Dry Compression Sack
 
3oz
 

Tarp

Warbonnet, Superfly
Includes all guylines. With 2 20' lengths on one side to attache to trees and for an awning and 5' lengths on the back with 20' lengths for each end of the ridge line. 
1lbs 8oz
 

Stove Fuel

15.4oz

Fuel Bottle

Evernew, 900ml
This bag can hold a ton of fuel and is super light. Wish they had a 500ml. 
1oz
 

Stove Fuel

Sunnyside, Denatured Alcohol
3oz a day. 
3.6oz
x 4
 

Survival & Fire

1lbs 13.9oz

Folding Saw

Silky, Gomboy 210
 
8.1oz
 

Multitool

Leatherman, Skeletool CX
I absolutely love this multitool. It's my EDC (Every Day Carry) and has been for the last 7 years, it's always on me and I've finally decided to add it to my camping gear list.  
4.9oz
 

Ferro Rod (Firesteel)

Light My Fire, Scout 2.0
This is only the firesteel, I don't carry the striker. Instead I use the backside of my knife. 
0.6oz
 

Whistle

Fox, 40 Micro Emergency Whistle
 
0.1oz
 

Lighter

BIC, MINI
 
0.3oz
 

First Aid & Repair Kit

Homemade
This contains first aid items as well as survival and repair items (sewing, thread, extra lighter, etc...) 
11.8oz
 

GPS Emergency Locator Device

SPOT, Satellite GPS Messenger
When you have a family... 
4.1oz
 

Water Filter System

6.35oz

Water Filter to Bottle Adapter

DIY , DIY
This is a design that custom made and 3d printed that allows me to attach my water bottom directly to my water filter when filtering. The image is not the actual attachment but something relatively close I found online. I'll update this with the actual photo later. 
0.5oz
 

Surgical Tubing (3")

Unknown, Unkown
 
0.1oz
 

Paracord (4') for Water Bag

Unknown, 3mm reflective
Tied to my dirty water bag so it can be easily hung as a gravity feed system. 
0.15oz
 

Water Filter

Sawyer, Squeeze
This also includes a length of hose so it can be easily used as a gravity system. It's a tad heavier than the Sawyer mini but has a much better flow rate and you don't need to back flush it as often. I use this as an inline system with my water bag. They 3oz weight is when it's wet, which is how it will be when carrying it. 
3oz
 

Water Filter Feed Bag

CNOC, Vecto 2L
This is the dirty water feed bag for my gravity filter system. I use it with the Sawyer filter which prefers pressure on the bag to produce the filtered water. This bag is tough and easy to fill.  
2.6oz