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TriTodd  
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05/12/2010 04:14PM
 
What's your favorite piece of equipment you always take and why? No matter if you need it, weighs too much or is not always used.

Mine is a camp pillow. I have a Kelty pillow that I always take no matter what. I just need a soft pillow. Not a bag full of clothes, a pillow...


Life is about being outside enjoying God's world...
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jeroldharter  
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05/12/2010 04:30PM
 
I don't know if I can limit it to one! But high on the list:


Hennessey Expedition Hammock
CCS Lean 3 (I have only used it in the yard but already like it)
Littlbug Senior stove for boiling water
CCS Tarp
Platypus gravity water filter
Cache Lake hash browns and fry bread
Boga grip
Handheld depth finder
kanoes  
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05/12/2010 04:44PM
 
does a journal and a pen count?


...there were other times i thought i was mainlining the truth of the universe. (rust cohle)
CaptnDan  
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05/12/2010 05:00PM
 
I'm with Kanoes; journal and pen. Also a couple of books; Sig Olsen, Robert Frost, Thoreau, or something similar.


If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else- Yogi Berra
billconner  
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05/12/2010 05:05PM
 
I'm sorta fond of the canoe and paddle.
snakecharmer  
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05/12/2010 07:08PM
 
Rod and reel.


"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after"
~ Henry David Thoreau
bear bait  
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05/12/2010 07:39PM
 
20lbs. of camera equipment
Savage Voyageur  
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05/12/2010 08:05PM
 
fishing tackle and camera gear.


"So many lakes, so little time."
Merganser  
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05/12/2010 08:52PM
 
That could be a long list if I started tallying up little things. Extra socks and long underwear, duct tape, spare batteries, etc.


I always have at least one CCS tarp, maybe two and maybe even some nesting poles. The tarps are my favorite item, I enjoy working out just the right rig (engineer). I consider tarps essential though.


But my number one entry for favorite & non-essential would have to be my "Cliff's favorite chair" from Piragis. It's my favorite too. This is no lightweight affair, over three pounds but worth every once IMHO. I've use the chair every day of every trip I've taken since I got it.


"That sort of thing is my bag baby."
jeroldharter  
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05/12/2010 09:10PM
 
quote Merganser: "...
But my number one entry for favorite & non-essential would have to be my "Cliff's favorite chair" from Piragis. It's my favorite too. This is no lightweight affair, over three pounds but worth every once IMHO. I've use the chair every day of every trip I've taken since I got it."



I should have added that same chair to my list - it is a real back saver. Likewise a canoe seat with a back. I prefer Sitbacker but the thermarest type work well too.
BlackMagic  
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05/12/2010 09:17PM
 
I could forget the paddles, PFD, whatever, but if I forgot my camera equipment, I think I'd just sit down and sob like a baby.
canoller  
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05/13/2010 05:08PM
 
good rain gear
heavycanoe  
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05/13/2010 05:28PM
 
quote CaptnDan: "Also a couple of books; Sig Olsen, Robert Frost, Thoreau, or something similar."


CaptnDan too much thinking how about Harry Potter or John Grisham or Stuart Woods? much less thought involved.


"I have fished through fishless days that I remember happily without regret." - Roderick Haig-Brown
bradcrc  
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05/13/2010 05:39PM
 
hammock
Trix  
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05/13/2010 05:48PM
 
Hammock & binoculars.
Hammock to relax in after a hard days paddle & binoculars to find my campsite & hopfully view some wildlife from a distance.


C-H-A-L-L-E-N-G-E: Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.
mooseplums  
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05/13/2010 06:07PM
 
1. Bell Magic
2. camera
3. rod and reel


"I am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
gutmon  
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05/13/2010 06:21PM
 
tent and sleeping bag


"The trouble with the world isn't that people know too little, but that they know so much that just ain't so." Mark Twain
MNDan  
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05/13/2010 07:33PM
 
-My Kifaru 4-man tipi with stove if I know it'll be cold
-Corona saw for ripping thru firewood like nobody's business
-GPS!
CaptnDan  
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05/13/2010 08:03PM
 
quote heavycanoe: "quote CaptnDan: "Also a couple of books; Sig Olsen, Robert Frost, Thoreau, or something similar."



CaptnDan too much thinking how about Harry Potter or John Grisham or Stuart Woods? much less thought involved. "



Grishim and Rowland books are too heavy for the pack. Frost and Thoreau pack a lot of thinking into a light weight book....kinda like grain alcohol.


If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else- Yogi Berra
lilcowdoc  
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05/13/2010 08:12PM
 
Bota Bag, filled.


“A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out”
That Guy  
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05/14/2010 12:34AM
 
Good Cigar


"The earth is being overrun by mankind and his machines. There will always be a need for quiet places that can only be reached by physical effort, skill and endurance." Bill Mason
lorileinenkugel  
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05/14/2010 07:28AM
 
Camera equipment and a good book. I like taking my camera and wandering into the woods at our site looking for flowers and things to photograph. A good book is the best for wind bound days and lazy afternoons at camp.
Wallidave  
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05/14/2010 07:51AM
 
quote Savage Voyageur: "fishing tackle and camera gear."


I'm with SV on this one...plus I like my pillow, AHH!


Dave
whiteh20  
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05/14/2010 08:33AM
 
I guess the boat, paddle, pfd are a given.
My favorite is my CCS tarp. Makes camping in the rain no big deal and is a great place to sit and watch the storms blow over.


"With an ax, you can build a life. With a stove, you can boil water. That is if nothing breaks and you don't run out of fuel." -Samuel Hearne
fishguts  
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05/14/2010 10:58AM
 



fishguts
jaimed  
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05/14/2010 11:39AM
 
All my gear has necessary uses or it does not go. In the context of this question, I guess I'd have to say poncho.
When it rains and rains and rains and rains etc...It's nice to have that extra shell layer over everything else. Also, its good for tarping whatever. You can make it into a stretcher if needed too.
sloughman  
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05/14/2010 12:53PM
 
Probably the ENO hammock.


"You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack." - Alan Garner, The Hangover.
solotrek  
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05/14/2010 01:08PM
 

I have a butane lighter that my son gave me over 25 years ago that I wouldn't go without. Still works!


"It is in solitude, in quiet communication with nature that we reach most deeply into truth." Sam Campbell
NDCanoe  
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05/14/2010 02:55PM
 
A book.
Corsair  
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05/14/2010 03:12PM
 
Permit?


If not I'm with Kanoes, Journal and a pen


"Pack lightly, Tread lightly"
steven  
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05/19/2010 10:32AM
 
At the moment when I am in the BWCA my favorite accessory is a chair. I never regret bringing one. Although, months and years later as the memories of the chair fade away, I am always grateful that I packed my good (heavy) SLR camera. I love looking at the high-quality pictures from trips past.
campnscrap  
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05/19/2010 11:11AM
 
I have to have my chair to sit in when I journal


THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. - Hunter S. Thompson
otter1  
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05/19/2010 06:43PM
 
My girlfriend, with her goofy hat on! Pflueger rod and real a close second.


"Common sense is not so common" -Voltaire
GSP  
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05/19/2010 07:13PM
 
Only filet knife taken is my canoe partner's. AND he won't let me use it.


German Shorthair Pointers Rule Serenity is found in your mind, not somewhere you seek.
BWPaddler  
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05/20/2010 08:27AM
 
Love a hammock for relaxing - or entertaining kiddos. Also love my 2-burner Xpedition stove.


Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
9th Bearded Infantry  
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05/20/2010 08:50AM
 
Last trip, my favorite piece of gear was either my canoe seat (first time with one) or my rod/reel. Next trip, I'm certain my favorite piece of gear will be my sling light chair. My buddy had one last time and every time he got up, it didn't stay empty for long. Glad I now have one in my possession.
CanoeKev  
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05/20/2010 09:21AM
 
Camptime Roll-a-Chair. Would never take a trip without it. Best chair without a doubt.


http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___41193
Koda  
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05/20/2010 10:56AM
 
My favorite item is the one I look at and think, "I sure am glad I brought this!"
The flip side, of course, is the item that gets unpacked at the end and I ask myself, "What was I thinking?"
TriTodd  
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05/21/2010 05:04PM
 
quote Koda: "My favorite item is the one I look at and think, "I sure am glad I brought this!"
The flip side, of course, is the item that gets unpacked at the end and I ask myself, "What was I thinking?""



Isn't that so true. I try to think, "Okay, we don't need this anymore." I seem to have less and bring more. So it always balances out to be the same. You should see the first aid kit my wife puts together. I keep saying that we don't need some first aide items for 7 days. If something terrible happens, we're heading out.


With her, I try to make it nice and cozy, warm, and shady...


Life is about being outside enjoying God's world...
dsk  
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05/22/2010 04:50AM
 
My Optimus Nova stove. I just love to find an excuse to use it. This is the most reliable and well simmering stove I know.


I have to admit the Coleman Apex ii and 550B is good stoves too, more easy to use, but more "lumpy" to pack. It may be I change to the Apex, but I doubt. For use in a tent, the Coleman makes more CO, but this is only a winter-problem. (The CO production was tested by NATO some years ago)


dsk


bobapunk  
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05/24/2010 04:32PM
 
I would have to go with my Jetboil Flash w/ French Press accessory. Nothing like a great cup 'o joe in the morning!


Hennessy Hammock is a close second.
shoreviewswede  
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05/25/2010 05:56PM
 
This is quite a varied list.


Hard to pick one, but I'll say my Taj tent.


Be Nice -Swede
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