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Ground rules
By CLIFF JACOBSON
From Nose to Toes
f nullennis shoes with wool socnulls.
nullnsert your stocnulling feet in plastic
bags, and tape the bags snugly
Canoe-trip packing tips for the persistent paddler.
around your annullles.
f Chota nulleoprene nullnulluicnullnullace
nullunulllunullsnull nullvery warmnull.
Essentials
Yes, You can canoe in winter, even list, followed by polyester, polypro- treat my eyeglasses with nullain-null. f Canoe seats and floors get coldnull
when snow covers the ground. All pylene, fleece, nylon, and acrylic. nullou must wear a life nullacnullet at all nullring two squares of closed-cell
you need is a gentle, ice-free water- nullonnullt wear cottonnullin any form, itnulls times while canoeing and walnulling foam nullor carpetingnullnullone to sit
way, above-freezing temperatures, unacceptable. nullayer garments under along shore. A nullFnull can save the day on, one to rest your feet on. nullie the
a conservative attitude, and proper a water-repellent shell for protection if you slip on mud and fall into the sitting pad to the canoe seat so it
equipment. First Class Scouts who against spray and wind. water. wonnullt slide around nulldangerousnullnull.
have Swimming merit badge and nullhis combination nullworn from the f Fire-manulling nullit nullchemical fire-
previous canoeing experience can par- snullin outnull nulleeps me toastynull wool long Footwear starters, candle, tinder, precut
ticipate. So can adult leaders who are nullohns, wool shirt, and wool trousers, Consider warm, waterproof footwear nullindlingnull in the event you need to
competent paddlers. light fleece sweater, wool necnull-warmer, essential. Some good choices include manulle a warming fire.
hooded nylon wind shell, and nullnitted f nullnee-high rubber boots with felt f Strong nullnife, folding saw, hand-
What to Wear wool hat. For rain or snow, null add a insoles and wool socnulls. axe for rescue and emergency
nullemember the rulenull nulla change of two-piece nylon rain suit and water- f Five-bucnullle overshoes nullgaloshesnull fire-manulling.
clothes from nose to toes.null Select proof brimmed hat nullworn over my with wool-felt snowmobile liners. f First-aid nullit, duct tape, pliers.
quicnull-drying fabrics that retain some nullnitted capnull. null wear nulleoprene, wool, f nulleoprene wetsuit socnulls or nullore- f Fifty-foot rescue rope.
warmth when wet. nullool heads the or nullrubber-dotnull acrylic gloves, and null nullex socnulls inside oversize sneanullers. f Compass, river map, cell phone.
nullnullS, if you have one.
f nullxtra paddle and sponge nullto mop
up waternull for each canoe.
f Sleeping bag, foam pad, plastic
ground cloth, aluminized nullspace
blannullet,null and emergency items for
treating hypothermia.
f enull headlamp for each canoe.
f nullacuum bottles filled with soup
and hot drinnulls.
nullverything must be protected
against rain andnullor snow and capsiz-
ing. nullither buy expensive dry bags or
use this reliable methodnull
nulllace items in a nylon stuff sacnull,
and place the stuff sacnull inside a plastic
trash bag. ¿
cliff Jacobson is a Distinguished Eagle
Scout and the author of many outdoor
books, including nullasic nullllustrated
Canoeing (Globe-Pequot Press, $9null9nullnullnull
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Everest nullesigns Nordic Earflap nullat, $2null; nullaffin Enduro
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Rain nulloots, $null2; and Thorlo Wool nullinuller nullocnulls, $nullnullnull
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