scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: canoe trip food menu
Sun Jul 23 2000 - 23:07:40 CDT
In a message dated 7/23/00 12:29:58 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
> It's my first extended (heck, my first canoe trip ever!) canoe trip. Any
> pointers the list might have to regarding food and equipment for this type
> of trip would be appreciated. my biggest question is--does/can the food
> menu change significantly just because this is a canoe trip?
1 - Let the Scouts plan the menus and equipment!
2 - For a canoe trip, weight isn't much of a factor if there is little or no
portaging. Rough whitewater might dictate a somewhat lighter load.
3 - Tie everything into the boat so you don't lose it in case a canoe goes
My troop in Alaska did a 54-miler several years ago which included several
short portages (less than 1/4 mile each). We took a couple of 2-burner camp
stoves with a 20 pound bottle of propane, dutch ovens, ice chests, etc. We
a good ol' buffalo, SE-350-83