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Canoe Country Camping

Wilderness Skills for the Boundary Waters and Quetico

2002

Michael Furtman
Illustrations by Susan Robinson

Canoe Country Camping

In this complete and up-to-date guide, first-time campers will find answers to all their questions about where to go, how to pack, and what to do. Seasoned campers will find helpful tips to streamline their planning and make their next trip better than ever.

In this complete and up-to-date guide, first-time campers will find answers to all their questions about where to go, how to pack, and what to do. Seasoned campers will find helpful tips to streamline their planning and make their next trip better than ever.

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This book is as important to your trip as your tent and your canoe.
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David Zentner, past president, Izaak Walton League of America

Canoe Country Camping is a complete, entertaining, and up-to-date guide that gives you the information you need for a safe and enjoyable canoe trip.

First-time campers will find answers to all their questions about where to go, how to pack, and what to do. Seasoned campers will find helpful tips to streamline their planning and make their next trip better than ever.

Prepare for all the challenges of the wilderness from the obvious to the unexpected. Michael Furtman, experienced Boundary Waters and Quetico canoeist, helps you: plan your adventure, pick your gear, pack for the portage, paddle efficiently, and prepare a comfortable camp.

Canoe Country Camping is chock full of handy checklists, helpful charts, and detailed drawings. Use it before you go. Take it along in your pack for quick reference. Then get out there with confidence, relax and enjoy your trip.

Canoe Country Camping

Michael Furtman, author of the best-selling Boundary Waters Fishing Guide and Magic on the Rocks: Canoe Country Pictographs, is a freelance writer and photographer. He is active in wilderness preservation efforts, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, both regional and national. He lives in Duluth, Minnesota, with his wife, Mary Jo, and their Labrador retriever, Wigeon.

Canoe Country Camping
<p>
This book is as important to your trip as your tent and your canoe.
</p>

David Zentner, past president, Izaak Walton League of America

Canoe Country Camping should be required reading for everyone prior to a first Boundary Waters trip. This book contains enough practical information and Boundary Waters tales to whet one’s camping appetite, and it just might provide the push necessary to initiate that firest adventure.

Rochester Post-Bulletin

This book will sharpen the camping skills of veteran canoe country travelers, but more importantly gives apprehensive first-timers the confidence to experience a vacation that delivers genuine adventure.

Boundary Waters Journal

Canoe Country Camping

Table of Contents

Map
Preface

Planning Your Adventure
Good Gear = Good Trip
Canoes and Paddles for the Wilderness
Canoe Country Clothing
The Canoe Country Kitchen
Packing for the Portage
On Your Way, Finally
The Movable Home
Bugs, Bears, and Other Travel Travails
Wilderness Wildlife
Additional Resources
On Wilderness
Fishing the Canoe Country
Reservations and Regulations
Canoe Country Guardians
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