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Must-Have Boat Camping Gear

Maximize your boat camping fun by packing this gear.

October 3, 2014
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Must-Have Boat Camping Gear
Dry Bags or Dry Boxes Richard Steinberger

On smaller boats, dry stowage is limited. Dry bags, and dry boxes like Pelican cases, will come in handy for clothing, sleeping bags, towels, pillows and any camping gear that shouldn’t get wet.

Must-Have Boat Camping Gear
Propane Fire Pit Richard Steinberger

You won’t have to worry about bringing firewood, you won’t smell smoky, and roasting marshmallows will be as simple as turning the unit on.

Must-Have Boat Camping Gear
Water Purification System Richard Steinberger

You may run out of water, or the five-gallon container can get knocked over. Things ­happen, so we always bring a Sawyer’s two-liter water treatment system (it looks like a Camelbak, and gravity does all the work).

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Must-Have Boat Camping Gear
Lake Map Boating Magazine

Cellphone reception here is sketchy at best, and even a good GPS can fail. Be sure to pick up a physical lake map or chart before casting off the dock lines.

Must-Have Boat Camping Gear
Rain Fly or Tarp Richard Steinberger

It doesn’t matter if you empty an entire can of oh-please-don’t-let-the-tent-leak spray onto the canvas. If you get inclement weather, you’re going to need a good rain fly or a tarp to stay dry.

Must-Have Boat Camping Gear
Camp Chairs and Table Richard Steinberger

If you take advantage of dispersed camping rather than the established backcountry sites, you won’t have a picnic table. Bring collapsible camp chairs and a small folding table for meal prep and fireside lounging.

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