Canoe Country Wilderness Canoeing
by © Lee Hegstrand


Pack Handling

Easy portage Help your partner load his pack by grabbing Duluth packs by their "ears" (the top sides of the lid) and lifting it. Do not pick up Duluth packs by their lid straps. Portage the heaviest pack first when you are the freshest. Be sure packs are set off to the side on all parts of a portage to avoid interference with foot traffic. Always keep packs away from the water so that they will not end up in the water! Designate accountable people for all packs and loose items before portaging to avoid leaving items on the portage. This is a problem for many canoe trippers.

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