Travel until you see everything there is out there.
But travel in the direction which gives you chills.
These are my life mottos. And if you are reading this article, I am assuming you are near my thinking zone too. I love the sea because of its mystery and risks. As Stephen Gardiner said:
Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown
For a couple of years, my family and I – including children, have gone canoe camping. It is our annual thing now. At first surviving a camping trip with kids was not easy. But with the list and guidelines I am about to share, things should go as easy for you as it does for me. The following are a few guidelines to keep in mind:
- If you are a beginner, do not plan a trip for more than two days. You want to go easy on yourself and the people around you in the beginning.
- Plan everything ahead. That makes things easy.
- Choose your canoe carefully. This keeps you safe.
- Be visible, be safe.
Listed below is my checklist that should make your life easier on this canoe and camping journey.