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Pack Your Gear Low and Centered

Pack Gear
Pack your camping gear low and in the center of the canoe! Ideally you don't want to have gear above the gunwale lines in case you need to do a canoe over canoe rescue. Put the weight near the center, but you can also adjust the weight (or the paddlers) to make the canoe bow or stern heavy to take advantage of the wind direction and steering the canoe. Definitely do not put heavy gear on one side of the centerline and light gear on the other!

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