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Multi-day boat tour and camping trip
Unpack the boat!
Spring is in full swing. There is no better time to dust off the boat and go on a multi-day boat tour. We decide on our old friend the Danube and embark on a camping tour with our Mariner 4.
There should always be some things on board to guarantee fun, comfort, and safety. Our packing list has continued to improve over the last few years. Here you will find everything we always have with us.
Your most important item!
We use a customized Mariner 4. We added 4 oar locks and can now both paddle. We love it!
If you are just starting to boat/float and want to see if you like it at all, we can highly recommend the Intex Excursion 5. We have been floating on it for more than 1000 km until we wanted something more durable for wild water conditions. Here is our review.
We have not used a car on any of our previous boat tours. The arrival and departure by public transport is always a small hurdle but has proved to be the best solution for us. To transport the almost 70kg (provisions included), we rely on strong arms and our beloved folding hand truck.
Boat related items
- Paddles (one pair comes with the boat)
- High Output Air Pump (comes with the boat)
- Waterproof Travel Bag (Ortlieb Rack Pack 31)
- Drybag (Ortlieb 109 LTR)
- Life jacket
- 1 pair of (polarized) sunglasses
- Boat repair kit
- GPS (Garmin GPS 64)
- Duct tape
- Underwater action camera (GoPro)
- Solar charger (RAVpower)
- Tent (we use the MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2, it’s not only super lightweight and easy to setup, it has the best views too! Here is our review)
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mat (we use the Exped SynMat Hyperlight Duo. Here is our review.)
- Sleeping mat sheet (yes!the Exped Mat Sheet Hyper Duo.)
- Tent light (with an attached power bank)
- Repair kit
Cooking equipment / outdoor kitchen
- Cooking Set (we use the The Trangia 25-4 UL (Ultralight Aluminium). Here is our review.)
- Canister Fuel
- Forks and Spoons
- Pocket Knife
- Lighter/magnesium flint
- Purification tablets
- Garbage bags
- Aluminium foil
- Salt and Pepper Shaker
- Espresso machine (we love the Bialetti Moka Stove!)
- Cool bag
- Water bottle
- Picnic blanket
- Sunscreen SPF 50
- Purification tablets
- good chapstick with SPF
- Toilet paper
- Mosquito repellent
- All-purpose soap
- Microfiber towel
- baby wipes
That is everything we bring on our boat trips. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast!
Rafting the Tagliamento
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