Help keep your food cold - For those longer
trips, use a few smaller coolers instead of just one large one.
Seperate the food and beverages by day not by type. This way you
may keep the coolers that will be for the later days completely
closed until that point in time. The less the cooler os opened the
longer it will stay cold. Don't forget about dry ice. A layer on
the bottom of the cooler will help it stay cold much longer than
Help keep your food - Another reason to to follow
tip #1. If for some reason you were to lose a cooler, you would
not lose all of your food and only be left with beverages, or vice
versa. Remember to strap your coolers closed, especially if they
do not have a latch.
Help keep your food dry - Go to a Greek restaurant
and have them save a couple of olive barrels for you. These five
gallon, wide mouth, watertight barrels are absolutly the best thing
to keep all of your non-refrigerated food in. They are watertight,
bouyant, and keep your food from getting crushed.
Help preserve cooler space - Some of the meals
you will have can actually be used as cold packs. Therefore requiring
less space for ice or refreezable cold packs. For example, chili
can be prepared ahead of time and frozen in plastic bags. The chili
will act as a block of ice keeping the cooler cold. When it defrosts,
Help keep clean - Bring along a cheap pair of
mukluks. Many of the rivers out west are very silty and muddy. Having
an easy to slip on pair we will make loading and unloading your
boat a lot cleaner.
Help keep your boat - Never leave your boat sitting
right on the shore unattended, especially overnight. Many western
rivers are dammed, and water releases may cause the river level
to rise without you noticing.
Help keep your paddle - Never lay your bent shaft
paddles lying on the ground. One misstep and the blade and shaft
will cease to be one.