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Transporting gear into the Ten Thousand Islands
Bob transports his gear for a weekend camping trip in the Ten Thousand Islands. (Photo by Bob Rountree)

We always seem to take too much gear when boat camping in our 19-foot Cobia Center Console. You may have room, but it gets in the way.

Approaching a low bridge while navigating a shallow channel recently, gear was blocking me from releasing the straps on my Bimini top. A mad scramble ensued to save the top.

I’ve also stacked gear atop a hatch containing dock lines. Hopefully, you don’t make that mistake more than once.

One answer is to pack less.

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CLOTHING


CAMPING GEAR

Our campsite on the beach at Panther Key
Our campsite on the beach at Panther Key. (Photo by Bob Rountree)

COOKING GEAR


FOOD AND WATER

  • Marine cooler (white exterior deflects sun and heat)
  • Gallon jugs of frozen drinking water
  • One-pot meals, pre-cooked and frozen ** 
  • Cold cuts, cheese and fresh bread
  • Fruits, vegetables
  • Yogurt
  • Granola bars

Read: Kayak Camping: Sharkchow’s checklist

Related article: Beach Camping in the Ten Thousand Islands

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