When you are going on a canoe trip, there are many things to consider when you’re planning on camping. The way you set up your campsite is typically a matter of your own personal preference. For instance, while many people prefer to cook over stoves, others prefer to simply cook over a fire. Fundamentally speaking, one of the only rules to follow when camping are the principles of Leave No Trace as found on their website. Those principles are important to help keep the wilderness wild, allowing you and everyone else to experience the wilderness. It helps keep water from becoming contaminated, forests from being stripped of all firewood, and trash from being littered in wild places.
There are a few other good guidelines that should be considered when camping. Never set up your tent beneath dead branches or other items that could fall on you or set up your tent on tree roots they could potentially conduct lightning. When storing your canoe, always keep the belly facing up in facing the water. Using this three-point stance helps your canoe to stay stable and makes it less likely to be caught by the when coming in from the lake. You can use the canoe to help store your extra gear such as packs, paddles, and boots to keep them out of any wind or rain.
There are many other things you can do to set up your camp in a way that is best for your situation. In fact, every veteran canoer has their own set of tricks for their canoe trips. Those veterans can be one of your best resources for information and advice. Talk to as many veteran canoers as you can but remember that you may get different information from each one and will have to decide what will work best for you and your situation. My friend who works in sprinkler repair taught me several tricks of the trade when I spent a weekend camping with him. The most important thing is to simply get out there and enjoy your canoe trip. Take the time to appreciate the wilderness and the simplicity a canoe trip provides.