The whole nine yards    To go canoe camping is to leave much of this behind - the kids, the car, the comfort station, the beach paraphenalia, the bikes and etc. This may not seem like more than three yards to a cottager, or six yards to those who camp in RVs or trailers, but for us, after thirty years of going the whole nine yards, we were committed to giving up stuff to get some real distance between ourselves and the nearest camper. In the end though, it wasn't all that bad. Trailer & shelter    The trailer, with the quickly deploying canopy that I rigged up for a trip out east (where it rained every day), is not suitable for canoe camping. Camping kitchen    This kitchen cabinet fits nicely into the back of our trailer or our van. Not into our canoe. Hammock    It would have been lovely to have this along on any of the canoe camping trips we've made. But it is heavy, packs into a funny bundle and seems a touch too luxurious, so we haven't. Beach toys and frisbies    Most canoe-in sites don't have beaches, so there's little point, we think, in taking these. But I suppose if you're serious about fun you'll find a way. Axe    Used only to split purchased firewood when car camping.
Coolers    We haven't always taken these canoeing. But a drink cooler would be good for recycling zip-lok bags full of melted ice from our cooler. And the box cooler could give us a few days anyway of cooled beverages. Rakes    Used to clear away debris before setting up a tent. Left behind for canoe camping - dustpan does the trick.