Loading a Canoe

A top-heavy canoe is decidedly dangerous, that is why it is safest to

sit or kneel on the bottom, and in loading your camp stuff bear the fact

well in mind. Pack the load as low in the canoe as possible with the

heaviest things at the bottom, but use common sense and do not put

things that should be kept dry underneath where any water that is

shipped will settle and soak them. Think again and put cooking utensils

and lunch provender where you can reach them without unloading the

canoe. The packing should be done in such a way as to cause the canoe

to tip neither at one end or at the other, and certainly not to one