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Primitive Camping Supply List

Primitive Camping on the allegheny river pennsylvania

Primitive camping on Your Kayak or Canoe Trip?

You may want to bring some of this stuff...

  • Food / Personal Munchie bag

  • Cooler with ice

  • Frozen jugs of ice

  • Sunscreen / Bug Spray 

  • Coffee/creamer/sugar or tea

  • Coffee pot / Pot/pan

  • Cooking grill/stove

  • Salt/pepper/cooking oil

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Eating tools /Mess Kit

  • Can opener/bottle opener/knife

  • Bug cup with lid to keep out bugs

  • Drinking water 1.5 liter/day/each

  • Tent / Air Matress or cot

  • Life Prservers/vests

  • Camp Chairs

  • Lantern / Flashlight / Batteries 

  • Water proof box /bag

  • Sleeping Bag & pilloBear Spray

  • Towel/Face Cloth/Bar Soap

  • Toilet -paper-Fold-up toilet seat

  • Tooth Paste

  • Matches / lighter

  • Wallet/identification/Cash

  • Change of dry clothes 

  • Underwear / Swimming suit

  • Short Sleeve Shirt

  • Long sleeve warm shirt/sweater

  • Fire Starter sticks / material

  • Hat-full brim

  • Socks 

  • Water shoes-Dry Shoes

  • Poncho or rain gear

  • Umbrella

  • Tackle Box / Fishing Licens

  • Fishing Rod /gear (if Fishing) 

  • Fishing License

  • Hatchet / Saw

  • Camera

  • Cell Phone

  • Binoculars

  • Whistle  (for calling for help)

  • Sun glasses /Glasses

  • Radio/MP3 Player 

  • First Aid Kit/Peroxide

  • Advil/aspirin/Tylenol

  • Compass / GPS

  • Duct Tape (Many Uses)


  • Camp mirror

  • Fold up shovel

  • Camp games/Cards

  • Hydrocortisone salve or 

  • “Skeeter Stick” (bug bites)

  • Mountain pie iron

  • Alarm Whistle (required in all boats)

Respet the privacy of landowners and obtain permission before camping on owned land.


Please respect the privacy and rights of landowners along the river by obtaining permission before entering any privately owned land.

campfire preparing breakfast
Trash bags. If you can pack it into camp, you can pack it out.



IF YOU CAN PACK IT INTO CAMP, YOU CAN PACK IT OUT.  Keep your camp area clean and leave no trace behind.


Owners of unpowered boats can launch their boats at Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) lakes and access areas if their boats display a PFBC launch use permit, OR boat registration OR PA state Parks launch permit, OR mooring permit. These river access areas are indicated in all River Fun Guides offered for sale on this website.

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