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Wanigan Trip Box

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Woodycanoe75, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Woodycanoe75

    Woodycanoe75 Prairie Canoe Company

    I was on a resent trip to the Quetico with a good friend of mine and he was making fun of how I traveled through the park. Cedar Canvas canoe, canvas pack and a wooden wanigan with a tumpline. Well throughout the trip he kept asking me about the box and marveled about how nice it must be to not have to dig through packs. By the end of the trip he was carrying my wanigan and asking about how to make one. So I drew up some plans for him for a case of beer and now I thought I would share them with everyone at WCHA. Enjoy.

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  2. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Can we use the plans for free or are we supposed to send you beer as well?
  3. OP

    Woodycanoe75 Prairie Canoe Company

    By all means if you want to send me beer I will not turn it down! Enjoy the plans!
  4. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I have just built a wanigan over here in the UK and made it up out of three re-cycled wine crates. I am pleased with the result; not so with the hangover from 36 bottles of red!

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  5. OP

    Woodycanoe75 Prairie Canoe Company

    I like the re-cycled wanigan. Nice use of the materials. I will post a few picture of mine also made from re-cycled 1/2" thick plywood shelves. Will post this evening or tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!
  6. shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Got a kick out of your stickers Blott. My first canoe, a 1973 Old Town 18' Chipewayan came from Fernald's and had that very sticker on one of the decks. Still have the canoe, but the stickers gone.

  7. shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

  8. shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Here's my old wannigan (the box, not my wife!). It and the cooler are of similar vintage to the Old Town from Fernald's and still in use. PVC pipe was a mast step from years ago.

  9. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Blott: Interesting to see that a Fernald's decal made it across the pond. They are relatively local. I have restored a number of canoes that were sold there.


  10. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes

    The tray which you see in the photo with the Fernald's and Old Town decal on was in fact a leaflet/flyer holder which I won in the 2016 Assembly auction and which I adapted to be a condiment tray for the box. A far better use than holding utility bills at home :)
  11. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    My wannigan gets used when I go camping but isn't taken far by canoe.usually because I have too many locks to go around and lifting it in and out of the canoe from a high bank is not easy.
    Still I do like it once I arrive as its great to have lots of stuff all in one box. 20150917_203016.jpg
  12. Sam Devine

    Sam Devine New Member

    These are beautiful! I worked at a boys camp in Minnesota for many years. I have guided thousands of miles of trips from the Quetico up to Hudson Bay. We always had two wanigans on each trip. So of course I had to make some! I will add pics once I've met the threshold of three posts.
  13. Sam Devine

    Sam Devine New Member

    By the way, Alick, that is one well organized box!
  14. Sam Devine

    Sam Devine New Member

    I'm in the clear. I'm way too proud of my boxes, I understand that. And they are not recycled like the others, which I justify by saying that some institutions need interchangeable parts. But anyway, here they are. I have them at EarthEd.

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