Portaging a canoe is as easy
as simply picking a canoe
up, sticking it on your shoulder, and carrying the damnable thing
across the land to wherever the next patch of water is you wish to navigate
. Of course, it's not as easy as it sounds
There are some basic laws that regard portaging a canoe.
- It will either be ridicously cold, or ridicously hot.
- If it's not heavy, it won't be packed well, and stuff will fall off without end.
- Something will attack you, be it mosquitos, bats, dogs, or bears.
- You will either sprain your ankle, or step on a snake.
- Your portage partner will faint, crushing you with the canoe.
- If it's not flooded, it will be frozen.
- You will wish "Land of 1,000 lakes" meant "land of one giant lake" very quickly.
If this doesn't phase you, always remember that portage means pain in the natives tounge.