In the last few years because of backpacking with my son, I've been trying to carry a lighter load, e.g. one pot meals in a jet boil, lighter sleeping bag, lighter sleeping pad, etc. On a recent trip to the BWCA, I came to the conclusion that I would have been more satisfied with my meals and had better sleep, if I would have not worried about the extra weight, and brought better food and cooking system and my cot with a pad. Next canoe trip, I'm bringing the comforts and taking my time on the portages, and leaving the light stuff for the backpacking. Anybody else have a similar experience?