If you think about it, canoeing is really just the upgraded version of hiking. You don't have to deal with the heavy backpack thing, and being off your feet keeps blisters at bay. But the thing that sold Bridge & Burn founder Erik Prowell on exploring his native Oregon with oars? "You have more space to pack more creature comforts," he explains. Erik grew up boating and camping at Sparks Lake near his hometown of Bend, Oregon (it's still a favorite destination), and he designs very good-looking outerwear for a living - so it's not surprisingly that his gear game is strong. Here are the six things that he won't leave shore without.