There are many different ways to approach packing for a multi-day paddle trip. A lot of depends on the location of your trip, what type of boat you'll be in, the amount of available storage, whether or not you'll encounter rapids, the time of year and weather, and personal preferences for comfort and food. Listed below are items that we almost always bring on overnight floats and encourage you to do the same. Feel free to cross-reference this list with others you may find online or elsewhere and let us know if you have any questions.
Note that several options exist for how to actually store and pack the gear listed below. We often use large dry bags to keep things from getting wet in the event of splashing or tipping, but people have also used barrels, buckets, trash bags, and other items to organize and keep things dry.
If you need to rent or buy any paddling or camping equipment for your trip, check out the Outfitters & Retailers page for a list of local businesses that might have what you're looking for.