A fellow can squeeze only so many items into a small boat for an overnight trip. Art supplies, sleeping bags, adult beverages, and warm clothes take up the bulk of my available space. But on arrival at a campsite, important gear may still be missing. Enter one of the best and most useful items to the small boater: Logs™.
Logs™ come in just about every size and shape imaginable, and if we factor in smaller pieces of driftwood, the variety is endless. Useful for rolling your wooden boat up and down a gravelly beach, a few good Logs™, will save your paint from the ravages of barnacles or sharp-edged rocks.
Is your boat too big to haul up the beach? Simply tie it off to a Big Log™. Several different models are typically available for your perusal, from Mini to Mongo. You’ll feel perfectly safe leaving your child in a boat, once it’s safely tied off to one of them. The solidity and security provided by a Mongo Log™ will make the rope tied to it feel flimsy in comparison.
Also handy in the camping area, Logs™ work well as seating and are the perfect back rest. Manage to squeeze that guitar in the boat, but not an extra chair? With a Log™, you’ll be serenading the shorebirds in style.
Unlike some brands, Logs™ are environmentally friendly and 100% biodegradable. After use, simply leave them on your local beach. Even wealthy, waterfront homeowners don’t get too bent out of shape about a pile of logs in front of their abode.
However, it’s on cold, drizzly afternoons that Logs™ find their highest and best calling. Pile them up with some tinder, spark a match, and enjoy the comforting warmth of a glowing fire.
Logs™ are available in select locations throughout the Salish Sea and along the Lower Columbia River.