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- n. A box, usually made of wood, used to store food on canoe or sledding trips.
From Abenaki waniigan ("pit trap, container for sundries"); compare klahigan ("wooden trap"). Compare Ojibwe waanikaan ("pit, excavated hole"). (Wiktionary)
There are other things that go along with this dynamic duo: a decent axe, a pole, the afore mentioned wannigan and packbasket, a freighter pack frame with a fresh moose rack and cape on it, a reflector oven with a pan of bannock cooking away.