Kayak Gear List

Paddling Gear:

  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Personal floatation device (PFD) with some sound signalling device
  • Spray skirt
  • Pump
  • Spare paddle
  • Throw bag
  • VHF radio / satellite phone / cell phone
  • Sunglasses / sunscreen
  • Energy food
  • Dry bags

Immersion Gear:

  • Drysuit / wetsuit
  • Fleece pants / tops
  • Drytop / drypants (warmer water)
  • Sun cap / hat
  • Boots / booties
  • Storm cag / overcoat
  • Gloves / mitts / pogies

Navigation:

  • Map / chart / compass
  • Chart drybag
  • Kayak compass
  • Barometer
  • GPS
  • Weather forecast
  • Tide & current tables
  • Headlamp

Rescue Gear:

  • Paddle float
  • Rescue stirrup
  • Kayak repair kit
  • Emergency signaling devices
  • First-aid kit
  • Ditch kit

Camp Kitchen:

  • Food
  • Plates / bowls / cups
  • Waterproof matches / lighter / fire starter
  • Stove / fuel
  • Utensils
  • Water / containers
  • Food cache (rope, carabiner, pulley, food bags)

Camp Clothing:

  • Shoes / boots
  • Rainwear
  • Warm wear
  • Swim wear
  • Cool wear
  • Gloves / mitts
  • Backpack

Camp Gear:

  • Tent or tarp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Headlamp / flashlight
  • Lantern
  • Rope / cords for tarp
  • Pad / camp chair

Optional:

  • Books / guide books
  • Wildlife reference
  • Binoculars
  • Games
  • Cards
  • Journal