Checklist For Paddling Trip

Canoeing or kayaking is a cool experience. You can enjoy it alone or with friends. Depending on what you choose, here is the best checklist to help you through.

On-River Gear

  • Canoe or kayak: Needed to cruise the waters.
  • Paddle: Paddling, cruising, and directing the canoe/ kayak
  • Spare Paddle: In the case on paddle breaks
  • Life-Jacket: For the worst eventualities (to keep safe from drowning).
  • Bailer (1/2 gallon with its bottom cut out) drawing water out of canoe if it rains.
  • Large sponge: To help remove the sand and water from your boat.
  • Dry bag or dry box: To keep your personal accessories dry.
  • Knee pads: Protecting your knees from bruises.
  • Paddling jacket: Works like life and floating jacket.
  • Paddling pants: To use when cruising.
  • Rain suit or poncho: Just in case it pours – which is common.
  • Paddling gloves: To protect your hands and keep them warm.
  • River shoes: Protecting your feet. Rubber booties will also be good.
  • Waterproof watch: To keep track of time
  • Seat cushion/canoe Chair: For a comfortable seating spree
  • Handheld GPS: To determine directions (bring with extra batteries).
  • Camera and storage disks with extra batteries: For taking pictures
  • Ice chest: Keeping your drinks cold.
  • Trash bags: To carry litter (don’t litter the river).
  • Hat or visor: Protection against the sun.
  • Duct tape: In case you want to mask.
  • Net gear bag or a day pack: For storing your accessories.
  • Sunglasses: Protecting your eyes

Other Accessories

  • Rescue Rope
  • Throw bag.
  • Rescue equipment.
  • A Nylon rope.
  • Knife.
  • Water Bottle(s).
  • Sunscreen Lotion.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Personal first-aid kit.
  • River maps.
  • Fishing gear.
  • Fishing license.

Overnight Off-River Gear

  • Tents
  • Gloves
  • Sleeping bag
  • Heavy jackets
  • Raincoats
  • Sweaters

Getting the best kayaking experience requires enough preparation. These tips will help you to get the best thriller. Add any tips that we left out but more importantly enjoy what we have laid here for you!

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