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REQUIRED

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Paddles, bent shaft if in flat water

Glacier glasses with side shields

Spare paddles, straight shaft, secured

Broad rimmed hat

Personal Floatation Device

Personal first aid kit

Throwable PFD or throw bag with 30' of rope

Toilet paper in a Ziploc bag

Spray skirts for white water or ocean

NICE TO HAVE

Signaling device, whistle or air horn

Cellular phone in waterproof bag/sack

Dry bags, properly secured

GPS receiver, weather resistant

Knee pads or cushion

Electronic compass, weather resistant

Float bag for paddle

Waterproof map bag

15' of line for bow and stern of paddlecraft

Small cooler, secured

12' to 24' of duct tape

Gear sack, underseat

Bailing device, pump, and sponge

OTHER CHECKLISTS

Towel

Hiking from your paddlecraft, click here

Dry change of clothes

Camping from your paddlecraft, click here

Rain gear (not a poncho)

TRANSPORTING

Water shoes or sandals

Roof rack

Map

Tie down kit for canoe or kayak

Compass

Portaging cart or pack

Pocket knife with locking blade

GEAR NOT ON OUR LIST

Water bottle or hydration system

 

Waterproof matches in waterproof container

 

A plan and route left with a reliable friend

 

 

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