Hi everyone! I thought it would be a good time to "exchange" paddling gear lists. Here's a list of what I always pack for short 2-4 hour day paddles on flat water.
Take a look... leave some comments and let me know if I'm missing any essential gear. Let's compare lists!
Mike's Paddling Gear List
PFD (wear it always)
Sun screen (apply before paddle and carry on boat)
Change of clothes (dry bag)
First aid kit
Water resistant paddling pants (or shorts) depending on temperature
Water resistant socks
2-3 water bottles
Will purchase and carry both an extra paddle and paddle float. I'll be installing some additional stern shock cord...waiting on some kayak hardware...and then I'll be able to lash this extra gear to my kayak's deck.