Mikes Gear List

Here is a list of what I always pack for short 2-4 hour day paddles on flat water. Gear may vary slightly depending on water and weather conditions, but this list is what I consider essential gear to pack for any paddling adventure.

Mike's Gear List

PFD (wear it always)

Neo skirt

Pump or bailing device

Throw rope or towing line

Spare paddle (strapped to deck)


Sun screen (apply before paddle and carry on boat)

Paddle leash

Cell phone




Waterproof camera w/ spare battery (or camera in a dry bag)

Change of clothes (dry bag)

First aid kit

Water resistant paddling pants (or shorts) depending on temperature

Water resistant socks

Water shoes

2-3 water bottles

Trail mix