Day trip gear list

Yakity Yak Gear List For A Day Trip 

 

Basic Equipment List
The list below is recommended for all kayak trips. When you are out on the water you need to be prepared for any eventuality.
All spare clothing and water sensitive equipment should be packed into dry bags.
 
  • Kayak
  • Spray Deck
  • Paddle
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Whistle attached to BA
  • Safety Flag
  • Paddle Float
  • Bilge Pump
  • Sharkskin, Polypropylene or Merino top & leggings
  • Paddle Jacket
  • Sun Hat and Beanie
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Paddling gloves (optional)
  • Booties
  • Fleece or woollen mid-layer in winter
  • Sun Block & Lip Block
  • Water
  • Food
  • Plastic bag for rubbish
  • Communication
  • Emergency Kit
    • Emergency set of thermals
    •       - including beanie, socks, gloves
    • Torch or Head Lamp
    • Spare batteries
    • Thermal bag
    • Survival bag
    • Fire lighting equipment
    • Duct tape
    • Steering cable or cord
    • Snap Light
    • Pocket knife or Multi-tool
    • Food (muesli bars etc)​
  • First Aid Kit
    • Personal Medication
    • Pain relief (e.g. Paracetamol)
    • Strapping tape
    • Triangular bandage cloth
    • Antihistamine tablets
    • Various dressings
    • Disposable CPR face shield
    • Disposable gloves
    • Safety pins
    • Scissors
    • Notebook & pencil to record details of event and steps taken
  •   (1-2 per group)
    • Split Paddle
    • 2 means of electronic communication -
    •      VHF Radio and/or cell phone in dry bag
    • Tow System
    • Tarpaulin
    • Rope
    • PLB (Personal Locator Beacon)
    • Compass & Chart if needed
    • GPS (optional)

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