Packing for kayak camping
Posted by: old_user on Oct-01-07 2:41 PM (EST)
Just a note about packing for kayak camping. I would suggest that if you are going to trailer your kayak, and some of us do, especially the larger doubles and triples, that you DO NOT load the boat on the trailer. Instead, weigh your gear and only put in a load that experience dictates as appropriate. In the alternative, you can load the boat and then test paddle it.
I'm adding this note because about a year ago we packed a double on a trailer for camping and when it came time to unload the boat at the ramp when we arrived it was grossly overloaded. You just don't get a good estimate of you weight when you are just dumping everything into the hatches but not actually picking up the boat, and it is very easy to overload, especially with extra water.
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Posted by: rennerla on Oct-10-07 5:53 PM (EST)
Thanks for all the information in your kayak camping trips artical. I have learned through many extended trips on my own, many of these tricks. A few other little tidbits that might also be helpful,particularly on extended trips: Tuna and chicken now come in different flavors such as Teriyaki and Lemon Pepper flavors in air tight packages at most local grocery stores. These are very nutritious, high protein additions to meals that are waterproof, need no refrigeration and are not freeze dried. These served with something easy to cook such as "Vigo" saffron rice which comes in smaller two serving packages or throwing a potato wrapped in foil in the fire are, almost, a gourmet meal while camping.