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  Emergency gear
  Posted by: old_user on Feb-22-12 9:26 AM (EST)
 

I use a dry bag that's attached with elastic tie down straps at the bow where I sit in our sea kayak for my emergency kit. I mainly paddle in Fiji so there's less need to focus on keeping warm but the other gear is vital. The only thing is, due to the fact we more or less live off the land (I travel with laisiana a Fijian mate I've known 25 years) this is pretty much all I take in the way of personal gear except For kava roots which we present at each village in which we stay. Boat repair gear is stored elsewhere but those two drybags have served us well in many long and challenging kayaking trips

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  Emergency Gear
  Posted by: windrose_b on Feb-22-12 11:35 AM (EST)
With all that gear packed on top of your PFD, you might want to be sure you'll still float.
 
 
  Emergency gear list
  Posted by: billgrainger on Feb-23-12 1:56 PM (EST)
I would add a plastic cup.

Yes you can make one out of duct tape and polythene, but that is just a waste of duct tape.
 
 
  Bail out kit
  Posted by: oldboyscout on Mar-01-12 1:08 AM (EST)
Some items can be sewn into PFD so that they're ALWAYS with you . I have fire starter , Swiss Knife and Milar blanket. These items should also be in bail out kit. Should check it every year. Just sayin'....
 
 
  bail out kit
  Posted by: oldboyscout on Mar-01-12 1:11 AM (EST)
If taking cup, it should be metal so can be heated in fire? Just sayin'....
 

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