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  Emergency survival kit
  Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-06-12 9:57 AM (EST)

I carry an emergency survival kit, the kind carried by hikers. It fits in a quart-size bag and weighs about a lb. To that I add a small tarp.

Opinions differ on what should be in that kit. Here's an example: Study what is referred as the "10 Essentials."

I used to carry a whistle but recently I found this horn that's much louder than a whistle:

I would definitely carry a light! I have a very small flashlight in the pocket of my pfd (along with waterproof matches), and would carry a 75-lumen flashlight in my emergency kit if going out in the late afternoon or in any remote area.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Gear Bags

PFD's (Life Jackets)


Kong Cable

Touring Kayak Paddles

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