Dried fruit when it freezes is most unpleasant.
Soup. A good mix of protein and carbs. Don't skim the fat.
I try to remember to have a thick layer of clothing in the car as well as an extra thermos of hot liquid. Plus dry gloves.
Putting a boat on a car when the boat and straps are ice covered is not much fun.
We will fresh water paddle till freeze up. Watching fresh water freeze is really interesting. Yes dry suit and layers underneath. Even if we are close to shore..if our core is cold the blood will shunt quick and we will lose any hand and finger dexterity very quickly..that thirty feet could be too far.
What else changes for ocean paddling is that if we can access the shore its often across crusty snowbanks. Sometimes we have to use microspikes.
Rescue / Throw Bags
PFD's (Life Jackets)
Heel and Pegpads™
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