I do have a compass but only know very basic navigation with it. Plenty of batteries for GPS.Paddling mostly along shore line. I will also be carrying a VHF on PFD along with a PLB (personal Locator Beacon, FastFind 220) on PFD as well.
Yes I have a spare Storm paddle. I use greenland paddles
40 fluid ounces of water isn't allot of water by any means. Easily drink twice that amount for an 8 hour paddle. Heck three times that.
40F sleeping bag is plenty for me. I sleep HOT iam like a heat pump. I have a Frogg Toggs as iam more worried about being to hot to sleep not the other way around. Keep thermostat at home in winter at 65F and like it that way.
Sleeping pad is Trail Pro, 2 inch thick one, no way i wanted one of the light weight thin ones. My understanding is its mostly rock I will be sleeping on. It fits in rear hatch, it always did but before i replaced cheap Coleman sleeping bag I needed the space in rear hatch NOW I don't.So it will be in rear hatch.Another guy who has paddle this area kept his pad on back and said he had no problems BUT again mine will now go in rear hatch.
Tent is a Kelty Grand Mesa 2 two person tent and I bought the Kelty footer for it.Its in rear hatch as well with poles but poles are not in drybag with it.
Water filter is Platypus gravity feed.
I have used the deck bag many times with zero bad effects in heavy winds 30 mph. Its the smaller deck bag look at picture I posted link to of it in one of my early posts.
Thanks for the advice from all.
Full Size Sail Rig
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