Gear For The Trip
There are a few things you will need for any trip you decide to take on the water. Let's discuss them here instead of going over them for each trip.
Life vest -
I know not everyone wears one and we can't make you but it is an easy recommendation for us to make and it's our first. Also, check your local laws as you may be required to wear a vest to be on the water in certain watercraft.
First aid -
Bringing a few bandaids might not be enough when going on the water away from any sort of help, or at least fast help. We are not saying to go out and become expert EMT's but it couldn't hurt to take a class or two on the subject. As well as supplies for first aid, take some knowledge out there with you.
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Taking the kayak out for a few hours can be a relaxing experience that can turn into a frustrating disaster if you are not a little prepared for a few things.
Read on for some things you should consider bringing with you to make your trip a succsesful one.
Long Day Trip
Taking an extended day to yourself or with a group of friends on the water can be quite an adventure. You can take your time and make new discoveries about an area you may have already explored.
It may seem like the same as a short day trip but the things you should bring with you may change a bit.
Taking the leap from playing in the sun to sleeping under the stars can be a frightening thought. Having the right gear can make it mush less of a stressor and more of a stress reliever.
This kind of trip, as with the others, is nothing to take lightly. Knowledge is power and we want to give you that.
For the ones lucky enough to be able to take the time for an extended trip having the right gear for your excursion can make all the difference.
Too much and you weigh yourself down, too little and you'll find your trip getting shorter or, hopefully not, more desperate.