GEAR CHECKLIST

GEAR CHECKLIST
(Review prior to Trip)

 
[ ] PDF’s for each paddler [ ] Personal dry box for ID, keys, etc.
[ ] Sponge and water pump [ ] Sunglasses – with strap
[ ] Spare paddle [ ] Hat
[ ] Throw rope or throw bag [ ] Sunscreen
[ ] GPS or map and compass [ ] Bug repellent
[ ] First-aid kit [ ] Paddling shoes
[ ] Fresh high-energy snack bars [ ] VHF radio for weather updates
[ ] Repair kit [ ] Two-way radio – if group trip
[ ] Whistle – clipped to each PFD [ ] Knife (only if necessary)
[ ] Water for each paddler [ ] Paddle float
[ ] Extra water for extreme heat or cooking [ ] For the car: Float Plan (completed)
[ ] Food for the trip [ ] For the car: Dry towels
[ ] Flashlight – if night paddling [ ] For the car: Dry clothes

PADDLING PLAN CHECKLIST
(Review prior to Trip)

[ ] Float plan – completed and filed with __________________________________ (name)
[ ] Second copy of float plan – on car seat
[ ] I know the weather and forecasted changes
[ ] I’ve checked the kayak – paddle and PFDs for damage
[ ] I have float bags secured fore and aft
[ ] I have emergency paddle float
[ ] I have all the equipment on the gear checklist specific to this trip
[ ] I have all the appropriate clothing for the weather in a dry box
[ ] Gear is packed, weight balanced, watertight and secured
[ ] I have a spare paddle – secured to the kayak
[ ] My ID, keys and necessary personal items are in my dry box

 

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