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#285451 - 08/14/17 08:35 PM Boating gear
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2231
How do you change out your gear/ EDC when boating? ( Sailing, kayaking, canoeing, power boating, fishing etc.)

#285458 - 08/15/17 02:49 AM Re: Boating gear [Re: TeacherRO]
LesSnyder Offline

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1489
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
long sleeved supplex nylon cape back shirt... brimmed hat.. cell phone and wallet in zip loc bags... fixed blade Randall #10... high intensity Solar Force L2 (2xcr123) LED light... whistle with lanyard in outside shirt pocket

#285463 - 08/15/17 06:00 PM Re: Boating gear [Re: TeacherRO]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3585
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Good timing, Teach!

We've got some fishing adventures and at least one day in canoes coming up in the next few week.

I usually start planning my water adventures, by reviewing Canoe Dogs' life jacket ditch kit. There are multiple mentions of it here on ETS and more wisdom on his YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/wetcanoedogs

After a refresh, I usually add or change:

*File a trip plan with my hubby or mom
*Life jacket(s) with whistle(s) and strobe light(s) attached.
*PSK and fishing kit in my pocket.
*Bailing bucket and rope throw bag at hand.
*Extra paddle(s).
*More sunscreen and more dry/ziplock bags.
*Extra preps for a shelter and a brew-up on shore.
*Extra socks and a long-sleeved shirt to change into if needs be.
*Rain gear if the weather forecast calls for it.
*Floating lanyards on cameras
*Dummy string on my glasses
*Ingredients for an impromptu shore lunch caused by good fishing! smile

ETA: FWIW, here's a look at my day tripping EDC kit for a fishing trip a couple of years ago. Not shown are things like life jacket, rain gear, the extra sweater or down vest I mention in the video, etc. I'm still on the hunt for a good backpack set-up and the tackle bag in the video has finally bit the dust, so this will hopefully be the year.

Edited by bacpacjac (08/15/17 06:28 PM)
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#285544 - 08/21/17 08:01 PM Re: Boating gear [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2231
...waterproof FAK. And phone case. In fact, waterproof everything.

#286367 - 09/21/17 06:32 PM Re: Boating gear [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2231
To me boating - or any on water/ near water activity - requires additional thought and prep.
1. You are going to be farther from help
2. Things are likely to be wet/ get wet
3. Its quite hard to "walk out."
4. Weather/ wind becomes more of a factor in planning

#286639 - 10/05/17 04:52 PM Re: Boating gear [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2231
this becomes even more important in Fall/ winter for cold water boating.


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