|Seven bags of gear fill our car.|
Notice the blue bags? They are the world wide standard for kayak camping: IKEA bags.
|Seven bags of gear beside the kayak.|
3) Day hatch 4) Paddle clothing to wear and deck items 5) Paddle clothing and water containers to store in cockpit 6) Technology, repair, first aid 7) Clothing for land.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, it all fits in the kayak with room to spare. Unfortunately because I would like to use the volume excuse to lighten my load. Now I must use the weight excuse. After my first fully loaded paddle, with moderate headwinds, I went home and removed 25 pounds of gear from my list for the expedition.
Now if I loose 25 pounds of body weight, the total weight in the kayak should be about right. Maybe after a month or two of paddling?