Gear Checklist

for a thru-paddle during the recommended winter months


All necessary permits

Big Bend permit

 

On the Boat

kayak with rudder

paddle          

spare paddle

spray skirt

deck compass

PFD

whistle

weather radio

water bottle/ camelback

deck bag

piss bucket

heel pads

 

On the PFD

camelback

space blanket

knife

 

Rain Gear

paddling jacket

neoprene cold weather gloves

 

Keeping Clean

camp soap

toilet paper

Purell hand sanitizer (used for poison ivy too)

 

Camping Gear

free standing tent (for chickees & beach)

or a backpacker’s hammock

    (for mangroves, marsh, & swamp)

sleeping bag

sleeping bag liner

sleeping pad

towel

knife

headlamp

stuff sacks/ compression sacks

wet/ dirty clothes bag

dry bags

bear bag line

water bladders

pillow

trowel

backpacker’s tarp with guylines

   (sil-nylon or Tyvek)

 

Cooking Gear

stove

pot

fuel

utensils

 

Navigation

maps

tide charts

NOAA charts

guidebook

GPS

 

Bug Issues

Cactus Juice

EcoSmart Insect Repellent

Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellent

Skin So Soft Bug Guard + IR3535 SPF 30

Ultrathon (12-hour lotion with Deet)

 

Misc.

pen

notebook

digital camera with charger

watertight camera case

ziplock bags

paperback novel

radio/mp3 player

cell phone with charger

stainless steel chain & brass lock

sunscreen SPF 50

spare batteries

binoculars

calling card & notecard with emergency #s

wallet with credit cards, ID

Audubon Field Guide to Florida

Pass the Pig & other games

Clothes

2 board shorts

2 rashguards

1 campshorts/ pants

1 camp t-shirt

wide brimmed hat

2 polarized sunglasses

glasses strap

paddling gloves

camp shoes

wool socks (for camp)

fleece jacket

leg & arm warmers

beanie

 

Food Items

honey container with valve

container for olive oil

garbage bag

 

Marine Gear

paddle float

bilge pump

deck sponge

flares

map case

towline

watch

 

Toiletries

toiletry bag

toothpaste

toothbrush

floss

razor

contacts

contact solution

contact case

glasses

tweezers

small scissors

nail clippers

vitamin pills

ibuprofen

any medications

chapstick/ medicated lip balm

lubricant eye drops

 

First Aid Kit

first aid kit bag

bandages

anti-bacterial ointment

aspirin

athlete’s foot cream

hemorrhoid cream

seasick pills

diarrhea pills

anti-histamine cream/ pills

lotion for sunburn/ windburn/ dry hands & face from salt

 

Repair Items

epoxy putty

aquaseal

duct tape

nails / screws

superglue         

nylon patch

seam sealer

mondo bondo

pocket multi-tool

brass brush

white vinegar

toothbrush


Bonus Items

extra seat cushion

kayak cart

camp stool

wetsuit

goggles & snorkel

video camera & tapes, etc

boat legal dive flag



Sample Checklist of Specific Products