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    Senior Member desmobob's Avatar
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    Lotsa dry bags. Make sure everything is lashed together in case of the unthinkable.

    (Lake Champlain is some big water... time to upgrade your 'yak to something with bulkheads!)


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    desmobob, at the southern end of the lake.

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    No one mentioned double bagging the drybags with 2 gallon ziplocks? On my solo 400 mile Coastal Texas Unlitter Kayak Tour I made for sure everything was gonna stay dry! There was no turning back, no hitting the store, no hoping things would dry out, it all had to stay dry, at least the stuff that needed to stay dry. Another guy attempted this trip a month earlier and had to abort after everything got soaked with saltwater, that wasn't gonna happen to me, I made for sure everything was protected.

    http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=202373


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    Senior Member desmobob's Avatar
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    I thought of another thing to mention... different folks have different definitions of a "dry bag."

    When backpacking, I think of those ultralight sil-nylon or coated poly water resistant roll-top stuff sacks.

    When canoeing or kayaking, I think of those bomb-proof heavy rubberized nylon roll-top bags. Those are the type I trust for use on the water (and where weight isn't always as big an issue as when you're carrying the stuff on your back). And, as spidennis says, everything inside should also be bagged. Better safe than sorry....

    Good paddling,
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    I agree with desmobob.... BOMBPROOF drybags for everything that you don't want wet... WW sell OR drybags pretty cheap. $10 for three smaller bags if I recall... Not sure I would trust them with anything important. I use Sea to Summit Big River drybags and love them... If your serious about Yak camping you need to step up the boats... I have a LiquidLogic Remix10 which has tons of freakin storage, super stable, easy to roll, tracks well with skeg down, and spins on a dime with skeg up...
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    Taking the Tsunami 125 up to Blue Ridge reservoir Az this weekend for a solo. Have some Seal line dry bags 35 and smaller for the food, shelter and clothes. Fishing gear and things that can get wet can pack around. With Bulkheads and hatches wet should not be a problem. Good Paddleing to Ya.
    The Older I get, the Faster I use to be.

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    don't be believing those hatches are water tight!
    plan for the worst, and be warm, dry and comfortable later!
    Baby powder is a great way to dry off by the way ...
    especially in saltwater! with sand, and ...........
    I did this every evening as I got into the tent
    while on my 20 day trip up the texas coast.

    my first night out:
    yeah, really, that's a tent .... no place to hang along the texas coast!

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