The following is a list of links that are helpful for paddlers.

Kayaking 101
Trip Planning
  • Marine Weather Forecast- Sunshine Coast
  • Wave Line (604) 740-3003 – for current marine and mountain forecasts
    • Serving the Sunshine Coast with a local resource for current marine conditions April through September, and mountain conditions October through March. Forecasts and conditions from Environment Canada with added local information regarding tides, small craft activities, fishing reports, wild life sightings etc. Updated at least twice daily at 10am and 5:30pm, with additional updates from visual observations when changes occur.. Please refer to it next time your planning a day on the water or a snowshoe in the alpine
  • Leave No Trace kayaking best practices
  • Scroll down to see our very own list of “What to Pack” for an overnight kayak camping trip

 

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** The links above are supplied as a resource for the general public. Alpha Adventures is not responsible for any information provided on those sites / links.

Alpha Adventures Overnight Kayak Camping Packing List:

The following list is purely for suggestion….but we find it to be pretty helpful!

Kayak Gear

  • Kayak
  • Paddle/spare paddle
  • Personal flotation device (PFD)
  • Spray skirt
  • Bilge pump
  • Paddle float
  • Float plan
  • Sling
  • Towline
  • Knife
  • Deck bag
  • Paddle leash
  • Dry bags
  • Water bottles/hydration pack
  • Sponge
  • Whistle

Safety

  • VHF radio in waterproof case
  • Cell phone in waterproof case
  • Mirror
  • Strobe light
  • Flares
  • Air horn
  • Chart case
  • Navigation charts
  • Compass (hand-held and/or deck)
  • GPS
  • Weather radio
  • Tide and current table
  • Binoculars
  • Navigation tools

First Aid

  • Bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezer
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins
  • Aspirin/ibuprofen
  • Mylanta
  • Seasick pills
  • Sewing kit
  • Cold and hot pads
  • Salt tablets (or electrolyte replacement pills)
  • Cold/flu medication
  • Space blanket
  • SAM splint

Repair

  • Duct tape
  • Multi-tool
  • Epoxy
  • Seam sealer
  • Extra rudder/cables/fittings
  • Lighter
  • Spare deck bungees

Camp

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad (thermarest)
  • Pillow
  • Camp chair
  • Trowel
  • Clothesline (throw bags make for a great clothesline!)
  • Headlamp

Personal Items

  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Sunglasses with floatation strap
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine products
  • Washcloth

Cook

  • Stove/fuel
  • Windscreen
  • Plates
  • Water (1 gallon per day per person)
  • Food/snacks
  • Pots and pans
  • Utensils (eating and cooking)
  • Trash bags
  • Ziploc bags
  • Scouring pad
  • Grater
  • Dish soap
  • Nylon mesh bag

Cold-Weather Clothing

  • Wetsuit/drysuit
  • Neoprene gloves
  • Neoprene booties
  • Paddle jacket
  • Wool hat
  • Synthetic or wool underwear
  • Fleece tops/bottoms

Warm-Weather Clothing

  • Hiking shoes/boots for camp
  • Bandana
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight UV-protective long- and short-sleeve tops
  • Hat with brim
  • Paddling shoes/sandals
  • Swimsuit
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants

Emergency

  • Waterproof matches
  • Spare batteries
  • Candle
  • Flashlight
  • Water filter/purification tablets

Optional

  • Camera in waterproof case
  • Books
  • Playing cards
  • Games
  • Journal and pen
  • Fishing gear/license
  • Field guides