For a two-day kayaking trip, it's important to pack the essentials without overloading the kayak. Here are some tips on which bags to use and how to pack efficiently:
Waterproof stuff sack: Use a litesåk or gymsåk to keep everything you need dry, such as a sleeping bag, extra clothes, and food. Make sure to roll up the top of the sack to ensure it's properly closed and waterproof.
Dry bag: A drysåk can be used to keep items that want to be completely dry such as a book or a camera.
Food bag: Use a food bag to keep your food organized and protected from water and animals. Make sure to hang it in a place where animals can't reach it.
When it comes to packing, it's best to pack heavier items at the bottom and lighter items higher up in the kayak to avoid tipping it over. Here is a rough list of what you need to pack:
Sleeping: Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, possibly a tent. Clothing: Extra clothing to keep you warm and dry, including rain gear, a warm sweater, and a hat. Food: Simple food that can be prepared outdoors, such as dry goods, canned food, fruit, and snacks. Equipment: Kayak paddle, life jacket, possibly a kayak helmet, flashlight, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a pocket knife or multi-tool. Other: A map, a compass, a mobile phone, and a first aid kit.
By packing smart and light, you can enjoy your kayaking trip without having to carry too much weight in the kayak.