0bobert610Best Answer 11 years ago I am a heavy kakaker myself and i reccomend to travel light. i always pack 8 thinggs only depending on which kayak i use 1. fresh water or a desalinization kit for using saltwater (those are expensive) 2. some calory containing foods such as candy bars or granola bars 3. sunscreen (this is important...the sun will roast u alive 4. for emergencies i alwass bring a mini airhorn if i need to signal a boat. 5. a small umbrella (weird right? trust me it does wonders with shade if u stick it through your lifejacket to make it stand upright.) 6. extra lifejacket (just in case) 7. a waterproof bag for any small items that cannot take water I.E. : a satellite cell phone 8. MORE WATER...if u run out of fresh water...well ur screwed....happy kayaking!