About a year and a half ago, I picked up my first canoe, followed almost immediately by his & hers kayaks. A handful of my friends also scooped up kayaks and we've been on a ton of trips since. You can see my blog (which I've neglected for more than a year because I get bored with things quickly) here:
But here's a time-lapse I took of a trip last weekend:
Living in central Florida, we've got no shortage of rivers and oceans to paddle. We started with a 2-day camp on an island out in the Atlantic near Kennedy Space Center, then decided we'd never do less than 3 days again. We do a lot of day trips but when it comes to camping, we decided 3 days, 2 nights is the only way to go. However, one of my buddies and I have decided we want to go a little bigger. We're planning a 5 day river trip with just the two of us.
I'm just looking for some general advice. We're pretty well equipped when it comes to standard, light gear. We'll probably end up bringing MRE's and a lot of light snacks (granola, jerky, etc). Water is out, so we'll have to filter and drink river water for the first time.
I guess I'm looking for advice on water filtration and gear that someone may neglect to bring on trips like this. Our plan is to cover 20 miles a day, so we'll be out early and up early, spending a lot of time on the water. I joined this forum to pose these questions because there have to be things I'm not thinking of.