I'm looking for my first kayak and have been doing some research, but still haven't been able to figure out exactly what I need. I'm going to need a touring kayak, I'm an avid backpacker and I'd like to start doing some camping trips on the water. Mainly along rivers and possibly inland lakes. Gear storage is very important. I'd like front and rear bulkheads and I also would prefer to have a day hatch. My biggest thing I'm unsure of is what size kayak I need. Weight wise I probably fall in the mid size category at 175 lbs, but height wise I'm 6'2". I'd like to take weekend long trips mostly, but having the capability to go for a week at the most would be nice. I'm also unsure if I would need a skeg or rudder because I'm so new to this. I'm looking for a boat that can meet all my needs for the best price point seeing as it is my first boat. Thanks for the help.