Here are mine:
- To protect your cockpit from rain and dew at night, use a backpack rain cover. My Osprey pack cover fits my cockpit perfectly. It is much less bulky than a regular cockpit cover. I guess it might implode under the weight of a hard rain.
- To make a double duty knee support and pillow, cut a piece of 1" foam about 22" wide and a bit longer. Roll it up and secure it with straps or rubber bands. Can also be unrolled to make a camp seat.
- A roll-up firewood carrier takes up almost no space in the ends of your kayak and is really handy for gathering wood. It’s made of heavy cotton and has wooden dowels for carry handles. Rolls up about as big as your tent poles.
- For transporting food, get a small personal cooler that has a hard plastic insert. Use that container to transport water from the lake or river for washing dishes and bathing.
- To save space, carry a large (3-cup) insulated plastic mug insteal of a bowl. It will keep hot foods hot longer and doesn’t spill as easily as a bowl.
- LL Bean wind-up lantern (small size): Wind for 3 minutes, hang it in your tent, and it will stay on all night. Amazing.