@kayamedic said: Ammonia works for sting relief… I think with all the suggestions you will be overpacked. Time will tell.
Oh yeah, I am definitely LOL-overpacked… First, the good news… I have lost 50# since 26 Nov, down to 235.
The Not-So-Good: My base weight was 24#… until I added dive & spearfishing gear, which adds another 18# (this does save on food weight, we’ll eat fish for 4 days)… food, add appx 6#… water @ 4L/day, add 63#… that is a total of 93#… oucsh.
I wouldn’t be comfortable without a cot (4#) or a chair (2.5#)… I need an anchor (5.5# with line and grounding tackle)… I could leave my hiking shoes behind (3#) but exploring the islands is part of the fun of the trip… diving for fish meals, I need 12# of weight and a speargun + xtra spear, but this is my main motivator for kayaking… water is the biggie: I do like the idea of a Gravi-Stil (see post above)… I suspect I could save 30-40# by distilling a gallon of water daily.
The kayak has a 475 load capacity. I am prepared for good hard workouts, and the weather forecast is perfect… I’ll be fine, and I WILL HAVE FUN!!
Headed out the door… I will report back after the trip… thanks everyone.