In this crazy time, when this era of machine, made our life comfortable, it has also made us hastily run for our life. We barely have time for our loved ones let alone for ourselves. We all talk about going out, having fun, once in a while, but we do this in the comfort of our sitting rooms and never have we ever tried to go out and face what’s up front.
That is because we are habitual of this hectic routine. But have you notice the stress, the unspoken war we fight within our castles? Our children are close to us, yes, but it is not like the good old times. Why is that? The answer here would be TIME. We do not have time for one another, to bond, to share or to even listen. Here is why A TRIP FOR SURVIVAL is a must for everyone out there concerned about their life.
When I was a kid, my father uses to take us to the sea. He always said that the sea has a weird way of bringing people together. As a kid, I just listened, as an adult and a father; I know how true it is!
For quite some time now, I have been taking my family on a kayak camping trip. It has helped us a lot in reconnecting on so many levels than ever. This is why I always suggest people around me, to give it a try.
Here is all you would need for a kayak camping adventure in the wild.
For anyone who is not clear about the idea of a kayak. It is a small boat which allows one or maximum of two people to sit on the top of it. But how to choose a kayak could be a very tricky business, choose wisely. It is an investment you do not want to regret.
There are many reasons to buy yourself a kayak, like, it is a one-time investment, no rental worries; you will have the accessories you need, maintained as you want it to be and so much more.
But for those who think buying a kayak could be a liability, they can always rent it!
How to Kayak?
What I love the most about kayaking is, it does not work with the machine. The kayaker has to make its own way in the water through paddling. It helps you focus where you are and what you are doing.
Away from every other place, your mind may want to wander around. While kayaking gives you peace of mind, it also improves your heart condition because of continues motion.
Kayaking is also found to be an efficient working out technique as it burns approximately 500 calories in one go and it also helps you tune up your lower body.
Researchers even claim that taking your workouts to the water helps you more than it does on land.
Here is the must-have list for you for making your trip memorable. Keeping these supplies will eliminate the chances of mishaps you could face in the open.
- Life vest, specific for kayaking
- A map and a Compass
- Rescue Sling
- Spray skirt
- Dry bags and Whistle
- Paddle float and Nice paddle
- Bilge pump
We have all been to a camp one time or another, but we always miss out on some things and regret afterward. So here is a checklist you should have printed before going out in the wild.
- First Aid Kit
- Whisk Broom
- Fly spray
- Bathing Suit, Pajamas, Shorts, Long Sleeve Shirts, and Warm Pants
- Socks and Hats
- Towels and Face Cloth
- Sleeping Bag and Pillow
- Pocket Knife and Sheath Knife
- Pin-on Compass
- Waterproof Matches
- Toiletries and Facial Tissues
- Water Bottle
- Flashlight, Lanterns, Spare Batteries and Bulb
- Rubber Mallet, Sun-shower
- Water Pail, Pot, Fire Gloves
- Tent Poles, Stakes and Lines
- Rain Fly, Rain Fly Poles, Stakes, and Lines
- Insect Repellant and Bug Net
- Watch, Sunglasses, Sunscreen and Rainwear
- Camera gear
- Folding Camp, Folding Saw, Axe and Folding Shovel
Games to be played
Without games any trip could be just roaming around, to make it exciting and lively both for adults and kids, games must be included. While you can have fun playing, there is also so much to learn from it.
There are several things you would do while you are in water or down for camping. While kayaking you can:
- Kayak Polo
- Round and round
- Walk on the plank
- Who gets first
Meanwhile, at your base camp, you can play:
- Hunt Down
- Who Gets First
- Tie The Knot
- DUMB CHARADES
How to end a sea kayak trip
Food is a basic necessity that is no breaking news for anyone. But for all those people who live for eating must be thinking about the fact I have not mentioned food up till now.
Yes, there is a reason behind this. While you are in the water and giving so much of your effort, try to avoid food until you are resting. Kayaking is a sport which provides you with almost no time to eat, but people like myself, somehow manages a timeout, but, DON’T!
It will only make you feel sick, and you do not want that.
Once you are at your base camp, enjoy whatever meal you like. Most people bring canned goods with them, my family and I prefer barbecuing as we do not miss any opportunity for barbecued meat or veggies.
I sometimes fish while kayaking, so we eat that fish afterward if I get lucky. But mostly, we take some meat, bread and spices and of course some snacks for ending a trip with perfection.
Author bio: Tom is a blogger and a nature lover. He is obsessed with traveling and adventures and that too with his family. He believes that water has a steady hold of him. He regularly writes about his experiences at http://kayakcritic.net/
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