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Solo Kayaking

Hi All,

Just wondering how many out there solo kayak on a regular basis and what, if any, extra precautions they take?

I am preparing for a longish trip next year and am trying to cover all bases early. The trip is a 4-6 week long paddle of the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of British Columbia.

I mainly solo kayak and have a pretty extensive system of checks and balances to accommodate all situations I can forsee but expect that others have some thoughs that may add to my system or get me thinking of added dangers.

So if you solo kayak or have even done some thinking on it, I would like to hear your opinions and suggestions. If you know of any good books on the subjec, I would be interested in those too.

Thanks in advance,

Ian