Since it's you Smack, I'll add a couple of Necessary items......
1. Compass....Plastimo Iris 50 or 100 would be desired....I never go anywhere without one, and a back-up for GPS or on-board units.
2. Bagbalm....The best for chafe...being in a moist enviroment for days on end will result......in chafe.
3. Personal First-aid kit
4. Binoculars...I like 7x50 with a compass. Great for watching sea-life, wild-life, or what you might use them for while on a boat.
Sounds like most everything else has been covered.
Best of Luck
Sweet - thanks 75!
I'm really torn on the GPS/PLB/SPOT thing. I've been looking at some great threads on SA about this - but haven't found a good solution yet.
Bottom line - okay, I should just carry a freakin' $600+ 406 EPIRB on my belt if I REALLY want to be safe. But c'mon. Then the next step down is carrying a $300 PLB.
But what about the Spot Messenger? Or the Standard Horizon HX851? But then you still need a GPS.
Sure wish there was a Swiss Army Knife solution for this.