Getting Back to the Topic of Anchors
The Benefits of a Kayak vs a Boat
1...A kayak does not have to be registered with the DMV because it is not motorized like a boat is, and that can be an inconvenience over the years. Now, if you opt to have a small motor installed (even a trolling motor) well then, that's a different ball game and it will have to be registered at that point.
2...A kayak can simply be thrown in the back of a truck or on top of a vehicle which makes for quick loading and unloading. It's not a big hassle to be on the water fishing less than an hour after you've gotten off of work, assuming you live/work that close to the water.
Less is More
1...He takes a dry-bag which holds all of his electronic trinkets like cell phone and keys.
2...A paddle leash.
3...A safety bag which contains a big whistle among other things.
4...He brings a tow rope with a carabiner clip on each end. This is just in case he has to tow some poor soul who didn't have enough energy to paddle back on their own.
5...He also has a first aid kit that includes the following:
A...A pair of hook cutters
B...A tube of Anbesol, which a topical anesthetic for your gums (used if/when you have a toothache to relieve pain). However, Kirk uses it if/when someone has accidentally embedded a fishing hook into their, or someone else's, skin. Anbesol, combined with ice, will deaden the nerve endings around the affected skin enough to allow the hook to be pulled out with minimal discomfort.
C...A bottle of hydrogen peroxide to cleanse the area where the hook was removed.
All really great ideas!!