Kayak Camping | What You Need and How to Pack

Kayak Camping | What You Need and How to Pack

In this vlog, Kellie was wearing our beanie and Cody was wearing a tee from https://domelife.camp/
A portion of every purchase from Dome Life goes to clean up events we host in our public lands and along our water ways.

Kayak – Perception Pescador 10.0 (Our model has changed and is no longer available. Here is the updated model)

Dry Bag – We have 2 20-Liter Seal Line dry bags.

Cookware – 16 Pcs Bisgear Camping Cookware.

Cooler – Ozark Trail 30 Can Leaktight Cooler.

Water Filter – Survivor Filter PRO.
SURVIVOR FILTER PRO™ Portable Water Filter Pump

Camping Chairs – G4Free Outdoor 2 Pack Camping Chair.

Tent – Hasle Outfitters Ultralight backpacking tent, 2 person 3 season.

Camping Pad – X-Large 30X77 inch Therm-a-Rest Basecamp self-inflating foam camping pad.

Pillow – TREKOLOGY ultralight inflating Travel/Camping Pillow.


  1. Will Soto on May 30, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    Liked and subbed ya!!

  2. Tennessee Trekker on May 30, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    I’ve got the same model yak. Had it for years and LOVE it. Also a fan of those Ozark Trail knock-off Yeti coolers. Just want to say that it is extremely rare (in my case at least, and I’ve taken the thing down some light white water) but the hatches can let some water in. If you have your sleeping bags just stuffed in without protection, it is possible for them to get wet. One alternative you could do is take the poles out of the tent packaging so that you can stuff it in that small "day hatch" and you could probably squirrel the poles in after it. Maybe throw the clothes down the hatch and put the sleeping bags in the dry bags. Love the mission you guys are on!

  3. Jesus42 on May 30, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    hola muy bueno su vídeo saludos desde Perú

  4. Ronald Lupica on May 30, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Awesome video great info!

  5. Sean Lloyd on May 30, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Do those little storage compartments leak water? I’m going camping soon and I need to know

  6. Steven Sanders on May 30, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Good video — similar approach when canoe camping. Watched your video on Lake Ouchita island camping. Am hoping to hit that this spring.

  7. Natalie Brown on May 30, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    This should be an Amazon ad. ( thanks for the info though. Very helpful )

  8. JuniorQ on May 30, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Don’t forget about eBay. I hunt, mountain bike, kayak, paddle board, and ride dirt bikes. I’ve found good deals on eBay as well. All these wonderful sites that give us instant access to all the kool products we need. Great vid guys, wife and I are headed out kayak camping this weekend.

  9. Bayou_Angler87 on May 30, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Hey guys, I’m not far from the state line and frequent Arkansas a good bit. I’m a former resident and want to come back at some point. Most of the camping I do is in in Arkansas and I paddle a Vibe SeaGhost 110 and a Vibe Shearwater 125. I plan on getting my camping gear condensed and miniaturized for my kayak. The SeaGhost has plenty of internal storage whereas the Shearwater 125 does not. I plan on camping one of the islands of Ouachita and or somewhere on Beaver Lake in the Northwest. I carry my dog with me most of the time as well. He is a 13lb miniature Daschund. I plan on getting a JetBoil and or a MSR burner and a decent mess kit. The one thing I have trouble with is the grind size on the French Press. I would love to use a percolator but the one I have makes the coffee taste metallic.

    Comment and let me know what you think. Would love to create a dialogue on this matter.

    Kyle – Pro Staff for Vibe Kayaks

  10. O'Pern Manoleehakun on May 30, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    nice video

  11. Dave O'Donovan on May 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Greetings from Ireland, I kayak camp myself. Interesting to see the way different campers pack and use different gear. Perhaps consider a large lightweight tarp? Love the channel

  12. Addison McNutt on May 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Awesome tutorial video for those interested in kayak camping! Thank you! Please post more!

  13. laura hallman on May 30, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    We take hammocks, ultra lite fold out solar panel, old school small radio/weather, tarp x2 (last time we kayaked camped lake ouachita it rained 2nd night) Lucy blow up lantern, emergency lights for each end of kayak for safety (if we have to leave at night) We are planning out trip back out for this year!

  14. Monkey N Around on May 30, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Nice Video. I like the tent. I will have to research that some more. How long have your been using it? How well is it holding up?

  15. Jordan on May 30, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Yayyyy Amazon!! That makes this easier for me to add to my kayaking list 😂 this was really helpful, thank you!!

  16. Fixing Things and Fishing on May 30, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Id have to say, after a 16 mile overnight kayak camp with 3 kayaks and 3 people, that you have alot you could delete from what you have in list and make your life much easier. Although very Similar to my adjusted setup!

  17. Roaming on May 30, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Great video! Wish the music wasn’t there though.

  18. PADDLE CAMP FISH on May 30, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Awesome video guys. You are definitly inspiring others to get out and do an adventure! Looks like you guys are living the dream! Nothing better than kayak camping! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Phillip Morris on May 30, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    hello from the rainy ozarks!! would like to see how you unfold and store your G4 camping chairs inside their bags. thanks

  20. james fontaine on May 30, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Saw the plaid shirt and beard, thought, "Yup, this is gonna be a Funny Freddie video." Wasn’t disappointed.

  21. Rebel18JL on May 30, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    You just helped feed my Amazon addiction 👍🏼

  22. Kade Broussard on May 30, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Love the video thumbnail. You two are goals!

  23. DALE thebelldiver on May 30, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    If you are winter camping in a kayak you better think about; what you are wearing after you; tip over, slip and fall while getting in or out of your kayak.

    Once you are wet and a fair portion of your gear is wet and it’s freezing or about to freeze you are going to find out just how totally unprepared you are.

    Hypothermia is a killer and you can’t swim in winter clothes.

    Seconds count when submerged in frigid water.

    Next; practice self rescue in the clothes you are currently wearing then practice the buddy system rescue scenario . In the winter; typically there are two dead victims instead of one.

    You can make a cheapo dry suit from an oversized rain suit and a sewing machine

    While in a kayak; always dress for submersion; it’s a wet sport or should be considered as a wet sport.

    Invest in dry suits

  24. Carl Bussells on May 30, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Love it, thanks for the video! Are those reusable litter bags from the game and fish commission? We’re looking for ways to reduce litter in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and I’d love to order some of those bags in bulk to hand out at boat landings and leave at tackle shops. Can you point me in the right direction? Thank you and happy camping 🙂

  25. Frazier Douglass on May 30, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Where do you pack the cast iron skillet? hHa, Great video.

  26. Pierre Boucher on May 30, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    For the same length, no kayak can match a canoe for cargo and camping. Kayak are really not pratical.

  27. Tuxdaddy on May 30, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    With your cooler in the back and strapped down, how stable is it and how well does it track ??

  28. lemminglobber on May 30, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    So Kellie carries all the camping equipment, clothes, tent, cooking etc etc and Cody gets knives and beer. Well played sir 😀

  29. Steven Williams on May 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Where are you guys from? Do yall wanna plan a kayak trip? We are from jonesboro, ark

  30. herno1 on May 30, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Great video guys. I recently bought a sit on top kayak and I’m planning on going camping. Thank you for all the info

  31. Kayla Egas on May 30, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I’m new here and I love the information, only problem was the music was a little loud for the video 🙁

  32. Tim Wheel on May 30, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    Hi guys. Great gear review. OMG it was like looking at my own gear and kayak. The only thing I am yet to purchase is a chair which you have already sent me the link for. Great stuff. Summer down here in OZ so will be planning a trip soon.

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