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What’s in my Guide Purse

Some call it a guide purse or guide bag, others call it a ditch kit or go-bag, and I’m sure others call it names I can’t even imagine. Whatever you call it, this is one important bag for safe paddling. It’s the bag that lives between my legs in the cockpit of my kayak while I’m paddling, by my side when I’m making meals and hanging around camp, and next to my pillow when I’m sleeping in my tent. It’s the bag that contains all of my most important safety equipment and would be the one swimming to shore with me in the event that I lose my boat. 

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