Gear Up for Safety— You’ll be spending a lot of time outside, and relying on your own preparation, so pack accordingly: Bring plenty of sunscreen, a warm change of clothes, a fire starter, and a first-ait kit.
Find Shelter — Think about where you’ll sleep. If you’re using a tent, consider a compact backpacking-style model that will stow easily on your Whaler. Don’t forgo plenty of bedding, though — the wee hours can get chilly!
Meal Plans — Certain foods fare much better than others at a campsite. Do the bulk of your meal prep before packing, including items that can easily be reheated rather than cooked from scratch.