You don’t need a dock to store your bug-out boat. It can fit in your gear closet and be ready to go at a moment’s notice thanks to the all-purpose backpack from Sea Eagle®. The backpack is included in the packages for all of Sea Eagle®’s inflatable stand-up paddle boards and RazorLite kayaks, but fits other models as well and can be purchased on its own. Here are five lifesaving options to carry on your back. (seaeagle.com; 800-748-8066)
This board is able to handle many different environmental conditions with increased flotation, rigidity and stability. Available in three sizes: 11’6”, 12’6” and 14’.
This LongBoard allows you to stand up or sit down for comfortable paddling on both flat water and surf. Available in two sizes: 11’ and 12’6”.
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A perfect combination of buoyancy and durability, this kayak has the ability to maneuver like a race car through the toughest whitewater, open-water and surf. Available in three sizes: 9’10”, 12’6” and 14’.
This is the world’s first and only inflatable kayak made entirely with Drop Stitch technology making it super light and easy to maneuver. With speeds up to 6 mph, the kayak cuts through waves cleaner, straighter and sharper. Available
in two sizes: 12’10” and 15’6”.
SE9 Motormount Boat
Perfect for those who already have their own boat motors or choose to row about, this lightweight, inflatable fishing boat holds up to four people, is super stable and works great with small gas or electric motors. Available in one size: 11’.
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This kayak features a sharper, narrower, tapered bow for faster entry through wind, waves, current, and water, coupled with a rigid, inflatable keel for a faster, smoother paddling experience. Available in two sizes: 12’6” and 15’3”.
This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE™ Winter 2016 edition. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.