My wife and I are avid inland, freshwater kayakers - both on calm lakes and up/down rivers and streams. We have only done day trips. We are also moderately experienced backcountry campers. Now we have plans to do a two night water trail.
What things should we bring or not bring when upgrading from day kayak excursions to overnight, aside from very basic backpacking gear?
We have fairly basic beginner kayaks with hardpoints but no actual rigging on the decks, no skirts, no paddle attachment cable, or really any accessories. We have paddles and PFDs. I'm open to suggestions of kayak modifications or accessories, but we don't really want completely new boats.
US Ohio region, planning September, rain possible. The river in question is shallow enough to stand in many places, though no real "rapids" and shore is quite reachable if one had to swim.
Not a duplicate of this question, as it is asking about experience, not equipment. Not a duplicate of this one either, as it pertains to spending multiple days on open ocean, which is way more serious than what we're planning.