I've been paddling three times (one week each) in rental (Canadian) canoes. My girlfriend and me brought all gear and food with us and there still was plenty of room for our dog in the boat.
I know from internet "research" that kayaks provide less space, but I'd like to try using one in the future due to the benefits of a kayak.
The cargo capacities I can find on various websites are somewhat meaningless since I don't know how many kilograms or liters I needed so far.
Therefore, assuming the following requirements:
- 2 persons
- one week
- light-ish tent, mattress, sleeping bags
- food for the whole time, preferably not only fully processed trekking food
- no need to carry water
Let's also assume
- moderate climate (night temperature not below 10°C, rain not unlikely)
- fresh water lakes
Will this be possible without crazy requirements on clothing and other equipment?
Will two one-man kayaks or one two-man kayak provide more cargo space?