Originally Posted by lmyers
I find that interesting. I won't boat with someone who doesn't have float bags. Goes the same for a throw rope and rescue knife..... imo they are all necessities.
I just leave mine inflated all the time, but they also develop leaks and have to be replaced every 3-5 years.
A man needs to have his standards! Most of the people I know use dry bags. That way you can put your safety gear, lunch, or what ever inside the dry bag and your safety rope wont get water logged. I feel that a typical air bag just uses up a lot of room when you can accomplish both; dry gear and floatation with dry bags. But that's just me. So, am I still on your "Do not kayak with list?" (-:
I personally don't have any standards I place on others. Maybe I should adopt some..