Like many paddlers out there, most of my time on the water is restricted to day trips in familiar areas. I don't get out nearly as often as I'd like to more remote,exposed coastal areas for multi day expeditions. Because of this I tend to vary my choices for essential gear. I always carry a bare minimum first aid/boat repair/survival kit. Obviously if you are expeditioning you will have everything and the kitchen sink. I am curious to hear how others prepare themselves for unplanned stopovers in remote coastal wilderness.