The post by AdamBo touches on a major concern of mine. Although I have several kayaking acquaintances, scheduling problems often leave me kayaking solo. My playground, the Chesapeak Bay, is not exactly a raging malestrom but there are times when I would rather not be alone out there. My safety measures include checking the weather report, carrying flares, VHF, GPS, compass, extra paddle, paddle float, pump, bailout bag, etc. I don't have a reliable roll, but I practice self-rescues.
Any advice, experiences, or comments on solo kayaking?
I think you better check your water line after all that gear has been added... LOL
I don't see the point of the compass when you probably know your way and have a GPS.. You haven't mentioned whistle (sound producing device), other VDS's such as flare gun, laser, or flag, and you haven't mentioned what kind of night lighting you have. I would be sure you know you territory, stay out of the way of comerical traffic and if water is at all cold, you may want to consider a wet suit....