True, but like I said, just excess baggage on my solo flat water trips. I usually have an anchor system rigged up. I've been trying to avoid carrying any excess gear, especially stuff that I never use. Sometimes I have to portage everything 100 yards. My anchor system is light enough, and always comes in handy. I might get a throw bag for river floats. I've thrown one before, and I agree it takes a few practice throws to get the hang of it.