Wasn't sure if this should go in Safety or Gear forums, but I needed a short break from a whirlwind house cleaning as a surprise when Joy returns from visiting her kids. Note to self - make sure the electric toothbrush is completely off before removing from mouth. During my last trip, several people had forgotten their phone charger cable and borrowed mine. Be aware that if someone can't keep track of their own cable, they might not be skilled in keeping track of yours. As the cable was passed around to various people who needed to change their phone/camera/texting/navigation device - all the same device - it became kind of a game of, "Button, button, who has the button." All those "things" dependent on one little white cable. And cables are known to fail. Though those of use who have more body on the analog dock than we do a foot on the digital boat don't see that much of a concern, it does inspire me to review systems with various parts and consider the impact of failure. For example, consider a rudder system. My first thought would be, "What if the cable broke?" But there is more to that rudder system than just "a cable"; there's all those cable connectors too. I'm not saying we should become worrywarts. But there is something to that ditty about "For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe a horse was lost ..." I suppose the challenge is to have enough "backup" without towing a complete duplicately equipped/stocked kayak. But if you do ... do you have a backup tow line?