Reefing the main might be a problem, you would need a special main halyard with two tangs on it (like the old 16's) and you would have to get a sail maker to put in a reef point. I did see a fellow who put a zipper in the main?? You could always just furl the jib if the wind comes up. As far as the gear is concerned, as long as you don't overload the boat shouldn't be a problem, there is some pictures somewhere that shows a tent on a 16 I think. Just take the proper precautions, take a UHF radio and the usual safety gear, don't get too far from shore, know your limits, study the shore maps so you know where you can make landfall if you need. Just my 2 cents worth.
06 getaway -- always remember, man with both feet in mouth have no leg to stand on.