Kayak camping gear
Posted by: markmorrall on Oct-29-12 6:14 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
Here's another video we thought you may enjoy;
This is sound advice on how to pack four days worth of camping gear and food into a sea kayak. Our friend Mike McDonald is an American Canoe Association certified Level 5 Advanced Open Water Instructor and Guide as well as being certified as a medical Wilderness First Responder. Mike makes stuffing 75# of gear into a sleek, narrow sea kayak look simple. If you would like to see more "in depth" videos on this subject please let us know, any and all suggestions or ideas are gladly welcomed!
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Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-31-12 9:55 PM (EST)
Whew. An ultralight backpacker would have about a quarter of that stuff. Medium weight for a backpacker for 4 days would be 35 lbs. Ultralight well under 30 lbs.
agree, a bit (a lot) excessive|
Posted by: gnarlydog on Oct-31-12 10:09 PM (EST)
I would pack half of his stuff for 4 days. My concerns tho is fresh water since there is usually none on route on my ocean shores (tropical Australian East coast).
Yes a bit excessive|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-31-12 10:17 PM (EST)
I don't see the four gallons of fresh water anywhere.
Putting what to take aside..|
Posted by: Ian_montrose on Nov-01-12 3:47 AM (EST)
I find a useful aid to packing is to have a separate transportation bag for each hatch. That means I can organize everything by hatch before I leave home and don't need to think much when it comes to packing at the launch site.
a lot of these videos are ... strange|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Nov-01-12 3:02 PM (EST)
One YouTube video has a guy hauling a full-sized axe!
Posted by: rikjohnson on Nov-02-12 12:04 PM (EST)
Everyone seems to take a 16' boat with them.
I have a very low tolerance|
Posted by: bowrudder on Nov-04-12 11:30 AM (EST)
for these kinds of videos anymore. The guru, the NDK, the "clear deck", "nothing impeding my feet", microfiber pillow, and titanium pots and pans. Of course he's going to have a GP. Was there ever a moment's doubt?