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.
I pack about half of what you have in the video for 4 days of kayaking.
Random comments, not intended as criticism, just observations:
Bear spray in the day hatch, eh? Never thought of that, but there was that one time when I approached my designated site by water up in Quebec and it was already occupied by a bear. Too bad I didn't have any bear spray in my day hatch. I would have lept out and given that fellow a good taste of hot chilli peppers.
My God, that day hatch is cavernous. It swallowed up half of your gear.
Two stoves, a first-aid kit the size of a tent, a tent and another two-main shelter? Wow. Fun.
It would be interesting to see a video about specific kayak camping gear, specifically tent, sleeping bag, mattress, stove, etc. For example, appropriate size, weight, features, and brands of those items. Or a focus on moderately heavy, moderately expensive gear for average people. To give people a sense that kayak camping is similar to backpacking, but more luxurious.
Nice video, thanks.
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