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 Forum: General Discussion Forum   Topic: Jay keeps paddling

Posted: May 2nd, 2007, 11:09 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 3130


... there is not muchg friction at 36lbs. so i will be dragging daki over the 20 km methye portage on day one of the trip this year, while carrying my pack. at least that is the plan. i have not been training as much this year. so i had better get off the computer and go for a walk in the woods with ...

 Forum: General Discussion Forum   Topic: Light Jay Setting off soon !

Posted: April 3rd, 2006, 2:01 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 9703


... out more at http://www.cpaws.org just click on my banner and no, i did not come up with the expedition title). but of course being me, the whole packet, 8 meg digital camera, 20 gig storage device, pda, sat phone, spare batteries, ac chargers, a solar charger and enough cords and cables to tow ...

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Hell Freezes Over!

Posted: November 21st, 2005, 1:04 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 6066


... mine. it is a heavily decked canoe (cockpit about 7'l ong for me and a pack and will have a spray skirt) much like verlen kruger's loon (forerunner ... maneuverable boat for this trip. the boat will be 16'6" (the loon is 17' 2") with a waterline length of a little under 16' and a max. beam of ...

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Hell Freezes Over!

Posted: November 13th, 2005, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 6066


... are more than 10 days or so apart. i doubt that i will be carrying much more than two weeks worth of food at a time. i estimate that my average pack weight will be about 35lbs + canoe at 40lbs. most of the portages are not at all technical so this will be manageable. i might fish a little bit ...

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Canoes for Long Distance Mixed Water Solo Trips

Posted: December 7th, 2004, 4:46 pm 

Replies: 76
Views: 12211


... Aid Kit / 15# - Other safety gear (ELB, GPS, Pepper Spray, Rope, Rescue pulleys, smoke flares, etc.) / 80# - 40 d of food @ 2#/d (a standard backpacking calculation) / 16# - Clothing & footwear _____________ = 363 pounds total[/quote] Steve, Dude! All this talk about capacity and boats, it's ...

 Forum: Equipment   Topic: Launch of New 32lb Canoe

 Post subject: Launch of New 32lb Canoe
Posted: November 30th, 2004, 1:43 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1786


... is very stable and has plenty of freeboard at 200lbs displacement. With the seat placed 18" behind centre, the trim was acceptable even without a pack in the bow. It is quite responsive to traditional correction strokes and seemed pretty quick although there was a very strong wind on the Rideau ...

 Forum: Boat Design and Construction   Topic: How to built a 40lb strip Osprey?

Posted: October 29th, 2004, 4:43 pm 

Replies: 88
Views: 33175


... weight of the canoe has to be reduced to an absolute minimum while still being reliable where help is very far away. Even while carrying a small pack in addition to the canoe, my load is sometimes less than hers at the beginning of a trip. Which is probably fair because she is as strong as I ...

 Forum: General Discussion Forum   Topic: The Incredible Rightness of Lightness -The list

Posted: September 17th, 2003, 3:28 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 10484


Geez, Rob I first read your pack as weighing 72lbs instead of 72l ( I need reading glasses, too) That would be a load! May I suggest a Platypus instead of the bottle? Not sure why your buddy was upset. I never had a problem with my partner ...

 Forum: General Discussion Forum   Topic: The Incredible Rightness of Lightness -The list

Posted: September 17th, 2003, 3:08 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 10484


... do you bring? I find groups comprising somewhat more experienced people are harder to lead, particularly adults who may be friends They tend to pack and organize indivually rather than as a team, leading to duplication and sometimes gaps. They figure they have things pretty well figured out ...

 Forum: General Discussion Forum   Topic: The Incredible Rightness of Lightness -The list

Posted: September 16th, 2003, 1:06 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 10484


... in Temagami soon and will publish the list for a longer colder, more remote trip. Go nuts. :wink: Jay Jay’s Solo Summer Flatwater Weekend Canoe Pack In addition to paddle (20 oz) and PFD (12 oz), clothes worn are: long sleeve quick dry shirt, pants, socks and boots, broad brim hat and sunglasses, ...

 Forum: General Discussion Forum   Topic: rethinking packing list

Posted: September 16th, 2003, 11:19 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 8871


... bring the necessities...1300m portage or not. You can't tell me you are living lightjay with the feable list you 're so proud of. Come on my son. pack hard 'n enjoy. Connor Stanten Armstrong, ON Wabakimi Country Don't you just love it went some (slightly naive but pleasant) guy plays straight ...

 Forum: General Discussion Forum   Topic: rethinking packing list

Posted: September 12th, 2003, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 8871


... there are a number of sub 2lb summer bags and some not too expensive. I will mention some of them next week. And will post my revised summer solo pack - it's 12 lbs (without food). BTW, I take about 1.8- 2 lbs PER DAY. No need to eat dirt just to go light. ciao Jay

 Forum: General Discussion Forum   Topic: rethinking packing list

Posted: September 8th, 2003, 11:48 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 8871


... Buoy O Buoy type, certified but weighs 3/4lb, no knife on it. Any line cutting can wait until I get the locking blade Swiss Army Knife out of the pack. But at about 8oz my rainpaints are always packed unless it's a going to be just a two day weekend with a perfect forecast. Nothing worse than ...

 Forum: General Discussion Forum   Topic: rethinking packing list

Posted: September 5th, 2003, 2:30 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 8871


... Um, this is going to be a bit brutal Noddy so brace yourself. You were embarassed because that was your a master list but you admit to taking four packs on a five day summer trip in Algonquin? First off way too much packaging even before we look at what is in it. Two packs only. Neater, tidier, ...

 Forum: The Camper's Kitchen   Topic: Light weight food containers

Posted: September 5th, 2003, 12:40 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 2365


... done multiple zip-locks in a mesh bag. Dry food and clean bags. Not as critter-proof as a barrel but lighter and more flexible to fit in the one pack. Hung in a tree, never lost a crumb to a chipmunk or anything else. Jay
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