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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #90 on: April 08, 2019, 07:13:20 AM »
Found a Facebook group from Robon - not a thread so much as a place where a lot of long distance adventure touring is happening.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vansup/

This a trip from last week I did from Kaslo. I have started from here before for an overnighter and it's a good part of the lake to go to if you want to see a lot but don't have a lot of time.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=987283464993437&set=pcb.2367093953518535&type=3&theater&ifg=1
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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #91 on: July 06, 2019, 05:31:58 AM »
Check out this interview with Atlantic SUPergirls LouAnne and Jules who paddled from New York to Miami, unassisted, in the middle of winter.  I fond it SUPer impressive:


My friend LouAnne is at it again, this time solo the Mississippi River. Starting August.
Seems like an awesome adventure. She's going be on the new SIC Okeanos and raffle it afterwards.

If you'd like to help: https://www.gofundme.com/mississippi-river-source-to-sea?utm_medium=email&utm_source=product&utm_campaign=p_email%2B5311-donation-receipt-wp-v5&utm_content=internal


« Last Edit: July 06, 2019, 05:33:39 AM by burchas »
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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #92 on: July 06, 2019, 05:33:54 AM »
Bunch of sh*t that doesn't mean much to most

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #93 on: December 11, 2019, 12:52:30 PM »
Windsurf Round Europe
https://europe.onebubble.earth/log
I didn't think I would link this - but - he paddles a lot :D - when there is no wind. The packing methods he uses - not sure it all matches to SUP - he uses a barrel on the tail - when it's windy, he's a wind-surfer - so the same problems of weathervane and wind-steer don't apply. But I kind of like his big, simple "splash shield" to stuff things in.

This short video shows him making pretty good speed with a loaded board and sail fully assembled, ready to go - but with no wind he's paddling.

Notice how far forward he is? Even packing light.....



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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #94 on: December 11, 2019, 02:50:51 PM »
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/bryce.lamont.9/media_set?set=a.10155782285917121&type=3

2 guys, 10 days - and they brought everything but the kitchen sink! :D 20 liter water jug? This is a good "read" with comments back and forth about some of the gear and prep, things that they might do differently next time ( I LOVE reading "hindsight" so I can try to plan ahead better".
I've done similar trips on kayak, and I think they packed better and had less danger from rolling over. If you can sit and paddle like a kayak there are advantages to SUP. I love the exploration of little bays and creeks from a standing position vs sitting my kayak - and I can step off and on with little drama - getting out and back into my Sea Otter is a chore.

This an example of "exactly what I was looking for" stories that me to start this thread- days of travel, great photos, discussion of gear, and bonus points for amazing history (ancient trees growing THROUGH huge old totem poles - wow )  - so of course it's good to have in this collection.
Borrowed photo for attention :D Much more inside the link. Makes me hate Facebook less when I find good stuff like this.

 

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #95 on: December 11, 2019, 03:47:08 PM »
Update on Kruger's attempt at Northwest Passage, 2019 - he decided to not overextend, and plan for 2020.
His gofundme needs some funds - it's just under $4k - the 10k goal would be a shoe-string budget. C'mon - somebody donate $15 and make it clear $4k!
https://www.gofundme.com/f/2020-Canadian-Arctic-SUP-expedition?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet

https://www.thenextthingmovie.com/trailer

Carl's page

https://krugerescapes.com/

2020 is around the corner I hope the expedition kicks off safely - but soon! :D


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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #96 on: December 12, 2019, 11:56:03 AM »
Great write up of 2019 Yukon Quest - Rather than all about the Superman Bart winning again (he IS amazing) -  it's the story of a last minute entry that barely finished before the cut-off of 71 hours - still an amazing feat, a lifetime achievement, and it's well written and interesting to read.

http://www.supracer.com/2019-yukon-river-quest-long-read/?fbclid=IwAR32jO9ii37buDWwgq8J0B03bkDQWnUWYwoCOsogyp23M-a9OlNihNJK38w

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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #97 on: December 23, 2019, 09:33:56 PM »
That was a good read. 70+ hours of grind is crazy. Great story. I love distance paddling, but that is on a whole nother level of masochism. The ultra ultra marathon type.
It's not overhead to me!
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Re: Long distance adventure touring
« Reply #98 on: December 27, 2019, 01:29:13 PM »
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/bryce.lamont.9/media_set?set=a.10155782285917121&type=3

2 guys, 10 days - and they brought everything but the kitchen sink! :D 20 liter water jug? This is a good "read" with comments back and forth about some of the gear and prep, things that they might do differently next time ( I LOVE reading "hindsight" so I can try to plan ahead better".
I've done similar trips on kayak, and I think they packed better and had less danger from rolling over. If you can sit and paddle like a kayak there are advantages to SUP. I love the exploration of little bays and creeks from a standing position vs sitting my kayak - and I can step off and on with little drama - getting out and back into my Sea Otter is a chore.

This an example of "exactly what I was looking for" stories that me to start this thread- days of travel, great photos, discussion of gear, and bonus points for amazing history (ancient trees growing THROUGH huge old totem poles - wow )  - so of course it's good to have in this collection.
Borrowed photo for attention :D Much more inside the link. Makes me hate Facebook less when I find good stuff like this.

 

Quote from Bryce about gear he took - he also didn't need to recharge any device! He doesn't take enough pics :D  -
"Bryce Lamont Hey Erik, sorry for the late response... No problem about sharing and thanks for the interest and kind words. I honestly wouldn't do too many things differently (unless weather control was an option lol). I would avoid bringing a pump style water filter as it sounds like the gravity fed filters are much easier to use. Having a large water jug was nice but the 20L was a bit big. Having flat bottom containers and dry bags was super helpful for strapping things down which is why we went with the "Skully" (https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5063-646/Scully-100-Dry-Duffle) dry bags from Mountain Equipment Co-Op. I welded extra D rings onto the bags for the purpose of strapping and we tested flipping the boards and nothing budged, although even in the roughest water when sitting I never felt that I was in danger of flipping. I wore a dry suit (Ocean Rodeo Ignite https://oceanrodeo.com/product/ignite/ ) which is made for it's mobility more than diving and it was amazing! One thing for sure I'd bring next time is a bigger tarp. We got pounded by rain and the ability to have a dry place to hang out, other than in the tents, was important when the weather was too nasty to paddle."

Square bags - duh! My round bags hardly stay on when a boat goes by. "Flip testing" seems smart to do. Blue Tarp - I always bring my own "blue sky" for camping - it's a rare day when it ISN'T raining :D - so yeah, smaller water jugs - bigger tarp! And mosquito spray- lots of DEET. :D

 


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