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by tn ridge rover
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: looking for advice with first packraft purchase.
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: looking for advice with first packraft purchase.

I have a first gen Explorer 42. It would be too small for your needs. I am awaiting the new packraft out soon. Perhaps give Alpacka a call for info on that one and please report back! It may be what I need for a tandem fishing raft.
by tn ridge rover
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: New to Packrafting; Looking for Information
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: New to Packrafting; Looking for Information

Here's a good pic of a new 42. It has the new seat and backband. Wish it was mine!
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by tn ridge rover
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Advanced Elements Packlite Kayak
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Advanced Elements Packlite Kayak

Check the total weight like how much does the pump weigh? Are the seats comfortable with a backrest?
by tn ridge rover
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Southcentral
Topic: Beginner Fishing Trip
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Beginner Fishing Trip

Big South Fork in Tn. I plan a fishing trip that way in October. Ya gotta watch the water conditions, dry one year and flooding the next. a local Kantuck rental place provides shuttle for different multiday trips.
by tn ridge rover
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: New to Packrafting; Looking for Information
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: New to Packrafting; Looking for Information

Check into the Explorer 42 if not too expensive or too heavy. It is kinda small for 2 people but you can use a Scout in tow to carry gear. A Scout and Explorer 42 can make a good team. If ya put a passenger backband on the 42, call the Alpacka folks on where to attach the mounting rings. I put my ri...
by tn ridge rover
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Compact ultralight Life Jacket
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Compact ultralight Life Jacket

I learned that lesson the hard way! A little rain that turns into a lotta rain or there's a rapid not on any map or chart but shows up outta nowhere. That looks bulky. Any rapid can go up a class unexpectedly. been there, done that, almost died! Again.......... An idea I came up after my last capsiz...
by tn ridge rover
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rigging backpack/drybag to Bow
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: Rigging backpack/drybag to Bow

Those Bow Bags look interesting, but I just had a wild thought! Although different, many folks now make waterproof fishing backpacks. Perhaps one of those packs on the bow or stern might be a cheaper or better option than the Bow Bag. On the wacky Cowboy side of things, how bout a waterproof set of ...
by tn ridge rover
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PFD ride up from capsize!
Replies: 2
Views: 630

PFD ride up from capsize!

I was bout 3-500 yards before Leatherwood Ford at Big South Fork in TN. Right smack dab in Sgt York's back yard! The river was beyond flood stage with the gauge about 3800. Twas bout the 3rd week in October 2017. From the trail where I began my float, I didn't remember any rapids between me and my c...
by tn ridge rover
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to wear?
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: What to wear?

A double bladed paddle can be a wet experience. Depending on conditions etc, dump the skirt. Carry a good bail sponge and possible ziplock bag to bail with also. Wear a 55 gal garbage bag kilt or rain pants.

But over class II, you gonna get wet! Keep the skirt!
by tn ridge rover
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fishing--Low cost light weight fishing tools
Replies: 9
Views: 2942

Re: Fishing--Low cost light weight fishing tools

I have the pen system. Too flimsy for me. Other collapsible rods available. Jack Spirko likes these but I have no experience. http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/aiotd-2-2-17-2 All collapsible rods seem to share the same weakness, their tips are fragile! Carry spare tips. However some rods are better ...
by tn ridge rover
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anchor set ups
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Anchor set ups

Here's some options. I like the Anchor bag and may get it someday. It all depends on how lightweight you have to be.
https://www.boundarywaterscatalog.com/a ... ord/anchor

A basketball net and carabiner filled with rocks may be an option also.