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by remoteriverman
Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most amazing river in South America
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Most amazing river in South America

Hi all - I've just finished producing the third Remote River Man DVD - REWA: Guyana's Primeval River. It's available for sale now through my website at http://www.remoteriverman.com This was an incredible experience - 5 weeks accompanied by a Makushi tribesman (an expert at primitive bow and arrow f...
by remoteriverman
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 313
Views: 95715

Re: Youtube Videos!



Don't think you'd want one of these landing in your packraft - they're the largest rodents on earth, and nearly as heavy as a person...

Cheers,
Kevin Casey
www.remoteriverman
by remoteriverman
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 313
Views: 95715

Re: Youtube Videos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=338LkiD3aLU&feature=channel_video_title Though my definite preference is to conduct expeditions solo (and these days, with a packraft!), on my 2011 Guyana journey I had an indigenous companion, who helped me find drinkable water vines in the jungle (of course I had do...
by remoteriverman
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 313
Views: 95715

Re: Youtube Videos!


If you're planning to take your packraft to an extremely remote jungle one day, this might be useful...

Cheers,
Kevin Casey
www.remoteriverman.com
by remoteriverman
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 313
Views: 95715

Re: Youtube Videos!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XcYkbeK1Xc&feature=channel_video_title My companion on my journey to Rewa River in the Guyana jungles was a Makushi tribesman who fished with a primitive bow and arrow, made entirely from natural rainforest materials. His skill was freakish. He was also an exceptiona...
by remoteriverman
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 313
Views: 95715

Re: Youtube Videos!

Hi all - I've just returned from another epic jungle river expedition, this time to the extremely isolated Rewa River in the Guyana jungles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duEJg8NMZu4&feature=channel_video_title Here's some of the bizarre and beautiful wildlife I encountered during the 4-week journe...
by remoteriverman
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Guyana's pristine rivers
Replies: 1
Views: 3352

Guyana's pristine rivers

Just returned from two months in Guyana, exploring the very remote Rewa river (and untouched tributaries) in the center of the country. Not by packraft - I used a canoe and was accompanied by a very experienced Makushi tribesman who used a bow and arrow to fish, played remove-the-hook with several l...
by remoteriverman
Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Fitzroy River (Kimberley)
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: Fitzroy River (Kimberley)

The Fitzroy is a huge river, volume-wise - very dangerous in the wet season, but a pleasant waterway in the Dry. In my younger days (1986) I walked from the Fitzroy Crossing bridge all the way up the Fitzroy, into the Hann River, then into the Barnett River, finishing the hike a month later at what ...
by remoteriverman
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Africa
Topic: Gabon jungle rivers
Replies: 2
Views: 2652

Gabon jungle rivers

I visited Gabon last year and explored some extremely remote rivers, and I did it with guides (not my preferred method, but unfortunately necessary in many parts of Africa). I paddled the Ntem in northern Gabon, and also a couple of tributaries of the Ivindo. I believe, based on these experiences, t...
by remoteriverman
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: The Amazon
Replies: 8
Views: 6235

Re: The Amazon

I'm off to an extremely hard-to-access jungle river in central Guyana in a couple of months, and am quite excited. It's a tributary of the Essequibo river system, as opposed the Orinoco or Amazon. Interestingly, I've read that in high flood water times, all three of these river systems connect up (t...
by remoteriverman
Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Suggestions for Alpacka alternative in Au
Replies: 12
Views: 7864

Re: Suggestions for Alpacka alternative in Au

Last year I used an Alpacka Yukon Yak (just a little over 2 kgs) to explore an extremely remote river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. A couple years before I used a Sevylor K2 two-person inflatable kayak on another month-long remote river exploration in coastal BC Canada (I took the se...
by remoteriverman
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New DVD - Packrafting the Kimberley
Replies: 0
Views: 833

New DVD - Packrafting the Kimberley

Hi all - Last year I conducted a month-long solo exploration of the extremely remote King Edward River in northern Australia by packraft. Later in 2010 I explored some isolated jungle rivers in Gabon, West Africa (not by packraft). I have (at long last) produced the DVD which includes both these tri...
by remoteriverman
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Northern
Topic: Bear spray/air horn transport in Alaska
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

Bear spray/air horn transport in Alaska

Hi - For those heading to Bettles Alaska to packraft the Brooks Range, a quick question. I understand bear spray can be obtained in Bettles, and presumably then can go with you on the local floatplane to the put-in spot of your choice. When I explore rivers in bear country, I also like to carry one ...
by remoteriverman
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Chest waders for packrafting
Replies: 3
Views: 2951

Chest waders for packrafting

Just wondered if any of you regularly use chest waders while packrafting in cold water places, for both sitting in the packraft and all those periodic bits of wading when you need to drag the boat past an obstacle, or line it down stream past some dubious rapids. Keeping the backside and legs dry wh...
by remoteriverman
Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Central America
Topic: Good Central American routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 4746

Re: Good Central American routes?

I had a look at the Rio Platano in Honduras as a possible remote river journey, but then saw a photo of about four of five good-sized rafts lined up on the shore, ready for a trip. Bit too crowded for my purposes... I think it's paddled pretty regularly these days. Probably very pretty through there...
by remoteriverman
Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Misty Fiords NP in southeast AK
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Misty Fiords NP in southeast AK

Hi - Has anyone had any experience in Misty Fiords National Park near Ketchikan? I'm talking about the easternmost freshwater rivers between Behm Canal and Hyder, Alaska (such as the Chickamin and any others), not the saltwater inlets such as the Behm Canal, which I know have been paddled many times...
by remoteriverman
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Anyone used the Windpaddle with a packraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 2226

Anyone used the Windpaddle with a packraft?

Just had a look at the website for a thing called a Windpaddle - basically a small round sail for use on kayaks and very small, lightweight craft. Has anyone used these things, and if so, how did it go for you? I could see some potential use on large stretches of lake or saltwater estuary, for headi...
by remoteriverman
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Packs
Replies: 21
Views: 15101

Re: Packs

Down here in Australia we tend to have some different brands to yours in North America. For my month-long solo wilderness river journeys, I have used the Mountain Equipment Freycinet, and more recently the excellent Macpac Cascade expedition 90-litre canvas pack. It's a big thing, but it gives a nic...
by remoteriverman
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packraft adventure documentary premiering in Anchorage
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Packraft adventure documentary premiering in Anchorage

Hig and Erin - Great job - looks awesome!! I know from experience how hard film-making can be when you're cold and wet, tired out, or just anxious to get moving. To get all this on a little hand-held camera is impressive indeed. I commend you both on your amazing journey, your dedicated film-making,...
by remoteriverman
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wasn't packrafting born in Alaska AND Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Wasn't packrafting born in Alaska AND Australia

As an Aussie who used to be an Alaskan, I am willing to concede that Alaska is indeed the birthplace of packrafting. I note that in Roman Dial's excellent book there is also a great old photo of Dick Griffiths taking an old patched up Air Force ditching raft down the Copper Canyon in Mexico. That tr...
by remoteriverman
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Africa
Topic: South Africa?
Replies: 7
Views: 5991

Re: South Africa?

Hi Roman - I just got back from Gabon, West Africa, where I explored some remote rivers with the Baka pygmy people. Not as much wildlife around as I had hoped (because the pygmies are VERY efficient hunters), but there are plenty of very raftable rivers in the jungle there. Tourism infrastructure is...
by remoteriverman
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packrafting tropical Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Packrafting tropical Australia

Hi all - I have been exploring remote rivers around the planet for 3 decades now, but only used a packraft for the first time this year, when I did a solo run down the King Edward river in the Kimberley in northern Australia. The Yukon Yak impressed me with its durability - it certainly worked well ...
by remoteriverman
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: OZ and NZ. How many packrafters are there down here?
Replies: 10
Views: 3029

Re: OZ and NZ. How many packrafters are there down here?

I completed a packraft exploration down the King Edward river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in May 2010. I've got the Yukon Yak. Handled superbly, and did the job. Very happy with it, first time I used it. There is a short video about the trip at the website: remoteriverman.com It's c...