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by jeremy089786
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packraft safety refresher this weekend - SYDNEY/ CANBERRA
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Packraft safety refresher this weekend - SYDNEY/ CANBERRA

Hi Guys, This weekend I am running a refresher safety weekend on the Shoalhaven - Long Point section near Marulan. Most of the discussion is happening on the facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109063432520697/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/233365700332496/ But the details are: Summar...
by jeremy089786
Mon May 23, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 pound kayak
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: 10 pound kayak

+1 to being very cool!

Would also love to see one of these at the roundup!
by jeremy089786
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Murrumbidgee around Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 2097

Re: Murrumbidgee around Canberra

Great guide. Thanks Mick!
by jeremy089786
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpacka Scout or Supai Canyon Flatwater?
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

Re: Alpacka Scout or Supai Canyon Flatwater?

M 2c...

I would be going for the scout. I have a Llama and a Supai gear boat and love them both, but if you start dragging/ scraping on rocks the supai boat will literally tear asap. It is perfect for lakes/ high water easy floats, but will pop at the sight of sticks/ rocks!
by jeremy089786
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting in Sydney/ NSW FB group
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Packrafting in Sydney/ NSW FB group

Hi Guys,

In a copycat move of John, I have created a FB group for packrafters around Sydney/ NSW https://www.facebook.com/groups/233365700332496/

It will hopefully be useful for organising floats with fellow rafters.

Cheers,

Jeremy.
by jeremy089786
Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting the Grose
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Packrafting the Grose

Hello everyone, Some more details and pics can be found here: http://adventuresandtinkerings.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/grose-river-at-095m.html. Please let me know if you have any questions! I also forgot to add - the walk in usually takes around 2-3hrs and the rafting took us maybe 5 hrs. Cheers, J.
by jeremy089786
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting the Grose
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Packrafting the Grose

Hi Paradza, In the process of writing a report but am under the pump at the moment. Short answers are Faulconbridge pt to Yarramundi and maybe 5 hrs. Definitely needs scouting if you haven't done it before. Some parts can be grade IV and sievey - especially when the water is a little higher. Cheers,...
by jeremy089786
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 99935

Re: Youtube Videos!

Grose River, NSW, Australia at 1 - 0.9m at the Grose R gauge.

Thanks to Steven for the footage and edit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ9nlPlHbcw
by jeremy089786
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting the Grose
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Packrafting the Grose

Hey everyone, On the weekend I was lucky enough to hit the Grose with 6 others, mostly from the Willow Warriors. The level was 1m falling to 0.9m throughout the trip and was blast! Was also great to learn about willows and other nasty weeds growing on river banks. Thanks to Steven for the great edit...
by jeremy089786
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven - Greater Horseshoe to Longs
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

Re: Shoalhaven - Greater Horseshoe to Longs

Hi Lizzy,

Glad you like it and you are correct about access. The road is in poor condition, so if you can at least take an AWD or something similar it would give more piece of mind. We had to push a 2WD free at one point.

J.
by jeremy089786
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven - Greater Horseshoe to Longs
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

Shoalhaven - Greater Horseshoe to Longs

Hello everyone, A write up from our Shoalhaven trip on the long weekend. Such a winning river! http://adventuresandtinkerings.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/packrafting-shoalhaven-greater.html "Participants: Alli, Andi, Catherine, Catrina, Courtney, Francesco, Jeremy Water level: 0.80m - Hillview gauge “Ho...
by jeremy089786
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Canning the Cann
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: Canning the Cann

Great looking trip!

Thanks for the report and pics.
by jeremy089786
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Sydney: Packrafting Event - Adventure Time
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Sydney: Packrafting Event - Adventure Time

Hello everyone, Next Thursday the 8th of October, Adventure Time is extremely pleased to host Australian packrafting pioneer John McLaine. In fact we're so keen to hear him speak that he's coming all the way from Taswegia and he'll be entertaining us for the entire evening! Date: 8th October 2015 Ti...
by jeremy089786
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packraft on the Tua, PNG
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Re: Packraft on the Tua, PNG

Loving the pics! Keep up the good work!
by jeremy089786
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Arizona & New Mexico
Topic: Grand Canyon
Replies: 28
Views: 17660

Re: Grand Canyon

Hello everyone,

Hoping to be around here in September and won't have a permit. Is there any section I can hit minus a permit?

Thanks!

Jeremy.
by jeremy089786
Mon May 25, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First descent register?
Replies: 0
Views: 1149

First descent register?

Hi Guys,

There are a bunch of creeks around Sydney/ Australia that I would assume have never been paddled but I don't know where I would find out this kind of information? Is there some kind of world wide first descent register?

Cheers,

Jeremy.
by jeremy089786
Thu May 21, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Tully river this winter?
Replies: 0
Views: 1019

Tully river this winter?

Anyone likely to be around the Tully river this winter?

A trip to the U.S has fallen through so now I am pretty keen on warm water splish splash!
by jeremy089786
Thu May 21, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Asaro River day trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

Re: Asaro River day trip

Great report!

Excellent to see some trips from PNG.

J.
by jeremy089786
Fri May 08, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven at 1.4m for beginners?
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Shoalhaven at 1.4m for beginners?

Hi Lizzy,

That is why we chose this route as we could start it off with a 16km bicycle and car shuffle. All fairly flattish so it took about an hour. Needing 2 cars is such a bain of rafting!

I try to use bikes as often as possible but this certainly adds to the exertion of the day.
by jeremy089786
Thu May 07, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven at 1.4m for beginners?
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Shoalhaven at 1.4m for beginners?

Hi Guys,

A quick write up of trip on the Shoalhaven. Lots of fun, but some rapids were a bit tree clogged at these levels.

http://adventuresandtinkerings.blogspot ... eries.html

Cheers,

J.
by jeremy089786
Thu May 07, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Sydney rivers at good heights
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Sydney rivers at good heights

I have to do some work so will miss out on it this week!!

I've been out the last 2 weekends though, so shouldn't complain too much...
by jeremy089786
Wed May 06, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Sydney rivers at good heights
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Sydney rivers at good heights

This weekend the following should be good

Cox
Colo
Grose
Bents basin - Nepean

Let me know of you want info about them!

J.
by jeremy089786
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven at 1.4m for beginners?
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Shoalhaven at 1.4m for beginners?

Hi Guys, I was planning to take some beginners out this weekend (but experienced outdoorsy people and canyoners) and the Shoalhaven is the only river at sane levels. Would some parts of it be OK for beginners when the level is 1.4m? Maybe a section from Greater Horshoe bend or near this part? What w...
by jeremy089786
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassie?
Replies: 19
Views: 4024

Re: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassi

Hi Mark, Good to see you are taking the initiative! Would you potentially travel to the mainland? I reckon the last ones have been so successful because they have been in the Snowies - a 6 or hour drive for 10 million people (Sydney, Melbourne and surrounds). That is how we managed to get Jim out fr...
by jeremy089786
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: DIY Cargo fly
Replies: 8
Views: 4143

Re: DIY Cargo fly

Update:

This doesn't end well. Now to patch a gash!

http://adventuresandtinkerings.blogspot ... o-fly.html

J.
by jeremy089786
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River NSW
Replies: 15
Views: 6156

Re: Colo River NSW

Hi Lizzy, I have done this loop 3 times, and once with a bike shuffle. The ride was really steep from the river and took me a little under an hour. Bring a mountainbike for the final gravel sections. Definitely doable with kids, there are only 3 or 4 rapids, all of them can be portaged and the rest ...
by jeremy089786
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Time to establish an AusNZPA? Or AusPA + NZPA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: Time to establish an AusNZPA? Or AusPA + NZPA?

Hi John, I don't necessarily think that there is limited interest in Australia rather that there is limited interest on this forum. There are more packrafts getting around in oz than ever, however the vast vast majority of these new boaters come from bushwalking and liloing or fishing backgrounds an...
by jeremy089786
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpackalypse 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 4667

Re: Alpackalypse 2014

Great Vid and review!

Is there a release date on these new Alpackas?

Jeremy.
by jeremy089786
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Time to establish an AusNZPA? Or AusPA + NZPA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1983

Re: Time to establish an AusNZPA? Or AusPA + NZPA?

Great sounding initiative!

Thread bookmarked.
by jeremy089786
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: [SYDNEY] After work packrafting tomorrow?
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: [SYDNEY] After work packrafting tomorrow?

Hi Dave, good to hear you had fun on the river! Smell is certainly a downer on this one. The option of running it back and forth in a raft is a massive winner.
by jeremy089786
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: [SYDNEY] After work packrafting tomorrow?
Replies: 2
Views: 812

[SYDNEY] After work packrafting tomorrow?

Bents basin at good levels and if we leave work around 3 or 4 we could get a cheeky loop in. Anyone keen?

Darren M did a great write up of the river at this level. You can find it through Google pretty quickly.
by jeremy089786
Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Leven Canyon
Replies: 8
Views: 2181

Re: Leven Canyon

Great looking trip!!
by jeremy089786
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m

Thats it! So many great drops.

Below is a vid of the trip with a notable beatdown at 0:25.

http://vimeo.com/114944756
by jeremy089786
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Shoalhaven - Welcome reef section at 1.85m

Hi guys, On Saturday we did the welcome reef section of the Shoalhaven at 1.85m (Hillview). At this level it was pushy and some parts were pretty sticky but so much fun! I did this run in a kayak (with a club) and probably would have portaged a couple of the beefier holes in a packraft (though most ...
by jeremy089786
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nepean River - Bents Basin
Replies: 13
Views: 2864

Re: Nepean River - Bents Basin

Great looking trip Lizzy!
by jeremy089786
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: North Queensland Winter Safari!?
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Re: North Queensland Winter Safari!?

Hey guys,

I have changed my plans a little now, and will probably head to the North West instead of the North East (do the Gibb River Road and Jatbula track).

Lets paddle soon though!!!
by jeremy089786
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best City for a Packrafter
Replies: 3
Views: 2060

Re: Best City for a Packrafter

Somewhere in the south island of New Zealand? Amazing trails, very few people and squillions of rivers. The sand flies are horrendous though. Are there sandflies in Patagonia or Alaska? Somewhere in Nepal could also be good (no sandflies but lots of other nasty parasites), though it is way overcrowd...
by jeremy089786
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: North Queensland Winter Safari!?
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Re: North Queensland Winter Safari!?

My job is now set to finish at the end of June, so would anyone be keen on some safari fun in early/ mid July?

Warm and plentiful white water... you know you want to!!!
by jeremy089786
Fri May 16, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: Ideas on patching a failed DIY project??
Replies: 0
Views: 1512

Ideas on patching a failed DIY project??

Hi guys, About a year ago, as I was packing up to leave oz, I hastily installed a POV cargo fly (see link below). This served me well for the year, however gradually started coming apart until The bottom corner leaks air like a seive. To stick it back on, I have tried aquaseal (peeled off), tyvek ta...
by jeremy089786
Sat May 03, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Alpacka order
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Alpacka order

Just to share a positive experience buying the stuff.... When I submitted the order the shipping calculator produced a value of $75 which was about the same value as the order and what I had been worried about. After contacting Nancy at Alpacka, she promptly responded with a far cheaper shipping val...
by jeremy089786
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Alpacka order
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Alpacka order

Hi Guys, I am going to buy some bits and pieces from Alpacka in the next couple of days and was wondering whether anyone was keen on anything so we can split the postage (which is usually sky high)? I am already going in with one other person, so you will get even more of a shipping discount :) All ...
by jeremy089786
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early History of Small Inflatable Rafts (with references)
Replies: 11
Views: 9777

Re: Early History of Small Inflatable Rafts (with reference

Thanks for taking the time to post this, it contains some really interesting info. I especially love the idea of the goatskin raft!
by jeremy089786
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: (SYDNEY) Trip this weekend!
Replies: 1
Views: 693

Re: (SYDNEY) Trip this weekend!

Unfortunately, I stayed around on Saturday for a flush through on Sunday that never came, so headed to the WW centre at Penrith with the kayaking club.

But.... It looks like there will be some water this weekend! Anybody got any plans? Maybe a run down Bents Basin or the Colo?
by jeremy089786
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: (SYDNEY) Trip this weekend!
Replies: 1
Views: 693

(SYDNEY) Trip this weekend!

Hey guys, I am desperate to get in a boat again and have managed to set aside this weekend. If it doesnt rain much in the next couple of days the plan will be for a flat water trip fron faulconbridge point to yarramundi. Alternatively if the huge ball of rain just off the central coast goes inland I...
by jeremy089786
Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Design & Do-It-Yourself
Topic: New WW boat? Diva?
Replies: 11
Views: 6038

Re: New WW boat? Diva?

Heya Darren, I think Mike C from the forums has been lucky enough to nab himself one and seems to be doing some pretty awesome looking stuff with it (see video below)! You could maybe hit him up to see if he knows anymore? http://vimeo.com/83899471 All the best, Jeremy P.S I can't wait to try one to...
by jeremy089786
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Vinyl packrafts
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: Vinyl packrafts

Heya PVDman, That sounds like an awesome trip! They musn't make vinyl like they used to though as all of the 1-2 trips I have done with vinyl rafts have ended in some pretty substantial holes/ tears usually requiring 2-3 patching stops per boat per day. To be fair though, everything you would run in...
by jeremy089786
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: North Queensland Winter Safari!?
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Re: North Queensland Winter Safari!?

Hi Haydn, Great to hear you are keen too! Also, late July/ early Aug is what I was thinking too. June isn't too bad, but by July/August I am definitely keen for a break from the cold! Good plans regarding other creeks, also with rafts we would not need (or want) as much water as kayaks do, so we wou...
by jeremy089786
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: North Queensland Winter Safari!?
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

North Queensland Winter Safari!?

Hi everyone, I remember reading on an earlier thread that some of you might be keen to head up to North Queensland for a week or 2 of hiking/ rafting this year? I am certainly keen and would love to float the Tully and do some hiking and potentially rafting around the misty mountains. Now, getting i...
by jeremy089786
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Adhesives in Oz
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: Adhesives in Oz

Heya Jules, Sorry for not catching this one. I just pm'd jules most of this info, but for anyone else looking for glue in see the info below. Also, to Jules, you can find MEK in plumbing priming fluids (just check the back to make sure they have a high concentration of the stuff). When you are using...