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by DaveChenault
Sun May 31, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Northeast
Topic: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Replies: 6
Views: 8938

Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Looks fantastic; and the music cracks me up.
by DaveChenault
Fri May 01, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: running small dams
Replies: 11
Views: 3951

Re: running small dams

Back in high school in Ohio the rivers we kayaked had quite a few dams like that. Some were trivial, some undercut such that runable flows produced certain enders if you didn't punch them with lots of speed. I presume Alpacks don't punch water like that, and are very prone to bandersnatching. I'd st...
by DaveChenault
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Skis on the alpacka
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: Skis on the alpacka

Eric,

That sounds like a cool trip! Please post a report when you do it.

The skis are interesting too. Cheap, certainly, but quite heavy. Check Tom Turiano's site if you haven't already, for beta on ski-rafting.
by DaveChenault
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Safety gear for packrafts
Replies: 34
Views: 16259

Re: Safety gear for packrafts

I've been able to get somewhat consistent at starting an al natural fire with a firesteel, but you need ideal tinder to have any chance at all. Read: lots easier in the Colorado Plateau than MT.
by DaveChenault
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Canyonlands National Park
Replies: 4
Views: 4175

Re: Canyonlands National Park

"......carrying up Red Lake?" Yes, just make sure you do it with someone else: one person carry only wheels, the other person only frames. Then you are not in "posession of a mountain bike". :lol: Great loop: Moab - Potash - White Rim -- Queen Anne's Bottom -- down Golden Stairs -- Maze District --...
by DaveChenault
Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:41 am
Forum: Utah & Nevada
Topic: Canyonlands National Park
Replies: 4
Views: 4175

Re: Canyonlands National Park

Excellent!

Fancy carrying a bike up Red Lake? ;)
by DaveChenault
Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packrafting in the News
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: Packrafting in the News

"It's amazing the amount of food that little guy can pack in."

:lol:
by DaveChenault
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Keeping your feet dry
Replies: 4
Views: 2886

Re: Keeping your feet dry

Awesome stuff from the voice of (massive) experience. You have my full attention. Somewhat tangentially, what did ya'll use for socks on the big 'un? Your "not wetting the feet before sitting for a few hours" point rings true after this last weekend backpacking. My soaked wool socks and Montrails we...
by DaveChenault
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Safety gear for packrafts
Replies: 34
Views: 16259

Re: Safety gear for packrafts

I've been working with a BPL firesteel for the last month. It's cool, and starts a good firestarter (I use wads of cotton soaked in denatured alcohol) with one spark. Still working on using it to ignite all field-gathered materials. Haven't had much success, you need some really nice fine and dry ti...
by DaveChenault
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Southeast
Topic: Lost Coast Bike / raft
Replies: 16
Views: 7117

Re: Lost Coast Bike / raft

Damn.

Something like this is definitely on the list for the middle-future. Amazing stuff.
by DaveChenault
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Multi-Use Footwear
Replies: 11
Views: 7963

Re: Mulit-Use Footwear

If you like the Exum Ridges, you owe it to yourself to try the Exum Rivers. The last (and thus fit and performance) is the same, but they drain better, dry faster, and are made of tougher stuff. They also have a strap and flap, which holds the upper laces down and keeps them from snagging on stuff. ...