Folding Kayaks Forum

The user forum for FoldingKayaks.org
It is currently Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:14 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Hammocks and kayaks
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:00 am 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:02 pm
Posts: 1035
Location: Astoria, OR
Alex wrote: [b] "Careful selection of gear" - who, Ann? She carries everything in this boat that she carries in her minivan, seems to me... [snip] Don't understand her excitement about Trangia alcohol stove, btw. High, hot, non-adjustable flame. (There is a "damper" lid, but it's tricky). May be for on-board cooking this is better than a white gas stove, but why not using small adjustable LPG, same silent and non-smelly as alcohol stove...[/b]

Yeah, she is a real gearhead; "careful selection of gear" is a relative term,; on the beach she pulls more stuff out of a boat than I ever imagined anybody would take. The alcohol stove is part Trangia-sect-related and partly space related, IIRC. She only boils water to "cook," a word which should not occupy the same space as she does.

I admire her willingness to experiment with the edges of the envelope; her account of fighting that behemoth across oyster-encrusted mud flats over a couple "tide" cycles, well Florida tides, anyway, is a study in silliness and an object lesson in what is required to explore that part of the world.

Anyone would get a chuckle out of that story. Even if you have no interest in sleeping out in your boat at anchor, it is a fun read.

Ann is a good friend to all, and a sometime visitor at our house. A very remarkable, quirky individual. She loves the west coast of Vancouver Island as much or more than she loves Florida's mangrove areas. One of the few truly bicoastal kayakers I know of.

_________________
Dave Kruger
Astoria, OR
--
Folbot Kodiak, Cooper, and Edisto; three hardshells; Mothership: Surf Scoter the Bartender; dinghy Little Blue Duck.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hammocks and kayaks
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:16 am 
knight of the folding kayak realm
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:53 am
Posts: 396
Location: Phoenix AZ
As I discovered with the hammock, bugs don't have much of a chance since you enter from the bottom. That appears to brush them away as you get inside the hammock.

Now, I did have to treat the bottom of the hammock with permathin since they will attack from below but that seemed to work well also.

_________________
Cheers,
Gerry
PHX AZ

Long Haul Mark I
Impex Assateague


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hammocks and kayaks
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:42 pm 
kabrunette wrote:
All this talk of dual purpose gear makes me wonder, has anyone ever slept in their kayak? It seems with a Thermarest, a bit a bug netting and a suspended tarp over the cockpit it might be possible. I thought I'd seen it mentioned elsewhere.


Yes, I did sleep in my Blauwal4 and enjoyed it.
http://picasaweb.google.de/lh/viewPhoto?uname=Blauwal4&aid=5200508060756089025&iid=5202569413129938754
http://picasaweb.google.de/lh/viewPhoto?uname=Blauwal4&aid=5200508060756089025&iid=5200510551837121842
http://picasaweb.google.de/lh/viewPhoto?uname=Blauwal4&aid=5218492525735806081&iid=5229014796872629202

One night I had to sleep in the boat on the water in this marina:
http://picasaweb.google.de/lh/viewPhoto?uname=Blauwal4&aid=5218492525735806081&iid=5229014652542497330

It's also nice, to sleep besides the boat:
http://picasaweb.google.de/lh/viewPhoto?uname=Blauwal4&aid=5218492525735806081&iid=5229014450740295074

But I prefer a hammock:
http://picasaweb.google.de/lh/viewPhoto?uname=Blauwal4&aid=5218492525735806081&iid=5229014731533201714


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hammocks and kayaks
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:04 pm 
knight of the folding kayak realm
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:53 am
Posts: 396
Location: Phoenix AZ
Nice traveling companion also.

_________________
Cheers,
Gerry
PHX AZ

Long Haul Mark I
Impex Assateague


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hammocks and kayaks
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:11 pm 
Thanx! Wanted to give him your regards - not possible, he fell deeply into sleep after weekend's lively tour on the Baltic Sea :mrgreen:

Attachment:
beach.jpg


Attachment:
OnTour.jpg


Attachment:
Waves.jpg


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hammocks and kayaks
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:19 am 
Site Admin

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:34 pm
Posts: 1694
Location: Southeast Michigan
Great shots, but your images are formatted very strangely... like they've been resampled to make them larger. They're low resolution, but large in size, with huge pixels. ?

_________________
Michael Edelman
FoldingKayaks.org Webmaster


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hammocks and kayaks
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:21 am 
Brotherhood of the Golden Paddle
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:47 pm
Posts: 1709
Location: Arlington, VA (i.e. Wash DC)
And thus they have sliders on their boxes.
Mike: is that a new feature?

_________________
Chris T.
~'91 Klepper A2 w/ BSD schooner rig.
'64 Klepper Passat/Tradewind and T12 restoration projects.
Non-folding: '84 Hobie 16; early '90s Old Town Canoe.
Previously owned '04 Pakboat Puffin II and '05 Swift.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hammocks and kayaks
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:54 am 
Site Admin

Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:34 pm
Posts: 1694
Location: Southeast Michigan
Chris: Dunno, but it's a nice one.

_________________
Michael Edelman
FoldingKayaks.org Webmaster


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group