Hammocks and kayaks

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Re: Hammocks and kayaks

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Alex wrote: "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.
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Re: Hammocks and kayaks

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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.

Der olle Hansen

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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.
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One night I had to sleep in the boat on the water in this marina:
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It's also nice, to sleep besides the boat:
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But I prefer a hammock:
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K7Baixo

Re: Hammocks and kayaks

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Nice traveling companion also.

Der olle Hansen

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Thanx! Wanted to give him your regards - not possible, he fell deeply into sleep after weekend's lively tour on the Baltic Sea :mrgreen:
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Re: Hammocks and kayaks

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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. ?
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Re: Hammocks and kayaks

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And thus they have sliders on their boxes.
Mike: is that a new feature?
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'64 Klepper Passat/Tradewind and T12 restoration projects.
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Previously owned '04 Pakboat Puffin II and '05 Swift (prototype), as well as an '84 Hobie 16.

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Re: Hammocks and kayaks

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Chris: Dunno, but it's a nice one.
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