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  1. I paddled upstream and back from Stranmillis to...

    I paddled upstream and back from Stranmillis to the red bridge last weekend. I plan to go back in an couple of weeks to forage the hazelnuts and himalayan balsam seeds which should all be ripe for...
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    Ulster Canoe Festival 2019

    I've been posting Coach Profiles on the Ulster Canoe Festival Facebook Page to try and entice some more of you to come :D
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/813228195448947/?ref=br_rs

    There's still...
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    We'll miss you this year Mal.

    We'll miss you this year Mal.
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    For the record, and I hope you don't mind me...

    For the record, and I hope you don't mind me adding - This year's event was supported primarily by Hou Canoes, but also Make Your Own Adventure, Share Discovery Village, Waterways Ireland, 50 Shades...
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    Great blog of a really fun paddle. I'm afraid I...

    Great blog of a really fun paddle. I'm afraid I didn't get any photos to add, I was enjoying the water too much :-)
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    Roanoke Virginia Feb-Mar 2017

    I'll be working in Roanoke, Virginia from the middle of February to the middle of March. Is there anybody from that area who I could meet and get out for a paddle?
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    fyi Inox is just the French word for Stainless...

    fyi Inox is just the French word for Stainless Steel.
    I use the same knife but without the hook. http://marinestore.co.uk/Rescue_Knife____Locking___Red.html
    Cheap, easy to open one-handed, rounded...
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    Before I weigh in I'd better declare my interest...

    Before I weigh in I'd better declare my interest - M4Hood and I make the NI-Rescue blocks.

    We make blocks rather than bags because they're durable. I've never seen a well-used set of bags that...
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    I'll second Al's plug. I tried the Avocet at...

    I'll second Al's plug. I tried the Avocet at Paddlefest which is pretty close to my idea of a perfect touring paddle.
    Even better, the way they've their website set up you can choose what wood(s)...
  10. I know this was 4 years ago, but since I've just...

    I know this was 4 years ago, but since I've just been searching for exactly the same thing I assume I won't be the last.
    here's a few I found. Obviously check the exact model and year before...
  11. Thread: Best dry suit

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    I just got a Northern Diver ...

    I just got a Northern Diver drysuit for use on our Lowland Rescue flood team and I'm really impressed. Very well made and with good features.
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    Royalex manufacture ceases

    http://missoulian.com/lifestyles/recreation/canoe-makers-losing-key-material-for-molding-boats/article_4110f5e4-83de-11e3-9f70-0019bb2963f4.html

    Royalex was first produced in the 1970s by...
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    I've made a few of these from 7up cans but my...

    I've made a few of these from 7up cans
    but my favourite by far is the Lynx can stove - not least because my mother-in-law insists on buying me Lynx every year as a Christmas present.

    The shape...
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    We've had our Ranger 16 for a few years now. ...

    We've had our Ranger 16 for a few years now. It's a really really versatile boat, very capable both for touring and whitewater. Plenty of space for a couple of paddlers and a week's worth of kit. ...
  15. Thread: Go Pro mounting

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    I got one from Santa, so I'm playing with...

    I got one from Santa, so I'm playing with mounting options.
    As Shewie said, the chest strap is no good for paddling
    (though I'm teaching a "How to use a throwbag" course on Saturday where I...
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    I had a Kodak Playsport and loved the footage -...

    I had a Kodak Playsport and loved the footage - but it eventually leaked and stopped working.

    Then I got an AEE Magicam from SportPursuit which has all the bells and whistles - a screen, a remote...
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    throw bag regulations

    does anybody know if throw bags are expected to have CE markings or anything?
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    I've always liked the idea of the Gill Compressor...

    I've always liked the idea of the Gill Compressor (mainly because it'd make me look like batman) It always goes under...
    SMhail
    http://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/images/Gill-Compressor-Vest-08.gif
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    My youngest was 2 before I bought a boat so I...

    My youngest was 2 before I bought a boat so I don't have any experience of really small babies.
    I think you probably need a life jacket rather than a BA.

    There's plenty out there, but sorry I...
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    Together.we.achieve.more.

    http://www.loughs-agency.org/news/volunteers-remove-significant-quantity-of-litter-from-the-river-roe/
  21. Thread: Ropes and Tapes

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    Our ALSAR team is supplied with these ...

    Our ALSAR team is supplied with these for bankside rescues.
    I'd be fascinated to know if anybody's ever been rescued with a bell and still have all their fingers.
    They take hours to repack too....
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    rope

    rope
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    Mrs.Drybag's BA is hanging in the garage, her...

    Mrs.Drybag's BA is hanging in the garage, her paddles, tents and stoves are on shelves, her sleeping bag and rucksacks are in the attic right next to the entrance hatch, her boots, gaiters,...
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    well yes, now that I'm an experienced whitewater...

    well yes, now that I'm an experienced whitewater paddler (!) I agree with you, but on Saturday we didn't know any better.

    I did have a camera, but forgot to use it I was having so much fun. ...
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    first ever whitewater paddle - River Roe

    I've been paddling flat water for a few years now - and I really wanted to step up a notch, but I've got to admit
    I don't like stepping too far out of my comfort zone.

    CCKA, run the river Roe...
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