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    Carnage on the Hayes

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/german-paddlers-unprepared-hayes-canoe-trip-1.4269352
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    You could try one of those double diamond camp...

    You could try one of those double diamond camp blankets. I picked one up for the hammock but mostly use it for a pillow.
    http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/images/m/mUq6z0CPgYY0eMtMSsKW1Cw/s-l225.jpg
    An...
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    Dogs get wet so I always used an old wool...

    Dogs get wet so I always used an old wool blanket. They air out, dry out, by the fire if needed, and keep them warm even if a bit damp. Plus the old military ones are tough and usually 70% wool or...
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    I've been sleeping in this all year. Sure beats...

    I've been sleeping in this all year. Sure beats my usual set up and tear down time.

    https://scaforesters.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/img_7927.jpg?w=768
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    2017 being the 150th Birthday of Canada, the...

    2017 being the 150th Birthday of Canada, the National Parks will be discounted and free in most cases. Also I know quite a few areas that fall into the free category in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick....
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    Just fly to Halifax Nova Scotia, and take the...

    Just fly to Halifax Nova Scotia, and take the shuttle into town and grab a bus to Kejimikujic National Park. You can be on the water 12 hours after leaving home.

    If the bus is not running, look me...
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    If you can convince MEC to ship to you they are...

    If you can convince MEC to ship to you they are like $5 each over here

    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/4005-396/Foam-Canoe-Block
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    I have been solo camping a lot this year and am...

    I have been solo camping a lot this year and am too lazy to bring much gear for a lot of trips. I have just been using a 9X12 canvas tarp I made for sleeping under. It rigs like most tarps do but I...
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    We already have Greg for exposition. I am the...

    We already have Greg for exposition. I am the "just the facts ma'am" guy.
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    Basically you have; River canoes; high sides,...

    Basically you have;

    River canoes; high sides, heavy on the portage trail, good in white water, not great in the wind
    Lake Canoes; low sides, lighter on the portage trail. good in the wind, not...
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    Kettle and soak the stress points in hot water. A...

    Kettle and soak the stress points in hot water. A little convincing this way just makes it easier.
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    Must be filled with hydrogen like another famous...

    Must be filled with hydrogen like another famous air bag... I am not sure if it had air bags or not? Being in Fall River, Nova Scotia I doubt it. I just add comments like that to endear me to the...
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    I am no meteorologist or electrician but I think...

    I am no meteorologist or electrician but I think the lightning hit the fence and jumped to the extension cord and overloaded it causing a fire and royalex did the rest.
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    Lightning strike Vs. Canoe

    So this happened down the road... air bags did not help so I am buying some lightning rods.
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    This would be the article that people are mentioning;

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/content.php?17-Paddle-Sizing-How-to-complicate-the-obvious
  16. Thread: Air bags

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    End bags are never enough. You will need a center...

    End bags are never enough. You will need a center bag too. In fact the only safe course of action would be to replace the paddlers with air bags too.

    Some of the old books mention using hot air...
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    I may be wrong here so take it for what it is but...

    I may be wrong here so take it for what it is but most sail fiberglass boats are meant for lakes harbours and hugging the coast and fiberglass is perfectly acceptable for that.

    The ocean going...
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    I would send over a bunch of Nova Craft kits if...

    I would send over a bunch of Nova Craft kits if the demand were there but postage across to a central location and pick up could be problematic.
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    Sticky: Yeah; I carry a rescue knife and many people on...

    Yeah; I carry a rescue knife and many people on the forum do as well, but it is not used as often as a say a bailer. Hopefully anyway... I purposely left out any mention of knives as the piece was...
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    ^^ Exactly... you never want things with too many...

    ^^ Exactly... you never want things with too many moving parts to be your main "save me" option.
  21. Thread: Hou or NC sp3

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    I looked at the Hou and the main selling point is...

    I looked at the Hou and the main selling point is that it is British made. It looks (to me) like an Old Town clone or a close approximation of one. It seems to be made for the lower middle end of the...
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    Largely self inflating lifejackets are unsuitable...

    Largely self inflating lifejackets are unsuitable for canoeing but they are better than nothing. Traditional lifejackets are better in almost all ways, especially for kids. Inflaters are designed for...
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    303 Aerospace or Armorall UV will help any lacing...

    303 Aerospace or Armorall UV will help any lacing last for many more years than it would by itself...
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    by Lloyd
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    You probably do not need them on a Pal anyway. It...

    You probably do not need them on a Pal anyway. It is more of a whitewater thing. But the BCU says, and people do...
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    You cannot see them when you are paddling it... ...

    You cannot see them when you are paddling it...

    It's a canoe, not a supermodel.
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