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by chrissloan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 32
Views: 2347

Re: Your best cock-up (not carnage)

On a university club alps trip we once parked our cars by the wrong river, shuttled, got on, then couldn't figure out why we didn't get to the take-out we'd inspected. Luckily, once we figured out that the town had 2 rivers, it wasn't too far to walk. I think it was the Flazbach in Switzerland. This...
by chrissloan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru

Thanks a lot, I'll check out Amazonas Explorer.
by chrissloan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru

Me and some friends are going to be travelling in Peru next month and we're thinking of doing a 2 day rafting trip in the Cusco area. 2 of us are experienced kayakers (comfortable on grade 4) and the other 3 aren't, so we were looking at either all rafting, or us renting boats while the others raft ...
by chrissloan
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Upper Dart Yard Sale // 1 December
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Upper Dart Yard Sale // 1 December

Thanks. The red burn was mine. I went back with some friends to get it in the afternoon once the level dropped and found that you'd already got it out. I owe you some beer. All of our group are safe.
by chrissloan
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Paddling Partner, Scotland
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Paddling Partner, Scotland

Hi I'm going to be in Scotland for a few weeks doing some winter climbing with my girlfriend. She is booked on a course from 3-9 March in Fort William so I'll be on my own for that time. I'm comfortable paddling grade 4 and I'll have my van with me. Does anyone want to meet up for a paddle? Are any ...
by chrissloan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle van advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Paddle van advice

I'd say another Trafic/Vivaro/Primastar would do most of those things. - Just under 2m high so it goes in a lot of car-parks unless you add a roof-rack. - The long wheelbase version fits most boats inside, mine has a bulkhead and my large burn still fits (straight, not diagonal). - They do a version...
by chrissloan
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vehicle for boats and bikes
Replies: 16
Views: 1319

Re: Vehicle for boats and bikes

Registering a van as a camper (or motor-caravan as the DVLA call it) so you can go the same speed as a car isn't that difficult. If it meets the criteria here http://buildacampervan.com/conversion-guides/re-registering-your-campervan-conversion/ just take some pictures to show it and send them off t...
by chrissloan
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Corsica
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Corsica

The season's definitely started, we had great levels last week

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by chrissloan
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fluid Solo seat adjustment
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Fluid Solo seat adjustment

It might be my old boat you have. I sold it to a guy needing repairs, but he was too tall for it so he was going to fix it and sell it on.
You undo the 2 screws then you have to pull the seat upwards off the screws before it will slide forward, it requires a fair bit of brute force.
by chrissloan
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: VANS- discussion, advise, experiences ect.
Replies: 19
Views: 3188

Re: VANS- discussion, advise, experiences ect.

I have a Nissan Primastar (same as a Renault Traffic). It's great, cheaper than a VW so I could afford one with less miles on. I got a LWB and built a kitchen unit across the back so that you can cook from inside or outside. I then put a bed along the side opposite the door with storage space undern...
by chrissloan
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Winter is coming.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: Winter is coming.....

by chrissloan
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Anyone Coming out to Nepal this season
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Re: Anyone Coming out to Nepal this season

I'm thinking of spending November in Nepal. Not made any specific plans yet though.
by chrissloan
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Sheffield clubs
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Sheffield clubs

Me and my girlfriend have just moved to Sheffield and we're looking for a kayak club to join. We're interested in weekends away to paddle whitewater, maybe a few pool sessions and some people to go to the pub with. We both comfortably paddle grade 4, but don't do any slalom, polo or other competitio...
by chrissloan
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK Whitewater Sat Nav POI
Replies: 22
Views: 4573

Re: UK Whitewater Sat Nav POI

I put mine and box2k2s alps ones together and deleted the duplicates. Where we get on or off rivers in different places I've included both possibilities: CSV (google maps engine) https://www.dropbox.com/s/udvld5zdfc2lua7/AlpsKayakMap2014.csv KML (google maps old style) https://www.dropbox.com/s/yvit...
by chrissloan
Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK Whitewater Sat Nav POI
Replies: 22
Views: 4573

Re: UK Whitewater Sat Nav POI

I think all my UK ones are in your list already. I have a few to add to the alpine ones though, which I'll do when I get the time. For those of you struggling to get them to work on your satnav I found this software helpful, it will convert the file into the right format for most brands of satnav. h...
by chrissloan
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: UK Whitewater Sat Nav POI
Replies: 22
Views: 4573

Re: UK Whitewater Sat Nav POI

I guess some of mine ended up in your list, from our previous thread. (I can't look through them easily on my phone) They should be accurate as I created most of them by saving the locations on my satnav as I visited them on about 5 years worth of paddling trips. http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/f...
by chrissloan
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: River Ceiriog Tree
Replies: 0
Views: 1375

River Ceiriog Tree

There is a tree across the river just upstream of the second bridge in Glyn Ceiriog (52°55'58.2"N 3°10'54.0"W). You can portage but it's a steep slippery bank with a lot of thorn bushes. It might be possible to duck under it at lower levels but it wasn't yesterday.
by chrissloan
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: River Loy
Replies: 2
Views: 2464

Re: River Loy

There is currently a tree in the right hand line of the last drop before the road bridge. This is not visible from above so worth looking at, or running the left hand line.
by chrissloan
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Resuscitation of drowning victims
Replies: 5
Views: 1537

Re: Resuscitation of drowning victims

He's nicely summarised the differences between drowning and cardiac resuscitation. It also pointed out that there is a European Association of Surfing Doctors, which made me wonder if there was a European Association of Kayaking Doctors that I could join. As far as I can see from a quick google sear...
by chrissloan
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Chain
Replies: 107
Views: 12852

Re: The Chain

Our unbeaten record in Scotland is 0 rivers in a 7 day trip when they all froze solid. Nice enough for those happy to walk, climb or ski but disappointing paddling. Dunc even resorted to Wii kayaking. Image
by chrissloan
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: LOST: Red Diesel - Sunshine Run - Durance
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: LOST: Red Diesel - Sunshine Run - Durance

We also lost a set of yellow Werner Rios on the upper Guil. They have Sussex canoe club written on them.
by chrissloan
Wed May 22, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: improvised splinting / splints
Replies: 15
Views: 3363

Re: improvised splinting / splints

I can't really see why cling film would cause a problem in 'a matter of hours'. Keeping wounds moist has been shown to improve wound healing and there are many commercially available dressings which are designed for this purpose. If I was days from civilisation then I'd probably re-dress the wound d...
by chrissloan
Mon May 20, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: improvised splinting / splints
Replies: 15
Views: 3363

Re: improvised splinting / splints

I prefer cling film over gaffer tape, you can see the wound through it and it's strong enough to hold splints if wrapped multiple times. Also once you've unwrapped the outer layer it's pretty much sterile. I cut a roll in half so it's a more useful width and fits in a first aid box. Maybe it just sh...
by chrissloan
Mon May 13, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Places to paddle across the UK
Replies: 29
Views: 4582

Re: Places to paddle across the UK

A few more get on and off points from my satnav and trip planning google map. Sort of colour coded green = beginner, yellow = intermediate, red = hard, but I wouldn't rely on the colour coding too much. The locations should be accurate though. https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zetK29OjODhE....
by chrissloan
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Cwm Llan Hydro
Replies: 37
Views: 3345

Re: Cwm Llan Hydro

I was up there recently and they've started work. It's a real eyesore. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101221197/New%20folder/P1020633_1.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101221197/New%20folder/P1020634_1.JPG https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/101221197/New%20folder/P1020635_1.JPG https:/...
by chrissloan
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Val Sesia River Festival
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Val Sesia River Festival

We'll probably be driving down overnight on the Friday night. I'm not planning on competing in the races, I'd rather run rivers at my own pace. I'm sure there will be plenty of people around to share shuttles with if you're planning to compete though.
by chrissloan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Paddling Partners
Topic: Val Sesia River Festival
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Val Sesia River Festival

I'm planning on driving down for the festival and have the week 18-26 booked off work. So far there are only 2 of us in the car so if anyone is interested in sharing a lift let me know. It's a large estate with plenty of space for people and boats and we're leaving from Brighton. We're also hoping t...
by chrissloan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: whitewater first aid kit suggestions?
Replies: 36
Views: 4359

Re: whitewater first aid kit suggestions?

I'm a doctor. I wouldn't recommend carrying injectables unless you're familiar with using them, but pain killers are definitely worth having in a first aid kit, especially if you're a long way from help. A paracetamol / codeine tablet combined with ibuprofen gives a reasonable amount of pain relief ...
by chrissloan
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: whitewater first aid kit suggestions?
Replies: 36
Views: 4359

Re: whitewater first aid kit suggestions?

I must admit I didn't watch the whole video, I have now and most of it isn't about tourniquets anyway. What does this dressing do that cling film/vet wrap/gaffer tape and gauze doesn't? Hopefully none of us will ever need to use one, but take care with improvised tourniquets. They need to be really ...
by chrissloan
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: whitewater first aid kit suggestions?
Replies: 36
Views: 4359

Re: whitewater first aid kit suggestions?

Some good advice, and some I don't agree with colonelorbit - Benedryl is completely inadequate for anaphylaxis, if you've been told you need an epi-pen, then carry an epi-pen. If it's serious enough to need to use it then you won't be worried about the side effects. As a general rule if feeling a bi...