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Christmas list!

Post by gp.girl » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:01 pm

It's not too early to start planning :)

Going to be asked for ideas soon! So need to start thinking about this.
Doing L1 in Nov/Dec and as much WW as I can find time for, so need to sort out some extra stuff.

Current list between Adrian and me is waterproof torch, proper 1st aid kit, set of splits, emergency cag and shelter. Like the idea of a combined dry/air bag.
Need some small things too.

What do you use and carry?
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Post by jamiemagee » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:14 pm

Cash. Then you can get whatever you like!

Depends what you've already got too?

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Post by John K » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:12 pm

Here are some things that have appeared on my past and present wish lists:

Palm Rescue Tape
Palm Snake Sling
DMM HMS carabiners
Throw line
Rescue knife
Group shelter
Dry bags (can never have too many - I like the dirt cheap 100l Lomo ones, and Alpkit Airlock XTra in a variety of sizes)
Petzl e+LITE head torch (to live with first aid kit)
Thermos Ultimate Flask 0.5L (not too big and allegedly actually keeps drinks hot unlike cheaper ones I've tried)

And some books:

Kayak: The New Frontier: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique. William Nealy

White water safety and rescue by Franco Ferrero

White Water Kayaking: The New School of Modern White Water Kayaking by Ollie Grau

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Post by lora may » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:22 pm

Second the Thermos ultimate flask I have a ½ L and a litre one and they definitely keep your drink's hot. Head torch also good for tying boat's on in the dark.
Decent shoes or boots will be on my list

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Post by gp.girl » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:58 pm

Liking flask, White Water Kayaking: The New School of Modern White Water Kayaking by Ollie Grau ( got the other 2) and boots now I've got a boat you can actually get them in! Got slings and throwlines already. Might ask for donations for proper drytop and hit the sales.
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Post by gp.girl » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:28 pm

Biscuit65 wrote:My list from last year - http://www.unsponsored.co.uk/press/pres ... lers-2014/
Forgot about 'In the flow' and 'Welsh Rivers' although thats probably a good thing as I don't have anywhere near enough weekends as it is.

Got most stuff on the list or already on mine :)

Love the idea of the rescue belt but I'm too short for it! I use the scout leader special tow rope which doesn't work if the scout stops paddling!
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Re: Christmas list!

Post by Mark Gawler » Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:40 pm

Slightly tenuous, but the OS 2016 Calendar has Kayaks on it...
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/20 ... 6-out-now/
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Post by TonyM » Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:49 pm

Nice shiny new shoulder.

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Post by StoneWeasel » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:43 pm

I always think the slightly lesser known Nealy books make for excellent Christmas presents. I was really pleased to receive White Water tales of Terror and Kayaks To Hell at different points. I still want to get my hands on a copy of Whitewater Home Companion Vol. 1 & 2 despite the fact I am unlikely to paddle any of the rivers in them.

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Re: Christmas list!

Post by SPL » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:52 pm

rain...

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Re: Christmas list!

Post by JasonA » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:41 pm

The Ultimate Thermos is a great piece of kit, or for real luxury get a Jetboil for quick hot drinks or a ration pack for lunch. Both have been on my lists.

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Post by buck197 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:39 pm

These guys do a super calendar every year Gradient and Water 2016 calendar and they will get it to you before Xmas.
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Post by Mark Gawler » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:41 pm

SPL wrote:rain...
Or if you are a sea paddler high pressure.
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Post by Bod Bagby » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:09 pm

Christmas is cancelled. After we get back from Nepal in 3 weeks we have to go to Aus for 3 weeks over Christmas so no pressies.

Denzil, as well as having your Seven-O (which has been welded around the cockpit but lives on) I think I have the Nealy Home companion of which you speak. Certainly have all the others.

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Re: Christmas list!

Post by Mark Gawler » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:48 pm

Still looking, this is always a custom map:
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/20 ... stom-made/
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Post by Jim » Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:48 pm

Mark Gawler wrote:Still looking, this is always a custom map:
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/20 ... stom-made/
Just be sure to check out the standard maps first.
My brother bought my dad one of the custom ones for xmas (or birthday) not long after he moved to the NW, he very carefully centred the map as close as possible on dads house and ordered it (or maybe got it printed in store)

Visiting my dad for xmas we were looking for things to do so I whipped out my map of the area and spread it out, my brother did a double take, went out to the hall where dad had hung the map he gave him and came back swearing - the coverage was identical (although mine was probably an earlier edition) and he had paid extra for it as a custom, with a generic cover! :)

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