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I went to REI for the free classes tonight. The Kayak Rolling was done in a classroom setting, but I will try real rolling (in the water) at the Austin Paddling Club class in October. I think I should be able to handle being upside down in water as long as it doesn't get in my ears.

Light backpacking: as the instructor said... the weight of a backpacking equipment is inversely proportional to its weight on your wallet. Hrmpf. I really don't feel like buying another backpacking tent. The one I have is 6 lbs.. okay for 2 people (could be lighter) but heavy for one person. But I do have a light sleeping bag now (rei clearence). Hrmpf. I guess it's all tradeoffs. What's a couple extra pounds?

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mdf356
Sep. 19th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
A couple extra pounds can mean a few miles less. That can then mean an extra day of packing, which means more food, which can be a pound, which means a few *more* miles less, etc.

A lot of places all you need is a tarp. 6 pounds of tarp overhead is enough for 5 people, probably. :-)

BTW, can I get my garb back?
ripresa
Sep. 19th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
yeah, can you give me your phone number and address again?

or conversely, would be happy to have you over for dinner next week or the week after.