Monthly Archives: August 2010

Canoe & Tarp Set up

Top tip is put it up as soon as you arrive in light so you got immediate shelter to retreat to. Dont wait for the 3am rain! And be creative with resources available if difficult location. Bear in mind prevailing wind direction and where the fire smoke will go. Don’t put it right where the cattle are coming down to drink or you could get trampled on in the dark. Check any rising water potential. If electrical storm comes and you are exposed in the open you need a contingency plan for where to go. Refer to advice on being exposed in thunderstorms. Here’s some photos of my last trip using the canoe and tarp rig:

Good Ol’ Kelly Kettle

You’ll see the Kelly Kettle and Eydon STORM Kettle in use all over this site: If you haven’t already got one then we heartily recommend that you become acquianted with this fantastic piece of gear: perfect for river trips and camping. And if you are wondering where you can get one, we’ve provided this selection of Kelly Kettles, Ghilie Kettles and accessories from