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The Venture part 2/3

By Deliverance Team 2014.10.19 in Movies

The Venture part 1/3

By Deliverance Team 2014.10.12 in Movies

Another new packraft

By Deliverance Team 2014.09.28 in Equipment

252688_10152729939398256_4669793156661077624_nBAKraft; a new UL packraft in 2015.

FEATURES:

It weights just under 3 kg.

It has no spray deck, but it is self bailing.

It has a dual-membrane design.

The colour of the prototype is somewhat transparent, but that may change when in production.

There are attachment points for cargo at the floor, and in upcoming models it will be possible to store cargo inside main tube.

Source: http://www.bakraft.com/

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The new packraft from Alpacka Raft

By Deliverance Team 2014.09.27 in Equipment

6398670_origEarlier this week, the American packraft manufacturer Alpacka Raft announced the release of their new genuine white water packraft.

It still has no official name, but there is a name giving contest in progress right now and the author of the winning name will get the new packraft as a price.

There is still little known about the new packraft besides the dimensions, weight and colour.

What it looks like from the official pictures, the packraft has a sturdier seat then the other models. It looks like legstraps on both sides inside of the boat, but it may also be something else. There is a tube from the traditional air vault at the right side of the boat, which gives the paddler the possibility to add more air into the packraft without leaving the seat. This is something that has only been done DYI before. http://thingstolucat.com/pimp-my-packraft/

The link to the new packraft is here.

If you have any more information about the packraft, please post your comments here or at the Deliverance Team Facebook page.

The Venture is getting closer

By Deliverance Team 2014.09.22 in Equipment

The Venture

Adversities.

We will be heading north in two weeks to shoot our new movie ‘The Venture’.

We were hoping for a little bit more rain the weeks before departure, but the weather Gods are not with us this time.  We have shortened the trip due to the expected low waterflow, but we will still be out for four days. Sadly, this also means there will be no shoots of us doing any neck breaking whitewater paddling this time. Our guess is that the rapids will be in state of class 1-2 unless any unexpected rain will fall in the next couple of weeks.

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The Gear.

Right now it looks like will be paddling two Alpacka Rafts and one Gumotex Palava, seen in this Picture above. Our initial plan was to paddle the larger and self-bailing Gumotex Baraka, but that plan unfortunately changed out of out control. One of the reasons why we choose an inflatible canoe instead of four packrafts, is that we will be sleeping in a bulky Helsport Varanger 8-10 tipi.

Gazeing small

Crash and Burn.

We will be using 4-5 GoPro cameras and one Sony Handycam to document the trip. We have already been shooting small parts of the movie. The picture above is from when Henrik tried to shoot some bird view scenes with a GoPro attached to a quadcopter, only to crash it in the river.

The plan is to release the first part of three of the movie in the middle of october.

Paddle Leash DIY

By Deliverance Team 2014.09.04 in Equipment

It is in Swedish, but I think you get the idea.

We use paracord because it’s better than rubbercord if you want to drag your light weight packraft over land, snow or obstacles in the river. If you paddle a heavy kayak, a rubbercord might suite you better.

 

Greenland Wax – Not only for G-1000

By Deliverance Team 2014.08.31 in Uncategorized

20140830_122610I bought myself a very cheap Tru Spec jacket. The plan is to use it when packrafting flat water.

It has a short waist wich is good when you are sitting down i an packraft. It is large enough to put over the PFD and the jacket has four larger pockets on the arms and on the chest. Perfect for packrafting in other words.

Now, the only trouble is the water resistancy. Or the total lack of it.

The fabric is 65/35 polyester/cotton, the same as in the G-1000 from Fjällräven. I thought that it would work pretty well to impregnate it with Greenland Wax, usually used on Fjällräven clothes.

The result was very good. The melted wax made the fabric feel like an old school oil coat. The jacket will not have any problem with neither wind or water splashing.

Pretty good for the cost of 350 SEK.

20140830_151834Applying the wax.

20140830_163652A thick layer of wax on the arms.

20140830_152004Melting the wax into the fabric at 60 degrees Celsius.

20140830_173159Done! There is almost no visual difference, but the fabric feels much more robust.

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