MAGELLAN 16' 5"
HAND HELD MARINE
ONE MAN EUREKA TENT
SMALL CAMP STOVE
ONE PAIR OF HIKING
TWO PAIRS OF PANTS
WITH REMOVABLE LEGS
TWO LIGHT SHIRTS
TWO PAIRS OF SOCKS
ONE LIGHT JACKET
MAPS OF UPPER AND
HAND HELD GPS
CAMERA AND FILM
PEN, PAPER, STAMPS
A FEW SMALL BOOKS
FISHING POLE AND
Adventure Quest Equipment
The only item I’ve had trouble with is my solar panel. I got too much scum
on it from the river and it wouldn’t keep my phone charged. I sent it home
My tent, sleeping bag, and mattress all smell like feet. Hopefully, I can
freshen them up when I get home.
My boat handles the river quite well and has been holding up to the abuse
My lightweight Werner graphite bent shaft paddle is well worth the small
fortune it cost.
I’m glad I got heel pads for the boat. My feet haven’t been sore once.
I’ve used my marine radio quite a bit. It was quite handy at the locks. I
could radio ahead and the lock would be ready for me when I got there. I
did use my GPS in the headwaters, but after that, the maps are good
enough. There’s really no need for it.
I drug the loaded boat over my $4.99 pair of sunglasses, and they were no
worse for wear.
Now that I have a serviceable Walkman I listen to it for several hours a day
while I paddle. It definitely helps to pass the time.
2006 Mississippi Trip
There isn’t really anything I feel I neglected to bring for my 2006 Mississippi
trip, outside of a car or even a bicycle and an air conditioner, but I’m afraid
they wouldn’t fit in the boat.
2007 Missouri Trip
I have a new kayak this year. It's a Romany Explorer, by Nigel Dennis
Kayaks. It's a 17' long fiberglass boat and it's much faster than the Dagger
Magellan I took down the Mississippi. I'm extremely pleased with how the
boat has handled so far, and I've only put two significant dings in it so far.