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The boat
 Mississippi Trip
1999 DAGGER
MAGELLAN 16' 5"
     ---
 Missouri Trip
ROMANY EXPLORER
17' Fiberglass

SPRAY SKIRT

THERMA-REST
MATTRESS

SLEEPING BAG

HAND HELD MARINE
RADIO

PADDLE

LIFE JACKET

ONE MAN EUREKA TENT

SMALL CAMP STOVE

ONE PAIR OF HIKING
BOOTS

TWO PAIRS OF PANTS
WITH REMOVABLE LEGS

TWO LIGHT SHIRTS

TWO PAIRS OF SOCKS

TWO PAIRS
UNDERWEAR

ONE LIGHT JACKET

MAPS OF UPPER AND
LOWER MISSISSIPPI

HAND HELD GPS

CAMERA AND FILM

EMERGENCY WATER
PURIFIER

PEN, PAPER, STAMPS

A FEW SMALL BOOKS

TOILETRIES

DRY BAGS

FISHING POLE AND
LURES

DRIED FOOD

DRINKING WATER
Adventure Quest Equipment
The Gear
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
in Dubuque.

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
quite well.

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.
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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.
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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.