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    New River Pics

    Last week's run on the New was great....a few pics Fishing at Fries 20 miles, and a rain storm later we put in at Foster Falls having run the upper staircase. The New is now 6 feet above normal, and cranking at 8k CFS. The Mill Race at Foster...seldom runnable at low water Tent City...
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    Tying a Self Equalizing Anchor

    Need to unpin a boat on the river, or any time an off axis pull is required, a self equalizing anchor system is ideal. To begin, about 15 feet of static line will be required. The minimum diameter is 10.5mm. To tie this anchor is fairly simple, as everyone can tie this knot (a overhand, aka, a...
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    Finding Ooanoke...

    From Ralph Lane's journal (1584) he details his journey on the Chowanoac (now Chowan river). In his notes he mentions a village called the "blind Towne" called by the Chowanoacs, Ooanoke. For the most part these "Townes" were located on or near the rivers that flowed into Albermarle Sound...
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    Merchant Millpond, North Carolina

    A hidden jewel of a canoeing park in the Albemarle region of North Carolina, located in Gates County (36° 25' 52.75" N 76° 41' 52.15" W) The park's new ramp. No more mud in the boat. Nice! The Way In A Wall of Cypress Cypress Knees Blue Flags (Iris) The Path Ahead Sun...
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    Trench latrines, cat holes, WAG bags, or Poop Tubes.....

    yep, some of the rivers that we run require us to pack out our post processed meals......your thoughts on this subject???
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    Man of War Rig

    Man of War Rig My advance anchor for river rescue work which consist of a grapevine knot that creates an adjustable loop, a figure 8 knot single bight, and a tensionless coil. The system works best using 10 to 12 feet of 10mm kernmantle static line, and using a rope thimble snugged into the...
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    Treeless Maple Syrup

    Tomorrow's the day I'll be making a big batch for the larder.... here's the recipe From Bradford Angier's Wilderness Cookery (1961)...quoting The sugar maple grows only in North America. Like all green trees, it mysteriously changes water and carbon dioxide into sugar. So exceptional...