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Old 09-17-2020, 08:58 AM   #1
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Rethinking Melvin's Plan to float down the Mississippi

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Old 09-17-2020, 09:36 AM   #2
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Not a bad set up but he's need room for wifey and nthe ATWB(All Terrain Wheel Barrow).

He needs a kayak version of a SURC boat for that.
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Old 09-17-2020, 09:45 AM   #3
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I've never kayaked. I wonder what are the advantages over a normal canoe. The canoe offers a lot more cargo space and stability (I assume on the stability; I've canoed a bunch but a kayak always looked a lot less stable).

That said, I wouldn't want to travel down the mississippi very far in either one if I could avoid it.
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Old 09-17-2020, 09:55 AM   #4
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Just another of Melvin's SHTFantatsy ideas he's never realistically thought through.

Like his ex-cons on a raft idea.

I swear when I read I think American Sniper where he wrote about geared up terrorists trying to cross over
a large river using giant beach balls with 4 tangos to a ball I thought Melvin might have been giving them tactical advice.
 
Old 09-17-2020, 09:59 AM   #5
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I've never liked standard kayaks as I've always felt too cramped.
I had a small it on one for awhile but still too small for me.
A larger like the one in the video I might get next.
 
Old 09-17-2020, 10:04 AM   #6
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I like the Mississippi river discussion where he was floating down the middle, so nobody with a scoped hunting rifle could hit him because he just needed to duck inside. While a canoe can carry more weight, a kayak I believe has better buoyancy and is harder to put holes in due to the materials used to construct it.
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:59 PM   #7
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inflatable raft. I dont have to go near as far these days. Im sort of in the south already. Id use a pontoon outrigger raft these days. Can't be swamped or turn over With enough extra flotation, having a leak doesn't matter. either repair the leaky pontoon or just jettison it. All i'd need to do is get someplace where I could dig 5 ft deep, or mound up that much dirt. It's pretty rocky here. I had to bury buckets instead of drums, in most cases.
 
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