Monday, March 2, 2015

The Beginners Guide to Downriver Overnight

By: Steve Whitall
Rating: *****

     Have you ever wanted to plan an overnight trip, but don’t have the technical know-how to get it done safely and effectively? Well Steve Whittall wrote an article just for such a situation.

     This article teaches new outdoor enthusiasts how to properly select and buy gear while planning a trip. It demonstrates excellent strategies of how to pack your gear into sections and how to pack those sections into your selected kayak. The author discusses techniques on packing safety equipment close by in order to be as safe and efficient as possible on your trip.    

     This article was very effective and is a great tool for any beginner to use when planning a kayak trip. The gear was easy to visualize and great suggestions were made about purchases. The packing was made very simple and Steve did a great job of highlighting some important safety tips. I would definitely consider reading this article if you are interested in a short overnight trip and as a kayak owner myself I look forward to hopefully planning a short trip for myself in the near future.

     So if you or a friend was ever looking forward to planning a trip, but just couldn’t, well now you can with the help of this article.

Steve Whitall. "The Beginner's Guide to Downriver Overnighting." Rapid Spring 2010: 29-31. Print.