I survived my eight days paddling down southwestern Ontario’s Thames River. There was a heat wave and I had some guy wander into my campsite one night and try to convince me that the Ku Klux Klan was a good organization to join. But overall it was an amazing trip. My video series of it will be out soon.
In the meantime, here’s a video of what I packed along.
It was a slightly different journey for me. The Thames is an urban river with farms, cities and small hamlets found along the way. So I packed a bike-lock to secure my canoe if I had to wander away from the riverbank. I also carried my own water due to agricultural runoff making the river undrinkable. I also packed some brand-new gear to test out and some regular pieces too.
Watch the Video:
Learn More About The Gear:
- Eureka Midori Solo Tent
- Eureka NoBugZone
- Eureka Singlis
- JetBoil Mighty Mo
- Kelly Kettle Hobo Stove
- AquaBrick Food & Water Storage Container
- Outdoor Research AirPurge Dry Compression Sack
- Outdoor Research Men’s Echo Boxer Briefs
- KEEN Newport Hydro
- Ben’s Bug Repellent
- Ben’s UltraNet Head Net
- Adventure Metical Kit Ultralight & Watertight .9