Re: [camping-129] A call to arms...

From: Dianne
Sent on: Friday, May 16, 2008 9:14 PM
I think the swap meet is a great idea!  I am currently looking to buy a kayak.... working on getting the gear first....

Lawrence:  I have canoe experience and a couple of kayak lessons and several kayaking day-trips "under my belt" - anytime you'd like to go out and need company I'm game!!!

I'd love to go on the Hammocks Beach overnight if there is a spare kayak

Dianne



---- Lawrence <[address removed]> wrote: 

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Matt

Count me in - I can probably fuddle my way through most backpacking,
camping and kayaking topics.

Open invite - I have three kayaks, a capella 166, pungo 140 and a
Tsunami 120, if you are interested in kayaking, don't have the gear
and want to take a spin on the water let me know and we can get
together and go for a short paddle. Afraid you have to wear a PFD and
the only spare one I have is a womens so you are on your own for that
part of it, everything else I pretty much have.

Gear swap sounds like a good idea, maybe in conjunction with a picnic?

As for trips - I was thinking about trying to put together a group
whitewater trip to West Virginia this year. Found a guide company that
does overnight rafting type trips....

Lawrence

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Matt <[address removed]> wrote:
> ...well, not really arms; it just sounded good. I'm looking for any of you
> who may be willing to share your time and expertise with the group for about
> an hour anytime you're free. I'd like to set up some "skills-sharing"
> get-togethers for the meetup and I'm looking for anyone who would like to
> share just a little of what they know with the others in the group who have
> had less, little, or no experience in your area of knowledge. You don't need
> to be a teacher or master to do this. For example; you could share your
> knowledge of trails to hike in the area and how/what to pack for a day or
> overnight trip. You could introduce others to climbing or camping or
> kayaking or running or hang-gliding or bodyboarding or mountain-biking
> or............. see what I mean? All I'm looking for is people in the group
> who love their outdoor sport or adventure of choice, and who are willing to
> talk a little bit about it to the group, and maybe show a little of the
> equipment involved, and how to use it or where to buy it, and help others
> get excited about your outdoor pastime. The more people you get interested,
> the more potential sports-mates you can call on when you want to get
> outside! What do you think? Interested in sharing?
>
> Next; you know how you always end up with sports gear that seemed like a
> good idea when you bought/got it, but somehow you haven't needed it now for
> the last XXX amount of seasons?? What do you all think about a seasonal
> sports gear swap? I've been thinking about doing this for a long time! Say
> every six months we get together and bring all our sports/outdoor stuff
> we're not using anymore, set it up for all to see, and
> horse-trade/swap/buy­/sell with each other and everybody walks away with some
> old gear they don't use anymore gone, and hopefully with some new useful
> gear, and probably with some new friends to share the outdoors with. Tents,
> skis, bikes, scuba, snowshoes, PWC's, kayak, whatever! What do you say??
> Sound like a plan? If you like these ideas you'll see a couple of new
> meetups on the calendar in the near future.
>
> Let me know.
>
> Matt
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