True
Going 'Trad' - Away from the water
For many of us, the romance of journeying and outdoor living is at the heart of British “Trad” - and that’s reflected in the classic associations with everything from tarps and axes to fireboxes and kelly kettles. What’s that mean for us?
17 March, 2020 by
Going 'Trad' - Away from the water
Consult Design Create, Steve
GOING "TRAD" - AWAY FROM THE WATER

For many of us, the romance of journeying and outdoor living is at the heart of British "Trad" - ad that's reflected in calssic associations with everything from tarps and axes to fireboxes and Kelly Kettles. What's that mean for us?

 Tags

READ MORE 

What does "journeying" mean for us? Lots of packs, barrels, portaging, overnighting and so on? Maybe carrying a lot of stuff? Or in practice, are we might mostly going to end up afloat in “boat-paddle-go” mode?


Whatever our approach, manhandling our canoes on land is likely to become a familiar part of our “trad” boating. We can make that more agreeable with a lighter weight construction, but as we then going to add several kilos with everything from painters, swimtails and swimlines to endloops, lacing and airbags? We need to factor these in when we choose our canoe!
If we’re going to carry shedloads of stuff we’re going to have to confront the lash-leash-loose debate - and our boat will need to work for whatever solutions we choose. Do we want a canoe which is convenient for large packs, or if we’re going to use a trolley on our portages do we just need space to pack that in alongside everything else?

Previous: Going “Trad” on Open Water...

- solo, tandem, rafted, sailing and more.

Next: One Boat To Rule Them All?

- one "trad" boat for everything we want to do?

Going 'Trad' - Away from the water
Consult Design Create, Steve 17 March, 2020
Share this post
Archive

To install this Web App in your iPhone/iPad press and then Add to Home Screen.