NEWFOUNDLAND: A Love Letter
Fortune Bay, South Coast
NRS Hydroskin Socks
took along a pair of wool socks but never used them. These hydroskin
socks were just perfect. I wore them under the drysuit if it was cold.
I wore them with my camp shoes in the evenings. My feet stayed warm
enough, and completely dry. Didn't matter if the shoes got wet or not.
These were a total success. Only negative aspect is that they got
pretty stinky by trip's end.Sawyer Mini Water Filter
were many water sources in Fortune Bay, so I didn't have to carry all
the water for my trip. As it turned out, I carried enough after all,
but I wanted to try out this filter system so I collected some stream
water and tried it out. Couldn't be simpler, very powerful filter, and
easy to use. You can drink directly from the filter, or squeeze the
water out into a pot. I tried it both ways and was happy with the
results. I think I'll be carrying even less water with me in future.
NRS Hydrolock Chart Case
I've had this case on 3 trips now, and it has never leaked. The clear plastic is still clear. Excellent product.
Gu shots seem like a good idea, but the texture is just awful when my energy is dive-bombing. No more gu.
waffles, OTOH, were just exactly the thing. There was something to EAT.
They are soft enough that they don't crumble in the pack when they're
stuffed in a pocket. They taste really good (try the lemon!). These
will be my go-to energy supplement in future.
Counter Assault Bear SprayI
can't honestly assess the effectiveness of this spray, a fact for which
I'm grateful. But I can say that I slept better with it by my side.
Canadian border patrol had to have a look at it, but they gave it the
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