Thank you Arson for sharing your adventure with us. Makes me want to pack it up and head south
Im not able to listen to the video, so bear with me when I ask questions
What made you go to the ground instead of hanging in your hammock? Your youtube name indicates you are a hammockhanger.
I like burning wood for meals and fun
You looked relaxed and enjoying your camp.
I recently purchased a conoe for next years maiden attemp at water hiking. I came across a thread on the use of a kayak paddle in a canoe. Have you any insight on that subject? Also, how does one choose the length of paddle, wether it be for kayak or canoe?
Glad to have you here and thanks again for the water adventure.
I do have a couple of hammocks, but I'm finding it hard to sleep in them for very long due to poor circulation in my legs and that I am a side and belly sleeper. When I'm in a hammock I'm very comfortable, but with my feet above my heart after a while my legs fall asleep. Then, when I start to fall alsleep I want to roll around and I can't, so I stay awake. I love them for days hikes because I can relax for a while at lunch.
I have used a kids canoe paddle in my kayak because my boat is so close to the waterline, but not the other way around. I've owned a canoe, but have always used a canoe paddle for it. Sorry I don't have more to say on the subject.
Sizing a kayak paddle is usually based on the "type" of kayaking you'll be doing. Whitewater= shorter, and touring= longer. For a kayak paddle in a canoe I would error on the long side since you'll be sitting higher if you use the seats. Go to an outdoor shop and have them set a canoe up on a platform or benches, then get in it and pretend your paddling; making sure the blade goes down below the pretend waterline.
Try several different types and sizes until you find the one for you. DON'T look at the price tag until you've found the one you like. The most expensive one isn't usually the best, and if you stay away from the pricey ones then you limit yourself on finding the right one for you. If you can't afford it..... save up. You'll have it for life, and will save you money in the long run.
NRS has a sizing chart based on height, but I personally would decide the length based on my boat.
I like burning wood too even though in the past I have gotten some grief from people saying I'm "scarring the land".