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Old 07-23-2014   #1
Manhattan Beach, CA, California
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Dry Bags & K1 Self-support

Just got invited on a Selway selfsupport and have to rent a boat. My old Stohlquist dry bags are too far gone, so I am looking to quickly buy an adequate system. So
1) recommendations on boat (most previous SS was in Prijon Rockit (old).

2) any thoughts on dry bags?


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Old 07-23-2014   #2
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Watershed drybags all the way, they are the best.

Just off it June and we needed the drybags off the water too since we saw a lot of rain. I would go with a modern creekboat or river runner unless you could get one of the newer expedition boats w/ a hatch for more gear. Love my Karma and Jackson outfitting is nice to be able to adjust on the fly for longer days in the seat.

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Old 07-24-2014   #3
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+1 on the Watershed Futa Stow-Floats. They are super dry! Add a Chattooga or Ocoee bag or two for quick access during the day, and you are good to go.

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Old 07-25-2014   #4
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Watershed bags are the best quality, but their available sizes are limited. The chattooga is the smallest and gives you a limited amount of flexibility for packing. Personally I use 2-3 watersheds, 2 nrs 6 liter tuff sacks and a variety of small sea to summit bags for items that are not as critical to keep completely dry. I would also pick up a couple of MSR dromedary bags for desert trips where the clean water available to filter is limited.
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Old 07-25-2014   #5
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+1 for watershed stow floats. My friends use them and love them.

I am too poor for such fancy equipment though. I use mainly ortlieb roll top dry bags in my kayak. I find that they are durable and stay dry.

As far as a kayak, I would recommend something without pillars.. maybe a prijon or an eskimo. Or you could remove pillar from any boat if needed.

Launching on selway in August. Maybe see you out there.

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Old 07-26-2014   #6
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Dry Bags & K1 Self-support

You should probably ask Tango or Streetdr what to do as they seem to like these kind of scenario's. They are usually hanging out on the rafting forums.


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