There was a post a couple of days ago about a paddling life article on Mark, but I can't' find it now. Here is the link:
Paddling Life magazine -- for Paddling, Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Kayak Fishing, Outrigger Canoe, Rec Boats and Touring, plus boating Blogs, Photos and News Clearinghouse.
A few things I though were interesting:
He has grab straps that trail freely in the water on the front/back of his tubes.
He runs pins and clips, not oarlocks. I know this gets debated a lot, but for serious whitewater the reduced time to remount a oar with pins and clips seems like the most important factor. And you can do it with one hand on the oar handle, I usually have to use two hands with open oar locks to get the oar back in if it gets out of the lock.
He carries a spare air scuba tank in his life jacket, but how does he deploy/use it? Spare air makes a model that mounts into a neoprene vest, but it is lower capacity than the one the article mentions. Seems like a decent way to reduce flush drowning possibilities.
He mentions the Aire Wave Destroyer, but all the photos look like a Sotar cat. And the Wave Destroyer isn't even listed on Aire's website anymore?
Climbing cams, ie Friends. I have never thought of using cams in this way, but in a gorged out section this could be really slick. Most people won't ever need them, but a cool use anyway. Friend (climbing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The slingshot was a surprise, how hard is it to kill a rabbit or a squirrel with one of those? I would have thought that emergency food rations would be easier and much more of a sure thing.