have just about everything ready for the trip except a couple essentials,the biggest need is a canoe,hard to canoe the mississippi without one !!! i have been waiting and checking craigslist and various paddler forums but anything decent always seems to be overpriced or too far away,so im kinda waiting till the last minute hoping i can still find something ,i have the resources to buy a new base model canoe but im giving it away at the end of the trip because the cost of havin someone drive from iowa to louisana just to transport my canoe would be more than the canoe is worth.....SO IF ANYONE CAN THINK OF ANYONE WITH A MID GRADE FAIRLY PRICED CANOE PLEASE PLEASE PUT ME IN CONTACT WITH THEM !!!!!!
LOOKING FOR A COUPLE DECENT PADDLES AND A PFD WHICH I WILL BUY NEW JUST TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING COMFORTABLE AND LOCAL,I DONT WANNA GET SOMETHING OUT OF A CATALOG AND BE STUCK WITH A PFD THATS UNCOMFORTABLE.... AND STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHICH HAND HELD GPS WILL WORK BEST,
SO FEW MAJOR ITEMS LEFT TO PURCHASE SHOULD BE ATTAINABLE,HOPEFULLY NOT TOO EXPENSIVE.BUT I'VE GOT A COUPLE WEKS LEFT TO GET IT TOGETHER! BUT THE TRIP IS DEFINETELY ON FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL EVEN IF I HAVE TO BUY A CANOE WITH ATTACHED BILGE PUMP!!!!
THE TRIP IS ON ANDTHANKS FOR FOLLOWING ALONG,BOUGHT A NEW VIDEO CAMERA SO IF IT SURVIVES THE TRIP IM HOPING FOR SOME GREAT VIDEO OF THE RIVER,ITS PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE !!!!!!!!