Gear and Logistics

So the plane left and now we have to fit all this stuff in somehow...

Packing a Lot of Stuff in a Small Kayak

A friend recently contacted us with a great question: “How do I pack 10 days ...
A standard configuration for the large Grand Canyon-sized groover.

Managing Poop: Groovers and LNT Practices

Many of the permitted western rivers require you to bring a groover — or, waste ...
A few different boat choices at the Little Colorado confluence.

Boat Choice

At this point, people have self-support kayaked the Grand Canyon in craft ranging from an ...
Simpler times.

So You Want to Try Self-Support Kayaking

Whitewater kayaking has a pretty high barrier to entry to begin with and self-support kayaking ...
Testing out our firepan prototype on the banks of the Stawamus River.

CampingByKayak.com Firepan

Every Grand trip we’ve been on, someone has either had access to a machine shop ...
Daphnee Tuzlak strikes a balance on the Dolores -- no cast-iron skillet, but plenty of fresh food, a multi-part cooking setup, and a beer with dinner.

Making a Self-Support Food Plan

Many people approach their food plan for self-support kayak trips the same way they’d approach ...
Cooking with the cast-iron skillet on a Grand Canyon self-support kayak trip.

Weight, Food, and Just How Much Beer Can I Bring Anyway?

People often approach kayak self-supports the same way they would approach backpacking trips with a ...
The individual pieces of the firepan.

Firepan Requirements in the Grand Canyon

The important dimensions are required by the NPS regs: the pan needs to be 300 ...
The groover mounted in the altered center wall of the Remix XP

Grand Canyon Groovers

In the section of the NPS’s Noncommercial River Trip Regulations entitled “Human Waste Carry-Out Method” (Page ...