|Gregg and gear|
I've done a lot of archaeological surveys by kayak, but they have all been in May or September - never in the heat of summer (except one mosquito plagued canoe trip on north Afognak many years ago). So at the start I was a little worried about using the teepee and woodstove when it was hot, sunny, and buggy outside. As a back up we even brought along a traditional tent with a floor and bug screen. But we never needed to use it.
We did try and find campsites that faced east and were cool and shady in the evening. A big discovery was that burning a woodstove tended to drive anything flying out of the tent. With the tent lifted off of the ground and the door wide open it was sort of like hovering over a campfire - only without the smoke or bugs. Perfect.
We pretty much had all our packed into 2 barrels and at each campsite we'd carry the barrels up the beach and set up camp. Pretty simple. Patrick
|A few times we filled up our water bottles without even getting out of the kayak|
|Our clothing got pretty salty by the end of the trip|
|Our final camp - we lifted the teepee high to catch a breeze|
|Exploring the beach after dinner|
|We found a lit woodstove drove the mosquitoes out of the tent|