Paul Johnson from Jetboil showed us some of their new highlights such as the Flash and Millijoule stoves at the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen and explained us on what to pay attention to when selecting a cooking system.
A few weeks ago we received the Ortlieb Gear-Pack in yellow and red colours as Ortlieb thought that those bags would be a good fit for our packrafting trips. The Gear-Packs are available in 32L and 40L which means that they are more suitable for day trips rather than multi-day trips. If the Gear-Packs would be available in 80L or more then they would probably be the perfect backpacks for packrafting trips lasting multiple days.
Last weekend we visited again the Voxnan river in Sweden to participate in the Swedish Packrafting Round-Up 2018. It was good to see that there were plenty of new faces from different countries and also 3 female paddlers. In general there was a lot of paddling but most of us probably enjoyed the Vinströmen rapid. The weather was perfect as we had only sun and blue sky and just a one hour period of rain.
Today, I packed my packraft at 6pm and went paddling in the Turku Archipelago. As I am already living on an island I just had to jump into my car and drive a few kilometers to Eerikvalla where the sea around Turku looks more like a sea and with plenty of opportunities to explore small islands.
Most of the small islands are inhabitated by birds and it can smell quite awful once you get closer to such a bird island. However, you can also find there interesting things such as fish bones.