Gear – Goal Zero Solar Panel

GOAL ZERO: NOMAD 7 SOLAR PANEL
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If you read the section about me, you know that I make my living documenting and capturing the outdoors.  In order to document our trip down the lower Pecos River, I had to find a solution to charge my devices while in the middle of nowhere.  So obviously the only way to accomplish this on the river would be with solar panels.

It didn’t take much research or shopping around to decide that Goal Zero products would be the best solution for our trip.

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Gear – Delorme inReach

DELORME INREACH SE

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When we started planning our trip down the Pecos River, we knew that we were gonna want some type of satellite communication device.  Knowing that we would not have cellular service during the entire duration of our trip, having a way to check in with our family or contact emergency responders was very important to us.  We looked at many options and did some research on a few different products and ended up narrowing it down to two different devices,  The Spot Gen3 and the Delorme inReach SE.  Both products had the features we were looking like trip tracking, a text out feature as well as the important SOS button for emergency situations.

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Gear Prep – Milk Crate

MILK CRATE PROJECT  [Dustin’s Kayak]

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Initial Planning

I wanted to be able to store some easy to access items behind me for our trip down the Lower Pecos River (GPS, Delorme InReach, Extra Fishing Tackle, etc.)  so I did a ton of research online and found items like the YakAttack BlackPak but I didn’t want to spend the money on an expensive storage solution so I decided to build my own!

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Gear – Jackson Kayak: CoosaHD

JACKSON KAYAK’S COOSA HD

Jackson Kayak Coosa HD

When we were trying to decide what kayak was best for our trip, we had a few criteria to keep in mind.  We needed the kayak to be able to haul a lot of gear, as well as be fishing friendly.  The kayak also needed to be able to navigate rivers and turn easily in the water.  Additionally we liked the idea of getting a kayak that was wide enough to allow for standing and fishing at times, but I will go into more of that later in this post.

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