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When Your Up The Creek Without A Paddle

Discussion in 'On the Water' started by 2sweed, May 19, 2016.

  1. 2sweed

    2sweed Natural Camper Staff Member

    I hope this shows up and am testing the link. However, should it fail I will give a explanation of what to do when you lose your paddles. This two young men managed to use their quick wit and strength to easily get back to the shoreline.

  2. happyflowerlady

    happyflowerlady Survivalist

    Well, okay, that IS pretty ingenious of them. I wonder how they managed to both lose their paddles at the same time when they were out in the river ? That part was not very good thinking. I don't know if just one person would be able to "jump the boat" along like these two guys did or not, but it was definitely a novel idea.

    Kind of like clicking the starter on an old manual-shift car to jump it along for a little ways when it won't start, i guess. Usually, you can use the remaining paddle to get close enough to the lost one to retreive it; but if you only had one paddle to start with, then maybe the jumping idea would work.

    Great video, @2sweed ! !
  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    That could be a deadly thing to happen. And it must not happen. Can you imagine being five days away from base camp and trying to do that manoeuvre - sorry, it isn't going to work. There is always a spare canoe paddle in each canoe (that's the law in this neck of the woods).

    The only possible way to lose all your paddles is by a major disaster. The only other situation would be people who are green horn amateurs and I admit I've seen lots of those.

    I had a canoe chum back some who use to whittle a paddle out of pine - he was really good at it.

    I never learned that skill - might be something for me to try this summer.:)
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  4. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    That's like "canoe bobbing". I read in Canoeroots Magazine where some people make a game similar to this. It is a 2 person 1 canoe game where each person would stand up on their end of the canoe, and get the canoe bobbing and try to get their opponent to lose their balance and fall in.

    So those 2 were doing "Canoe Scooting" ha I just named it. They were wearing life jackets, so they weren't total idijits. I wouldn't do it with a light weight expensive canoe either.

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  5. campforums

    campforums Founder Staff Member

    Woah, they actually began to pick up a surprising amount of speed there :eek:
  6. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...true - but how long would you like to do that for? And if you had a full canoe with a dog? :)
  7. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Maybe have a fat dog with good rythum.
    174985820ee562492026fc693ef6d0a8.jpg . Ha

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