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Don't Let Your Troubles Weigh You Down!

Ever Item has a weight consideration
Providing the weather is good we should get our flight into Lake McClusky today. Flying in a Beaver floatplane with the canoe strapped to the undercarriage over the MacKenzie Mountains we can't afford to be too weighed down. Every item has to be worth its weight. We can't compromise on safety so a lot of the kit is a given. In addition to that though we have a lot, I mean a lot, of camera tech! It seems each item needs a spare, a way of charging it, a way of charging the charger etc. We have made a sizeable spreadsheet with all the items listed. In theory, at least, our flight weight including us should be around 65 kilos. That doesn't include food though which will probably add a further 60 kilos!

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The Beaver can take 500 kilos so we should be okay but you've got to add fuel, and importantly the pilot, on to that, so until we are loaded I'll be nervous! Not nearly as nervous however as I'll be the first time we load our 17 foot canoe with all the gear for a month's backcountry travel! Amazingly the Old Town 174 we are hiring is said to be able to carry 680 kilos, more than the plane! If it floats it will be a true testament to just how awesome this method of wilderness travel really is!

Photo credit - http://www.canoekayak.com/