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  1. prudenceb

    Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Ely MN Sep2018

    Wow, Ed, winter trip there. That would be a grea book to read!
  2. PM me if you are interested in spot in this sold out pool session. Prudence
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    Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Ely MN Sep2018

    Just read Lost in the Wild, an account of two different pople who got lost in the north woods, one while canoeing and trying to find a portage in the Quetico wilderness. Your comment about needing navigation sense and how out there on your own you are rang very true. I recommend the book: https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Wild-Danger-Survival-North/dp/0873515897 Prudence
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    2019 Pool Sessions

    I can't make (now sold out) 3/9 pool session for which I'm signed up. Anyone interested pls PM me or post here and we can work out details. Prudence
  5. If no preferences suggested, let's go with original plan: this started as nav and we added on the other, so do nav first - unless others have stong thoughts otherwise.
  6. prudenceb

    Wednesday Lunch Paddle Series

    Great idea! I guess you're inspired by those basking Californians, eh?
  7. prudenceb

    (Pre) Easter Plunge Saturday April 20th

    Yup, looking forward! And Easter is so late this year it could be 80 degrees! Or not... But water will still be chilly
  8. prudenceb

    2019 Pool Sessions

    Make that four...I can't make it...
  9. prudenceb

    Rolling Lesson

    Wanna help me with offside roll?
  10. prudenceb

    Baja Kayakfest 2019

    I'm going for fourth year in a row.
  11. prudenceb

    Solo loading

    Eyebrows have gotten bigger and weaker. Look at new SUV's and you'll see. My 2013 Impreza had a strong little eyebrow that I could reat boat on. 2019 Crosstrek...no.
  12. Intro to Celestial Navigation AND Climate Change 101 Two Separate Talks by John Huth in One Fascinating Day! Saturday, March 2 - 10:30 am to mid afternoon - REI Community Room, Reading MA Club member and Harvard physics professor, John Huth, has once again generously agreed to help us expand our field of knowledge by presenting two separate talks relevant to our paddling community. John wrote up a brief summary of each talk to whet our appetites: Introduction to Celestial Navigation Before the advent of GPS, sailors on the open ocean had to rely on sightings of celestial objects to find their location on earth. What used to be a fairly common practice is now in in danger of extinction. GPS is exceptionally vulnerable to jamming and spoofing. As a result the US Navy has reinstated courses in celestial navigation. This introduction outlines the basics of celestial navigation for the novice, and points to directions on how to develop this as a usable skill. Climate Change 101 In the news, we mostly hear the classic "both sides" on climate change. But, the actual science of climate is fascinating and accessible to the educated lay person. In this presentation, I use the US climate report mandated by Congress as a jumping off point to examine the science of climate. In addition to the well know greenhouse effect, I look at the uncertainties in climate modeling, and other 'forcing functions', such as volcanic eruptions, variations in solar output, and deforestation. This event is open to paid club members only. Please RSVP on the club calendar. Prudence
  13. Intro to Celestial Navigation AND Climate Change 101 Two Separate Talks by John Huth in One Fascinating Day! Saturday, March 2 - 10:30 am to mid afternoon - REI Community Room, Reading MA Club member and Harvard physics professor, John Huth, has once again generously agreed to help us expand our field of knowledge by presenting two separate talks relevant to our paddling community. John wrote up a brief summary of each talk to whet our appetites: Introduction to Celestial Navigation Before the advent of GPS, sailors on the open ocean had to rely on sightings of celestial objects to find their location on earth. What used to be a fairly common practice is now in in danger of extinction. GPS is exceptionally vulnerable to jamming and spoofing. As a result the US Navy has reinstated courses in celestial navigation. This introduction outlines the basics of celestial navigation for the novice, and points to directions on how to develop this as a usable skill. Climate Change 101 In the news, we mostly hear the classic "both sides" on climate change. But, the actual science of climate is fascinating and accessible to the educated lay person. In this presentation, I use the US climate report mandated by Congress as a jumping off point to examine the science of climate. In addition to the well know greenhouse effect, I look at the uncertainties in climate modeling, and other 'forcing functions', such as volcanic eruptions, variations in solar output, and deforestation. This event is open to paid club members only. Please RSVP on the club calendar. Prudence
  14. prudenceb

    Gear Sale

    Jonathan, I may want to check out the Reed cag. Can you bring tonite?
  15. prudenceb

    Drakes Estero / Point Reyes, CA (BASK club trip)

    Nice! What kind of boat did you borrow?
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