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Florida Keys paddling trip info
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Hey everyone,I planned a 6 day paddling trip with 2 friends for Jan. The plan was to start at Long Key, leave my truck there and paddle to Key West, camping en route at Curry Hammock, Molasses Key,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Briggs Dec 17, 2016.

summer kayak camping.
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Hi all,Just moved to Sarasota from New England in October. Have done a few winter trips in Everglades / Keys and 10000 islands areas. Does anyone kayak camp in these areas in the summer ? I know…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Flex Kayakfari.com Jun 26, 2016.

WW trip in April
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Hi, we are planning a wilderness waterway trip mid April (yes, buggy, I know). Any advice on the best direction (south to north or the other way round), I am in a sea kayak but my friend is on a SUP,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Flex Kayakfari.com Mar 25, 2016.

Kayak rental in the everglades area.
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Hi all,A friend and I are planning to spend 5 or 6 days in Florida Bay starting at Flamingo, crossing Florida Bay to Long Key, back up to Rabbit Key, across to North Nest and back to Flamingo via…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dallas Mar 13, 2015.

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Dave Briggs replied to Dave Briggs's discussion Florida Keys paddling trip info
"Thanks Flex, Long Key was the original start point and they will let you park there for $5 per night. Unfortunately due to time constraints I have to start in Marathon. Still using Google Earth to search out possible locations. I will give…"
Dec 17, 2016
Flex Kayakfari.com replied to Dave Briggs's discussion Florida Keys paddling trip info
"Super trip Dave! Safe and "inexpensive" multi-day overnight parking is def one of the logistical challenges of Keys adventuring! I'm not sure if Long Key St Pk would let you park there for a week. Probably a private location like…"
Dec 17, 2016
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Florida Keys paddling trip info

Hey everyone,I planned a 6 day paddling trip with 2 friends for Jan. The plan was to start at Long Key, leave my truck there and paddle to Key West, camping en route at Curry Hammock, Molasses Key, Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge, Tarpon Belly Key, Marvin Key and last day to Boyds in Key West. Months ago the rangers at Curry Hammock said they have a site that they keep for thru paddlers and to call a couple of weeks before so they would know you are coming. Well I did that yesterday and was told by…See More
Dec 16, 2016
Dave Briggs replied to Mark Harvey's discussion Permit Fee
"We are stopping at Shark Point Chickee and North Nest. I have to drive down from Sarasota on Friday so by the time we shuttle I figured to Shark Point would be enough. I paddled the whole area a couple of years ago so am excited to get back. It has…"
Nov 2, 2016
Dave Briggs replied to Mark Harvey's discussion Permit Fee
"I am planning a trip from Flamingo to Key Largo with a shuttle to pick up the vehicle left at Flamingo this weekend. When you go on the website and check the "fees" section it appears that it cost $25 per vehicle to enter the park (to…"
Nov 1, 2016
Dave Briggs replied to Flex Kayakfari.com's discussion Entertaining the Darkness with the corpse of Kaya Kay!
"Hmmmm.  I have the kaos and a whitewater boat I am thinking of selling and putting the cash towards something else. I use a P&H Cetus for day trips and camping and a P&H Delphin for surf and rocks (up north anyway). I recently moved…"
Oct 14, 2016
Dave Briggs replied to Flex Kayakfari.com's discussion Entertaining the Darkness with the corpse of Kaya Kay!
"Great pics as usual. How is that RTM kayak. Looks like you might actually be able to use it for a camping trip? I have a Dagger Kaos for the surf but this looks like it may be a good surf boat. The Kaos is only good in the surf whereas yours looks…"
Oct 14, 2016
Dave Briggs replied to Jason Jones's discussion How do you store your water?
"I use the MSR bags too. Splash out and get the thicker black ones instead of the "lite" red ones. A 10L Drom fits in my day hatch behind the cockpit bulkhead, a second fits in the rear hatch up against the dayhatch bulkhead and a third in…"
Oct 13, 2016
Dave Briggs replied to Jason Jones's discussion What are some good sea kayaks to complete a solo thru run?
"Jason, entering this discussion late but I am in Sarasota. I have a P&H Cetus and a couple of Old Town canoes if you want to try them out some time. Check out Sweetwater Kayaks in St Pete too."
Sep 6, 2016
Flex Kayakfari.com replied to Dave Briggs's discussion summer kayak camping.
"My most intense run-in with a lightning storm was actually in Miami paddling around all night long. Around 5am one of these systems coalesced almost over me with nearby strikes. I was on a small island, hiding under a tarp for 45 of the scariest…"
Jun 26, 2016
Dave Briggs replied to Dave Briggs's discussion summer kayak camping.
"Good write up and pics as usual !  Did you ever get caught in the middle of a lightening storm ? 3 of us were camping on the tall Shark Point Chickee in Florida Bay 1 1/2 years ago when a thunder and lightening storm rolled across overhead in…"
Jun 22, 2016
Flex Kayakfari.com replied to Dave Briggs's discussion summer kayak camping.
"Ya'll may like this one for the summer: Heaven or Hell: Summer paddling and camping in the Ten Thousand Islands! (click…"
Jun 20, 2016
Flex Kayakfari.com replied to Dave Briggs's discussion summer kayak camping.
"Re: Bug shirts in the summer?? Sure the bugs won't get ya, but heat stroke prob will! Stay cool - A/C is your friend! ;)"
Jun 4, 2016
Dave Briggs replied to Dave Briggs's discussion summer kayak camping.
"Ha ha, you guys are funny, should be able to bungee that A/C on the rear deck of the kayak but not sure where the generator or 50 ft lightening conductor will go !!"
Jun 1, 2016
Swamp Hunter replied to Dave Briggs's discussion summer kayak camping.
"I love A/C on a hot humid night "
May 31, 2016
vivian replied to Dave Briggs's discussion summer kayak camping.
"Hahaha! Only the strong survive here in the summer and us weaker ones insist on AC for sleeping. Yes, metal tents work well."
May 31, 2016

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