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Discussion: PFD for anaconda

in: SandgrOpers

Oct 28, 2015 12:32 PM # 
Just wondering if anyone has a spare PFD I could borrow for anaconda next weekend? I promise it will get well used.

Will also happily borrow a flare if anyone has a spare of that too

Otherwise going shopping this weekend :)

Oct 28, 2015 12:33 PM # 
Pop down and you can borrow ours. At least we'll get a new flare out of it...
Oct 28, 2015 12:49 PM # 
cost more in petrol doing a round trip to yours than buying brand new kit :)

Thanks but looking for something more local ahah :)
Oct 28, 2015 1:02 PM # 
I have a PFD you can use. It has pockets for food too.
Oct 28, 2015 1:17 PM # 
awesome thanks Tash
Oct 28, 2015 2:06 PM # 
Bear in mind that Tash's PFD is pink.

As luck would have it, I have the required smoke flare for you to borrow. It's very much out of date but they won't check that.

I know you're going to Spooks becaue Bryce jnr has been talking about it for weeks so we can give you the stuff there.
Oct 28, 2015 2:15 PM # 
Haha, found the flare in my car under the driver's seat, which is where I think it's been since the last solo Anaconda I did (three years ago now).

For your interest, Tash's PFD doesn't let you put a bladder in it. Would you prefer one that did? Mine allows a 2L bladder (I know how much you drink) and is yellow rather than bright pink. It's bulkier than Tash's but also has some netting pockets for food.
Oct 28, 2015 2:30 PM # 
Haters gonna hate. Yes my PDF is fluro Pink. Wear it and everyone will weep when you paddle past.

But - no room for a bladder pack - only front pockets hand-sewn in, adventure racing style, for food.
Oct 28, 2015 2:58 PM # 
Pink doesnt put me off - nor does the lack of bladder - however given im a fair bit taller than tash and much closer to your height - yours is more likely to fit better would be my guess - with the added benefit of yellow and water - and flare - woot!

what times best to come via spooks to grab off you?

Oct 28, 2015 3:02 PM # 
I can pop by your place tomorrow as I'm already doing some run abouts nearish your area. Just pm me your addy.
Oct 28, 2015 3:06 PM # 
I have one too - it's a "girls" cut kayak one but it would probably work :-). It is 15-20 years old but in good condition. It has a Canadian label not an AUS one if they check those things. Let me know if you need it cause Ricky's doesn't fit (BTW - it is black and purple).
Oct 28, 2015 11:17 PM # 
Haha, organisers 'checking' mandatory gear at Augusta.

Bryce, no time would be good at Spooks but we're there all day although Tash has taken the lot now I see so she'll probably go to your place today.
Oct 29, 2015 1:13 AM # 
Thanks all - tash will send you an email
Oct 29, 2015 1:43 AM # 
Why will tash send us an email?
Oct 29, 2015 1:46 AM # 
She's very sociable.
Oct 29, 2015 7:52 AM # 
The year I did it they 'checked' the mandatory gear on the run (ie anyone who had no pack at all got pinged. My alfoil around cardboard emergency blanket was never checked)

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