Lightweight Tripping with Hammocks for Trad boaters and C-Boaters with Mat Howes

Just because it’s 16′ long does not mean you need to pack the kitchen sink!!!

Come and join Mat Howes, the owner of UKhammocks and lead guide of the Jungle Outfitters Borneo Expeditions for an insight into lightweight kit selections, the use of hammocks and camping technique.

Lightweight doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable!

We will cover gear packing, equipment selection, site selection and camp setup. All in beautiful settings of lakes and rivers.  Not only will a lightweight approach benefit your paddling ability when conditions demand your attention but portages will be a breeze!

**** And Matt’s Canoefest Team entry ****

Mat Howes

Nickname: The Minnow (this was a while ago - I try not to swim so much these days)

Hometown: York, England (UK)

Current City: Tidworth, England (UK)

Favourite Paddle: AB Edge Canoe Paddle

Favourite Paddling Location: Upper Fium Orbo- Corsica

Biography: OC1 WW is my life! Seriously ask my wife…. The hit of running “Extreme White water” in an open Canoe is like no other, each move harder than the last due to water in your boat and just being cooler than any kayaker on the water

Accomplishments/Experience: OC1 Descents of Allt a Chaorainn(UK), Upper Fium Orbo(Fr), Travo(Fr), Ger(Fr) Big Brush Cr(USA) Cane Crk (USA) and many more… OC1 5*WW Leader. Full Gnarlz Paddler

Supported by: Aquabound, Astral, FallLine Canoes

When I’m not pushing the limits of an open Canoe I’m usually found guiding expeditions into Borneo or teaching hammock camping and advanced campcraft around the world.


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