Category Archives: MRS Nomad S1

A Packboat in your Car

  Overlanding with Packboats Expedition Portal / April, 2019 Packboat is my made-up word for easily portable boats that roll into a bag but deploy in minutes, in contrast with hardshell kayaks or canoes in aluminum, plastic, or composite. I’m here … Continue reading

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MRS Nomad S1 – a few mods

MRS Nomad Index Page After paddling around in the S1 I can see some ways of improving it. So I did. Replace the inflatable backrest with a plain foam backrest. The backrest which came with the boat had already been … Continue reading

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Packyaking in Whitianga (NZ)

At a Dive shop in Whitianga on the North Island’s Coromandel peninsula half a day from Auckland, I asked the teenage girl left at the till which way the tidal currents flowed around here. She smiled at me like I … Continue reading

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Packrafting the Wairoa River (NZ)

The MRS Nomad S1 I tested last summer in Scotland is my new packraft. Goodbye to my great little Alpacka Yak. Like the Yak before, it held its value and I sure got my money’s worth out of it over 4 … Continue reading

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MRS Nomad S1 packraft review [video]

MRS Nomad S1 index page • MRS Nomad – a couple of mods (newest post first) • Whitianga harbour (NZ) • Wairoa River (NZ) The application of what has proved to be durable, light and compact packraft fabric and reliable … Continue reading

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