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Day: 3 January 2013

Unsponsored Q&A Series – Rush Sturges

Rush Sturges is a freestyle and expedition kayaker with over one hundred first descents worldwide and has been a member of the USA Freestyle team on numerous occasions. Rush kindly agreed to take part in Unsponsored’s Q&A series for 2013. Enjoy.


Tell us a little a bit about your accomplishments in the canoeing/kayaking world.

I guess one of my greatest accomplishments has been maintaining a position in the various aspects of paddling. I try to balance myself between freestyle, racing, extreme, and expedition kayaking. In addition, I’m heavily involved with the film-making component. I’m a really busy person and I work super hard on a lot of different projects, both athletic and creative. So far I feel like I’ve accomplished some cool things, but there’s still a long ways to go.

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I wrote about carrying a bothy shelter as part of my When It All Goes Wrong kit a few weeks ago. I have a 2 man and 4 man bothy at the minute but have been on the look out for a larger version. Sportpursuit have listed 2, 4 and 8 man versions of the Lifesystem Adventure bothy. All around 1/2 of the normal price. I have used one of the older Lifesystem shelters in the past and they are a cracking bit of kit.

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