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Movie Monday 29 June 2020

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Movie Monday 29 June 2020

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Solo Whitewater Day Trip In My Backyard

Solo Whitewater Day Trip In My Backyard
Solo Whitewater Day Trip In My Backyard

Portaging and soloing whitewater paddling up to class three was the plan for my short adventure this day. First, I go through some of my wilderness outfitting gear including my spraydeck, whitewater canoe, drybag and drysuit before heading out on my Magnetawan River canoe trip.

My plan was to head downriver to a bridge where my wife would pick me up. The route would include two portages, a couple class 1 and a couple class 2 rapids as well as one big class three rapid. As soon as I ran the first rapid it felt awesome to be on the river. It was hot out for this time of year and after a portage around a big canyon and unrunnable rapid, I soon ran out of drinking water. Fortunately, it wasn’t long until I found a natural spring with delicious and cold water.

After dealing with the raging whitewater of a big drop, I paddled through a calm section and had a weird feeling like something was staring at me. I turned around to see a small, brand new log cabin built on top of a hill. It kind of struck me as odd that this would have given me the urge to turn around and look behind me. Before too long my trip was over and I met Tori at the bridge and I was home by dinner time. I felt tired but rejuvenated after the little outing, but more so I felt fortunate to live in the place that I do.

Jim Baird
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Sweet Protection 2020

Sweet Protection have announced that they will be discontinuing the software range of products for 2020 and will be focussing solely on hardware and protection.

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Sweet Protection 2020

Paddlesports is refocused, but still central in brand DNA.

Back from the mid 80’s, when the founders of Sweet Protection fell in love with the local rivers and play spots, Paddlesports has been an important part of the brand DNA and history. After discontinuing the dry wear products going into 2020, the Paddlesports collection is now refocused on hardware and protection only.

We believe that discontinuing our dry wear products will allow us to focus even more on innovation and cutting-edge technology on helmets and protection for Paddlesports.

More information can be found here.

Movie Monday 2 March 2020

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Movie Monday 2 March 2020
Movie Monday 2 March 2020

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Dr Throwline

It’s a classic!

Dr Throwline
Dr Throwline
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Movie Monday 10 February 2020

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Movie Monday 10 February 2020

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Was It Worth It?

Was It Worth It?
Was It Worth It?

This video chronicles the events on NYE 2018/19 where I dislocated my shoulder and took a trip to the ER.

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Social Media Saturday 25 January 2020

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 25 January 2020 at Unsponsored.

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Movie Monday 13 January 2020

Welcome to Movie Monday 13 January 2020 at Unsponsored.

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Unsponsored Christmas Special 2019

Christmas day is always a big visitor day here on Unsponsored. In previous years visits go up by around 30%+. We started doing a Christmas day post a few years back and it has always been well received. I hope this post goes down at least as well and offers a little bit of escapism to those who need it.

Unsponsored Christmas Special 2019

Merry Christmas and a happy New year to all. Stay safe and paddle hard!

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Movie Monday 21 October 2019

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Movie Monday 21 October 2019
Movie Monday 21 October 2019

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Himalayan Paddling Top Tips

After spending quite a bit of time on the rivers of Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Tibet, we asked Himalayan veteran Darren Clarkson-King for some of his top tips about kayaking in the area.

Himalayan Paddling Top Tips
Himalayan Paddling Top Tips

Top tips for kayaking in the Himalayas

No matter how much is planned expect things to change. Expect the bus to be delayed, the monsoon to have closed the road, your internal flight to be cancelled due to bad weather and a million more issues.

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