I wanted to give you – our faithful email subscribers some interesting new developments about our upcoming Louisiana Adventure Expo Weekend.
BSA Troop 10 will be providing an old-time Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast at Lake Martin for the paddle. There’s a $5 donation per person that will go to support the troop. This paddle has gained a lot of traction – and should have a LARGE number of paddlers. Don’t miss out!!!!
The Vendor Expo is going to be bigger and better than ever. We’ve gotten commitments from lots of companies that will be sending representatives to Pack & Paddle for the expo. Here’s a listing of the companies that are currently coming:
The Camp Fly Fishing School
Wilderness Systems Kayaks
Vibram Five Fingers
Yak Attack Kayak Fishing Products
Cajun Paddle Tools
Costa del Mar Sunglasses
The North Face
Our seminars have begun to take shape as well. Here’s a listing of seminars that we have set up so far:
1) Fly-casting demonstration from Tom Jindra of TFO.
2) Fishing knots. Allow one hour indoors. A projector would be helpful, but not essential. I will bring enough fishing line for everybody to tie knots with me. Call it, “Knots You Need.”
3) Wilderness Systems representative Joe Poole will lead a Kayak Fishing Seminar: Introduction to Kayak Fishing Coastal Waters.
4) Sabine Bildstein, our Vibram Five Fingers rep will lead a Natural Running seminar covering how to safely get started with barefoot running
5) Ben Roussell – Jackson Kayak Team member will host a seminar on how to shoot GoPro video from your kayak including tips and tricks for mounting cameras and other techniques he’s learned over the last few years.
6) Chris Haley will lead a seminar on styles of Kayak Fishing including techniques and locations
7) Thomas Flemons from Diablo Paddlesports will show off his “super-rigged” kayak and show you all the latest ideas on kayak rigging.
Please stay tuned for exact lineup and times.
Adventure Film Festival
We’ve now set the lineup of films for the festival:
The Dark Side of the Lens – Directed by: Mickey Smith
Of Forests and Men – Directed by: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Towers of Ennedi – Directed by: Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk
Playgrounds Re-Imagined – Directed by: Seth Warren
COLD – Directed by: Anson Fogel
Chimaera – Directed by: Malcolm Sangster
On Thin Sea Ice – Directed by: Tor Eckhoff
Kadoma – Directed by: Ben Stookesberry
Mr Happy Man – Directed by: Matt Morris
We are really excited to be bringing the Adventure Film Festival to Lafayette for the very first time. You can surf YouTube for trailers on these films. Also stay tuned over the next week. We’ll be posting trailers for these films on our Facebook page.
This year’s expo weekend is shaping up to be the best ever. We hope you’ll spend some time checking out all the new gear and getting inspired to get out this coming spring!