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APA Presents: Luc Mehl Introducing "The Packraft Handbook" - Shared screen with speaker view
Dirk Veenema
57:47
Woohoo!
Marilyne
01:00:00
https://packraft.org/donate/
Marilyne
01:03:09
https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=Ph1IzwNKg4NjzjZn4souuDuD8t0kNwpE-X-HV1FF-Fg3wwuxOtgS0dJ4gbZVyhON-6hpxIUUoswYNh-V
Sam Carlson
01:03:26
woooohhooooooo
Dirk Veenema
01:03:32
Heyyyy Luc!!!
Holly Waddell
01:03:35
yoooo
Dirk Veenema
01:10:24
yeah. suddenly looks much better!
Dirk Veenema
01:21:52
awesome goal
Brian Friedrich
01:27:35
A similar saying in mountaineering - The avalanche doesn’t care if you’re an “expert” - it’s just trying to get down the mountain…
Jennifer Reed
01:29:44
I don’t know this resource to exist elsewhere (skill/class)—a very valuable contribution to the paddling lexicon. Great work!
Aidan Shafland
01:30:55
Piggybacking on that Brian, my swiftwater instructor used to tell us that whitewater is like an avalanche that just keeps going. Really imparted a respect for the current of a river
Brian Friedrich
01:33:30
Awesome point, Aidan.
Martin Robertson
01:36:52
awesome stuff
Jonathan Creel
01:37:05
Keep going! We're glued to the computer screen!
BLaire Bingham
01:38:36
I’m totally hooked. I am a packrat newbie, but these concepts are so legit for so many outdoor but also just life activities. Love it! Mother duck also really does add to that ‘caring’ aspect of mentorship, versus the “do what i say” method ;)
Brian Friedrich
01:39:20
And be a good teacher - not everyone amazing on the water is able to teach… “This looks awesome - meet you at the bottom” doesn’t cut it
Aidan Shafland
01:40:53
I’ve always explained the idea of risk management as the relationship between probability, consequence, and reward. High probability, high consequence, low reward is a no go, etc.
Will Elliott
01:41:29
Question for Luc: does the book talk much about ‘human hazards,’ as we often do in avalanche safety regarding common patterns of bad decision making? You mentioned the expert halo and emotional decisions; I was curious if the book addresses others that you’ve found common.
Aidan Shafland
01:41:32
Loving the illustrations and info so far. Its like a sneak peak! Can’t wait for mine to arrive
Rick DeShields
01:42:22
So stoked to get my copy and learn more!
Betsy Williford
01:44:35
This is absolutely incredible and fills such a need in our community. So stoked to get my copy and really dive into more learning and growing.
Kayla Lopez
01:45:45
Yes, so awesome. The illustrations are stunning and really help understand the content!
Brian Friedrich
01:46:42
No doubt - and incredible graphics work, Sarah. Picture is worth a thousand words and all that.
Sam Carlson
01:51:07
Wow. So great!
Richard Woodbury
01:53:16
I appreciate that a lot of this content has value well beyond packrafting. Kayakers, rafters, etc. can benefit from this information.
BLaire Bingham
02:00:48
the biggest problem i have as a newbie is getting a feel for distance while paddling or speed and estimate travel time (I paddle mostly during adventure races), range markers are a helpful concept in general!
BLaire Bingham
02:11:28
yesss!! thanks for that image!
Michael Zlatkovsky
02:12:07
Hearing you talk about the field repair and other topics, do you envision making it available as an e-book/kindle book as well, to be able to take it along in digital form on the phone?(I bought the physical book already -- several copies, in fact -- but I feel like having a digital copy would also be helpful).
George Kalli
02:12:35
I think I know that person!
Michael Gillenwater
02:12:56
Hey Michael Z
Michael Zlatkovsky
02:13:02
Oh, oops, didn't realize there was both a chat and a Q/A. Will do.
Mark Dandrea
02:17:25
That was awesome luc. Great stuff
Orion Hatch
02:17:34
Fantastic! For those interested in tomorrow's talk head to https://snakeriverfund.org/about/events/ to register! Amazing talk Luc. Really looking forward to tomorrow
Sam Carlson
02:17:55
Really excited to get the book. Plus one on the e-Book version.
Betsy Williford
02:18:01
super awesome Luc!
Mark Dandrea
02:18:18
Great illustration too
Sean Creamer
02:19:18
Heyo! Sean Creamer here, cool to win!
BLaire Bingham
02:19:34
just put in my order! such a great resource! going to spread the word to my AR friends :)
MARK OLDENBURG
02:19:41
Great stuff, look forward to getting my hands on the book somehow here in Canada
Martin Robertson
02:20:09
you photoshopped me out!
Jonathan Creel
02:20:26
Ha! "Prove it!" Love it
MONICA MORIN MONICA M
02:22:33
Nice breakdown of heuristics, the examples made it so easy to understand, love the going to the store example!
Sarah Histand
02:23:11
Hi Monica!
BLaire Bingham
02:23:21
“Thinking Fast and Slow”! System I and II thinking…Daniel Kahneman, good read
MONICA MORIN MONICA M
02:23:28
Hiii!!!!! :)
Jaz Ammon
02:24:24
Monica is MY FAVORITE Mother Duck!!
Mark Dandrea
02:24:40
kneel and lower your center of gravity, if possible.
MONICA MORIN MONICA M
02:24:40
Jaz, except when I'm swimming!! ;)
Sam Carroll
02:26:09
Good answer. Thanks!
Mark Oates
02:28:50
Such a valuable resource not only for the packrafting community but also for the broader whitewater community! Massive thanks to Luc for pushing a 'Culture of Safety' as it is definitely making a real difference. It has also been awesome to see the worldwide packrafting community embrace this culture.
Sam Carlson
02:30:30
I think buying quality gear over time is the way to go.
Joseph
02:30:42
@Mark Oates — (Celebrity attendee! Thanks for being here :-) We’re all super excited about Luc’s book. I really believe it’s a unique resource for our community right now, worldwide.
BLaire Bingham
02:31:06
it gets surprisingly cold quickly after many hours on the water - i live in the mid-atlantic and a dry suit would let get in the water for a longer season
Sarah Histand
02:31:23
But I will pass on the idea of an infographic with the repair/ rescue info to him -- it's a great idea to have that available on your phone on a triop
Sam Carroll
02:31:46
i think the digital version would be very useful for reading up on in the tent etc in evenings after a day on the water.
Jaz Ammon
02:35:30
I would chime in on that. Like an avalanche class, an intro is a great place to start if the swiftwater class is not available immediately.
BLaire Bingham
02:37:49
so great! thanks!
Carly Webster
02:38:16
You all could always take photos on your phone of the rescue and repair pages (or anything vital for your trip) and essentially have a digital version
Sam Carlson
02:38:55
Thanks Luc and APA!
Tom Baldwin
02:39:04
Thanks Luc! Very excited for the book!
Dirk Veenema
02:39:05
Thanks Luc!!
Chuck Brushwood
02:39:12
Thanks a bunch Luc!
Aidan Shafland
02:39:13
Thanks Luc! Awesome job
Sean Creamer
02:39:22
Thank you!!!
MONICA MORIN MONICA M
02:39:27
Thanks Luc!!!!
Robbin Capers
02:39:28
Great presentation! Cant wait for my book!
Carly Webster
02:39:37
Thanks so much!
Jaz Ammon
02:39:47
Thanks again!!! Can’t wait until I have an address to order a copy of the book
Martin Robertson
02:39:47
Thanks must be a buzz to have got it done!
Brian Friedrich
02:39:51
Well done! Looking forward to snagging a copy.
kristen dennis
02:39:55
Most excellent, can't wait!!
Jon Booth
02:40:08
Thanks APA and Luc for your time! Can't wait for the book :)