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Erik Epskamp
Works at Huron Valley Ambulance
Attended Washtenaw Community College
Lives in Tecumseh, MI
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Your thoughts please... I have never tried a bivy style tent/shelter. I have a 2  person tent (REI Clipper) that weight 5 3/4 pounds. After a short hike fully packed I was spent. Too much weight? Too out of shape? I am now thinking about a s Snugpak Ionosphere but not sure I will like the bivy style. As I try to shed weight, what are your thoughts?
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I agree with Allen. But we need more info. What else is in your pack? Bivy sacks work well in non rainy areas. So if your gear can stay dry without it being inside your tent or in the vestibule then go for it.
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Geeked about my new sleeping bag. It will fit nicely in my kayak and will cut a lot of weight when I hike. Jonseing to use it this weekend, anyone interested in an overnight?
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I enjoy your videos, it is good to see the west side of the state.
What do you use for your video editing?
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Cool! I'll have to check it out! :)
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a backpacking 3 season rectangular sleeping bag?
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I use a mountain designs bag rated to 0 in Australia 
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Super excited to be going on an overnight trip on the Ausable river early next month. Bonus - the hex hatch will be on too. It's gonna be a great one for the first overnight trip with my kayak.
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My new kayak at Allens Lake,  Onsted MI
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Interesting day today...last night I had a 3.4 pound loss in a week. Today at lunch I did not finish my meal, I felt satisfied. This may be because my body is adapting, or I am learning to listen to my body, maybe the prayers are coming through for me, or maybe it is just the appetite suppressant. Regardless I did learn that despite feeling full with chips in front of me I did go back to them even thought I was not hungry (this was a good lesson for me). Last but not least I recognize food choices and purchases out of habit. +Douglas Flatbush 
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Paddle Partner  do you have and experience with the White River in Michigan near Montague MI ?
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As a novice kayajer, what would be a reasonable length for an overnight paddle and camp trip?
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Congrats +Erik Epskamp!  Ya popped yer cherry!  Next time shoot pictures!!
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My first kayak and my first time out

Allen Lake, Onsted MI
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Education
  • Washtenaw Community College
    Photographic Technology
  • Saginaw Valley State University
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Occupation
Paramedic Instructor-Coordinator
Skills
AHA ACLS and BLS instructor, PHTLS Instructor, PEPP Coordinator
Employment
  • Huron Valley Ambulance
    Paramedic IC, 1992 - present
    Instructor-Coordinator Senior Paramedic
  • EMTS Ambulance
    Paramedic, 1998 - 1992
    Paramedic
  • Saginaw Faith Ambulance
    EMT
    Emergency Medical Technician
  • Mayville Area Ambulance Service
    Volunteer EMT
    Emergency Medical Technician
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Tecumseh, MI
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Toledo, OH - Mayville, MI
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