These are two things I’m into right now.
Thanks to adventures with Frog Hollow Outdoors I’ve discovered some amazing new rivers recently. Above is a view down the Black River near North Carolina’s coast, called so because of the high tannin content that makes its waters a coppery blend of dark blue, brown and green. Below and above the tree branches birds wade and fly: Anhinga, or snake-birds soar overhead, Great Blue Herons pick their way through the cypress knees.
From this and other recent river adventures I’d like to give a big T1D shout-out to the ever useful pelican case. Such a pretty little thing, and air and water tight too! On the river I keep my novolog pen, some extra pen needles, a microfiber cloth, alcohol pads, a spare meter and lancet device, test strips, and chapstick, all sealed inside. All of that seriously fits into one case if you pack it just right. I have another one for my camera and honey zinger packet.
My pfd is also T1D friendly with a nice chest pocket for another honey zinger packet and maybe some energy chews, although these I keep in a plastic bag because there are many to a pack and I typically just have a few at a time.
Last time I went paddling I wished I’d packed more protein, maybe beef jerky or trail-mix. Please feel free to share your ideas for managing Type 1 on the water.