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OneMatch
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12/09/2014 12:44PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Thanks to CanoeKev here in Nashville for his software, BeaV has given me the green light to start posting the amazing video of his trip. There are 14 parts, some about 20 minutes long, some much longer. In keeping with BeaV's wishes and my Vimeo storage budget, all videos will be taken down Feb 12.

Also PLEASE honor BeaV's wishes to not attempt to download, embed or otherwise post this on YouTube or other internet sources. I have set the preferences to not allow downloading and/or embedding.

Once you click on the link, you will need a password:

B3@V5tr1p

case sensitive.

I hope you enjoy it all as much as I have. As soon as CanoeKev loads up another, I'll post it and keep doing so as we go.

This segment is 23 minutes long.

Paddling To, Through and Around Alaska - Part 1

Open side up,
Jerry
 
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eOar
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12/09/2014 01:23PM  
Just watched it. Thank you!!!
 
ozarkpaddler
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12/09/2014 02:49PM  
When I click the link it says "Private Video"?
 
OneMatch
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12/09/2014 02:55PM  
quote ozarkpaddler: "When I click the link it says "Private Video"?"

Yes, put in the password in the OP above and it'll take you there.
 
bbrown6057
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12/09/2014 03:24PM  
Cool as hell. Thanks so much BeaV and Jerry for allowing us to watch these. I can't wait to see more!
 
mjmkjun
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12/09/2014 03:27PM  
just watching it makes my day.
does anyone know gauge of the pump-action firearm at 05:30?
 
12/09/2014 03:38PM  
Cant wait to get off work to watch it! AWESOME!!!
 
Canoearoo
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12/09/2014 04:17PM  
This is Amazing! Thank you!
 
12/09/2014 04:38PM  
That was cool. Thanks for sharing.

mjmkjun - According to BeaV's trip blog it's a Mossberg 590 Mariner.
 
12/09/2014 05:40PM  
quote mirth: "That was cool. Thanks for sharing.

mjmkjun - According to BeaV's trip blog it's a Mossberg 590 Mariner."

Yes that's it and it's a 12 gauge loaded with slugs.
 
12/09/2014 05:43PM  
Thanks a bunch to my Nashville technical team:) Hope everyone enjoys seeing some cool footage. This first one is a little slow with a long introduction and a campstove running out of fuel while making pancakes. Oh, and I promise you won't have to watch me build a fire in any future episodes.

BeaV
 
12/09/2014 07:05PM  
Wow! Thanks for letting a duffer have a watch!
 
bapabear
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12/09/2014 07:23PM  
That is a trip with a scope so beyond what I'll ever attempt. Thanks for the ability to "come along" with you! Looking forward to more episodes.
 
onepaddleshort
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12/09/2014 07:29PM  
Thanks for setting this up. Enjoyed it very much. I don't think I understood this trip completely until I saw the maps here in the first video. Now I'm in awe.
 
Savage Voyageur
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12/09/2014 07:30PM  
Thanks BeaV and Jerry, very cool
 
thinblueline
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12/09/2014 07:34PM  
BeaV, let me be the first to say it....you are a real man!
 
fishANDchips
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12/09/2014 07:41PM  
This is a real pleasure to see. Thanks BeaV and the technology team.
 
12/09/2014 07:50PM  
Thanks to everybody who made this possible; really great to be able to vicariously experience even this small slice of a great adventure! Really looking forward to the future installments.
 
12/09/2014 08:37PM  
Thanks BeaV and everyone that is making this possible. Can't wait for part 2.
 
12/09/2014 08:44PM  
quote KevinL: "Thanks BeaV and everyone that is making this possible. Can't wait for part 2. "


X2


Bob, did the Sea Lion smell (looked like it could have been bad) and could you tell if any large land scavengers had been at it?
 
Thwarted
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12/09/2014 08:51PM  
Wow. 14 segments? Bring em on. Winter will be a pleasure.
 
Twins87
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12/09/2014 09:08PM  
Cool..can't wait to load it up and watch. Thanks!
 
Moonpath
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12/09/2014 09:47PM  
outstanding video and trip. Can't wait to see the other parts. JerryG
 
Jackfish
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12/09/2014 10:15PM  
Very cool, BeaV... wow, can't wait to see the other segments.
 
Canoe42
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12/09/2014 10:36PM  
After I die, if I am reincarnated, I want to come back as BeaV.
 
bapabear
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12/09/2014 10:42PM  
quote Thwarted: "Wow. 14 segments? Bring em on. Winter will be a pleasure."

agreed!
 
12/09/2014 11:17PM  
Thanks so much for sharing BeaV!
 
golanibutch
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12/10/2014 05:22AM  
cool watch. thanks for sharing your journey...
 
mjmkjun
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12/10/2014 07:15AM  
quote Canoe42: "After I die, if I am reincarnated, I want to come back as BeaV."

:-)
 
Dbldppr1250
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12/10/2014 08:15AM  
Made my day watching this morning. I love the music; so well done. Thank you so much!
 
ozarkpaddler
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12/10/2014 08:36AM  
quote OneMatch: "quote ozarkpaddler: "When I click the link it says "Private Video"?"
Yes, put in the password in the OP above and it'll take you there."


OOPS!, Will watch it now. Thanks!
 
paddlefamily
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12/10/2014 08:41AM  
Wow, what a gift BeaV has given everyone!

BeaV, I know you said the focus of the trip wasn't about the scenery or photos, but what you did do is amazing. The flora and fauna are pretty cool and I've enjoyed seeing your gear and how you set up camp. Thank you!
 
ozarkpaddler
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12/10/2014 09:12AM  
WOW! I fancied myself as some kind of an "Adventurer," but my trips are definitely "Wimpy" in comparison. As for your disclaimer about never having put something like this together, the music, scenery, narrative were perfect. Chomping at the bit now, waiting for the next one! Thanks so much for sharing.
 
OneMatch
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12/10/2014 09:29AM  
quote ozarkpaddler: "WOW! I fancied myself as some kind of an "Adventurer," but my trips are definitely "Wimpy" in comparison. As for your disclaimer about never having put something like this together, the music, scenery, narrative were perfect. Chomping at the bit now, waiting for the next one! Thanks so much for sharing."

I feel the same way, OP. To add to that consider that NO ONE has ever solo paddled that length of a trip. No one - except BeaV. I find that remarkable.
 
eOar
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12/10/2014 09:35AM  
quote thinblueline: "BeaV, let me be the first to say it....you are a real man! "

Even Chuck Norris would not attempt such a feat!
 
12/10/2014 10:04AM  
Over the course of my life I have been acquainted with some very gifted/talented/ hard working athletes-- many that have swam in the Olympics for USA and other countries. A few have even medaled. One still holds a World Record. But-- without a doubt-- I have never personally met someone that has accomplished anything close to what BeaV did. It's simply awe inspiring. You folks now watching are in for something that words can't describe.. Enjoy!!!
 
ozarkpaddler
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12/10/2014 11:14AM  
quote ozarkpaddler: "NO ONE has ever solo paddled that length of a trip. No one - except BeaV. I find that remarkable."
I noticed he was paddling a Sea Wind and I bet even Verlen Kruger would be in awe of such a trip?
 
12/10/2014 11:21AM  
quote Ragged: Bob, did the Sea Lion smell (looked like it could have been bad) and could you tell if any large land scavengers had been at it? "
Oh yes it smelled quite bad. Not sure how I didn't notice it when I beached but I think it may have been underwater at high tide when I landed here. Had camp all set up before I noticed it. Not sure if a big critter fed on it earlier. It was to the point that only ravens and crabs would want to chew on it.

paddlefamily- the flora and fauna along the Inside Passage is awesome. This is a temperate rainforest and the scale of the forest is huge. Giant trees everywhere!
 
12/10/2014 11:46AM  
quote "NO ONE has ever solo paddled that length of a trip. No one - except BeaV. I find that remarkable.

I noticed he was paddling a Sea Wind and I bet even Verlen Kruger would be in awe of such a trip?"


ozarkpaddler- probably not in awe but he must have been smiling over it and I hoped I'd earned his respect. I asked him for guidance a few times. Quite a boat he designed!

OneMatch- I hope I didn't make that claim as I'm not sure about that statement. I'm pretty sure, though, if you add the adjectives of "unsupported and continuous" this trip might be unique.
 
Dennisal
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12/10/2014 11:54AM  
This is priceless. So in awe. Thank you for sharing this. Bucket list complete.
 
yellowcanoe
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12/11/2014 08:49AM  
Thanks for the great Christmas gift!
 
waterdog
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12/11/2014 09:13AM  
Thank you, BeaV and Jerry! It's mind-boggling that on top of surviving brutal conditions, paddling and portaging extreme distances, you hauled the extra resources and had the energy to capture your adventure on video. You are amazing. This is an awesome watch. Thank you.
 
12/11/2014 10:45AM  
quote OneMatch: "Also PLEASE honor BeaV's wishes to not attempt to download, embed or otherwise post this on YouTube or other internet sources. Jerry"
Thanks Jerry. I think I've said it before but for those who didn't see that discussion or for new folks here, this trip was not done for any sort of promotion of a cause, product, or self; I did it because I just wanted to. The video footage and photos were taken for memories sake and to share with family- never intended it for others to view.

I still have a hard time with letting out my story. The emotions, both good and bad, are still raw to me and I'm embarrassed for others to see them. I still think I'd like the control in the future to just remove all traces of this footage from the public's eye, if at some point I choose to. So that is why I ask for your restraint on making copies.

I do enjoy seeing people's responses to the video (too bad we can't be sitting in the same room together). So feel free to comment and ask questions as you watch.

BeaV
 
Laketrout58
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12/11/2014 02:15PM  
Just watched your video for the first time today! Thank you!,your awesome!
 
JimmyJustice
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12/11/2014 03:55PM  
Wow! I need more!!!!
 
12/11/2014 08:28PM  
Beautiful. Thanks.
 
12/11/2014 10:37PM  
Just watched the first video and loved it!
 
12/11/2014 11:46PM  
Thank you so much for sharing these episodes of your trip with us. It is awe inspiring.

I just finished #1 and am off to start #2. I have to get up early for work but I can't help but watch another episode before I go!
 
DrBobDg
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12/12/2014 11:46AM  
Do you know if he has a DVD available?
Please excuse me if the answer is on one of the other postings.
might be a nice Christmas present to me and mine.
dr bob
 
OneMatch
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12/12/2014 11:58AM  
quote DrBobDg: "Do you know if he has a DVD available?
Please excuse me if the answer is on one of the other postings.
might be a nice Christmas present to me and mine.
dr bob"


DVD is not available. That's why we've put it up here so everyone who wants can see it.
 
DougD
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12/13/2014 09:28AM  
quote eOar: "quote thinblueline: "BeaV, let me be the first to say it....you are a real man! "


Even Chuck Norris would not attempt such a feat!"


I Heard that Chuck Norris was planning to paddle up Niagra Falls in a tandem canoe, but he had to cancel because BeaV was busy and couldn't sit in the Stern.
 
MacCamper
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12/14/2014 07:59PM  
Speechless in awe. Thank you.
Mac
 
12/15/2014 10:19AM  
One Match, thanks so much for making this available.

You said you'd delete the first one in about two weeks. What about the others? I want to see them all, but this is such a busy time for me....only managed to get in two parts so far. :)

Thanks.
 
OneMatch
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12/15/2014 01:28PM  
quote nojobro: "One Match, thanks so much for making this available.


You said you'd delete the first one in about two weeks. What about the others? I want to see them all, but this is such a busy time for me....only managed to get in two parts so far. :)


Thanks."


Well, I decided to cough up some $ to expand my data storage on Vimeo, so they will all now be up until around February 12. At that time, they will all be deleted. So you have lots of time! Enjoy, Nola!
 
12/15/2014 02:20PM  
Thank you, Jerry.
 
DeterminedOrange
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12/15/2014 09:52PM  
Thank you BeaV for sharing your story and allowing us weaker types a chance to live the adventure through our screens. I do hope you decide to publish this in the future and allow future generations to awe in the accomplishment.
 
12/17/2014 03:55PM  
Is there some secret to viewing this? I am just starting at a blank black box where the video should be. I can read Beav's comment below it. At the top, a line states no video found. Yes, I entered the password. Just no video playing. Maybe it's my computer here at work? I'll try later. Looking forward to watching the videos.
 
12/17/2014 03:57PM  
Ignore my last. It is showing up now. Must take a while to load.***************
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That was great! Looking forward to the rest of the videos!
 
OgimaaBines
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12/17/2014 10:23PM  
Simply awesome. Thanks for having the balls to take this on and for doing the work to share with others.
 
Dave1111
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12/21/2014 09:50AM  
What can I say. Wow. A sincere thank you for your generosity in sharing this profound and amazing experience.
 
TallMatt
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02/11/2015 12:24AM  
I really appreciate that you shared this experience with the community. There is some amazing footage in here and I'm very envious of your experience. You've got some amazing fortitude and willpower to go through a 6 month trip solo.
 
02/22/2016 10:20PM  
Looks like I missed the window to watch these videos.

"Sorry, there is no video here.
Either it was deleted or it never existed in the first place. Such are the mysteries of the Internet."
 
02/23/2016 06:30AM  
Yeah, he said it was temporary. You might contact him though. Got anything to barter?

It was a hell of a trip and one you really can't imagine without the visuals.

 
02/23/2016 07:13PM  
Just looking at the map on his blog renders me speechless.
 
DrBobDerrig
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02/24/2016 07:03AM  
quote TomT: "Yeah, he said it was temporary. You might contact him though. Got anything to barter?

It was a hell of a trip and one you really can't imagine without the visuals.

"


he was gracious enough to send me ( a total stranger) a set of these on DVD since my internet is so slow.... If I find them and you want to borrow them let me know (rlderrig@gmail.com)
R you going to 'copia...could give them to you there....now I have to remember where they are.
He should really put something like that on PBS or ?

dr bob
 
02/24/2016 09:58AM  
quote DrBobDerrig: "quote TomT: "Yeah, he said it was temporary. You might contact him though. Got anything to barter?


It was a hell of a trip and one you really can't imagine without the visuals.


"



he was gracious enough to send me ( a total stranger) a set of these on DVD since my internet is so slow.... If I find them and you want to borrow them let me know (rlderrig@gmail.com)
R you going to 'copia...could give them to you there....now I have to remember where they are.
He should really put something like that on PBS or ?


dr bob"


Yeah I experienced the same thing. He sent me 4 blu rays and it's spectacularly stunning how it's put together. I think a 6-8 part series on PBS would be so cool but don't think it will materialize.
 
02/24/2016 07:52PM  
quote DrBobDerrig: "quote TomT: "Yeah, he said it was temporary. You might contact him though. Got anything to barter?


It was a hell of a trip and one you really can't imagine without the visuals.


"



he was gracious enough to send me ( a total stranger) a set of these on DVD since my internet is so slow.... If I find them and you want to borrow them let me know (rlderrig@gmail.com)
R you going to 'copia...could give them to you there....now I have to remember where they are.
He should really put something like that on PBS or ?


dr bob"


What great gesture, on his part and now on yours. I'd love to borrow them if you're able to find them. Unfortunately, it's 6 hours each way for me, so it's not in the cards.
 
DrBobDerrig
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02/24/2016 09:57PM  
quote hooky: "quote DrBobDerrig: "quote TomT: "Yeah, he said it was temporary. You might contact him though. Got anything to barter?



It was a hell of a trip and one you really can't imagine without the visuals.



"




he was gracious enough to send me ( a total stranger) a set of these on DVD since my internet is so slow.... If I find them and you want to borrow them let me know (rlderrig@gmail.com)
R you going to 'copia...could give them to you there....now I have to remember where they are.
He should really put something like that on PBS or ?



dr bob"



What great gesture, on his part and now on yours. I'd love to borrow them if you're able to find them. Unfortunately, it's 6 hours each way for me, so it's not in the cards."



Email me your address and I will send them to you when/if I find them

dr bob rlderrig@gmail.com
 
02/25/2016 07:24PM  
Email sent. Subject line: BeaV's Videos

Thank you.
 
08/10/2018 10:20PM  
Re-started tonight.
 
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