• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Search results

  1. opisska

    Pantanal on own boat

    I mean this is the general strategy anywhere in an unknown terrain, no? Plan a route possibly from A to B, if something goes wrong, make sure you can always backtrack to A using the way you came in (this also means having enough supplies).
  2. opisska

    Pantanal on own boat

    I would just like to note that the inflatable canoe that we have is probably more resilient to mechanical damage that many hard-sided boats, especially plastic ones. It's by a Czech company Gumotex, but it's well known among european water-sports enthusiasts and it's designed for white water...
  3. opisska

    Pantanal on own boat

    Since several people seem to think this ia not utterly absurd, I am putting it high on my planning list. Thanks for the responses! It's a bit hard to decide on the season because the wet season seems to carry really unpleasant temperatures, but the dry one seems to be less fun boating-wise. It...
  4. opisska

    Pantanal on own boat

    Yes, we do this in Europe - Poland is obvious, but we also went to Danube delta with inflatable boats (but we are posh, so we went by car). That's how I got this idea in the first place :) Regarding the jaguars, I really like to try to prevent these "random sources of death" - I carry bear...
  5. opisska

    Pantanal on own boat

    Because there are things I do now know about the area - I have specifically mentioned some and you even have provided an interesting other one with the jaguars (despite Jurek's easygoing attitude to them, I am not sure that the risk can be so easily disregarded) so it has been already quite...
  6. opisska

    Pantanal on own boat

    C'mon andy, don't be that guy. "White man stupid needs our local guide to not get lost" is about the worst thing anyone can say to me - I thought naively this is a safe space with friends! In this age of GPS, a monkey can find a way. Considering their propensity for stealing shiny things, it...
  7. opisska

    Pantanal on own boat

    Now I am pretty sure this is one of the craziest questions you have ever seen on this forum, but basically Can I visit Pantanal with my own inflatable canoe? Although I have never actually been to Pantanal, this question has been bugging me for quite a while, especially because from what I...
Top