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That ONE regret from selling almost everything we own

By June 20, 2018 Adventure/Travel, Minimalism
wilderness systems and perception

If you’ve been following our journey for the past year or two, you know that we’ve spent a lot of time and effort selling almost everything we own and downsizing our life to fit into a 38′ motorhome.

downsizing

The questions people ask us about selling almost everything and downsizing include:

  • What initially started you on this crazy path?
  • How long did it take you?
  • What resources did you use to sell everything?
  • How did you decide what to keep and what to sell?
  • Where there things you didn’t want to part with?
  • Is there anything you regret selling?

It’s that last question that is like a burr under our saddles these days.

Last year was no big deal. We’d taken a subcontracting job that had us working a lot. When we weren’t working, we were driving to the next job.

This year, though, we’re spending the summer in Alaska. On the Kenai Peninsula. And the Kenai is COVERED with lakes and rivers.

Now, we kept our raft (and Aire Super Puma with oar rig show below) and will be using it on the myriad of rivers around here.

The one thing we regret selling is our kayaks! Okay, so maybe that’s TWO things.

Nelson had a gorgeous fiberglass Wilderness Systems sea kayak and I had a reliable Perception rec boat. We put a LOT of water miles on those boats throughout the southeast.

We initially decided to sell the boats because we didn’t have any idea how to transport them during our travels. There was no place to put them on our Class A motorhome and our tow car (Bob – a Chevy Tracker) was far too small to hold those big kayaks (especially Nelson’s 18 foot fiberglass boat).

wilderness systems and perception

We regret selling our kayaks!

So we made the decision to release them into the world for other people to enjoy them.

And now?

Now we are filled with regret after selling our kayaks.

We are dying to paddle Lake Kenai (right here in our campground) and allllll the other bazillion lakes along the Kenai Peninsula.

Lake Kenai, Alaska

Because we still don’t have room have to store or transport hard-sided kayaks, we’ve started researching inflatable brands.

It’s looking like these Razor Lites from Sea Eagle Kayaks will fit the bill perfectly. It’s time to start saving our pennies!

OR do you know anyone at Sea Eagle? We’ve LOVE to represent their brand and take photos of their boats in gorgeous locations across Alaska and the United States!

So there’s the answer to the most asked question we get about “do you regret anything you sold?”

KAYAKS, friends. We soooo regret selling our kayaks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Torg June 20, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    It’s always exciting for our family to get an update from you two!

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