Overnight Kayak and Camp on Texas Hill Country River!

Overnight Kayak and Camp on Texas Hill Country River!

This was a much needed overnight kayak and hammock camp on the Upper Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country! Social Distancing concerns due to Covid, combined with near-drought conditions in the Hill County throughout the spring, have kept us off the rivers for far too long. Although we still had relatively low flow (~70cfs at Comfort), we decided to paddle, float, drag or walk our way through the trip! It turned out to be a great trip, with just a few short sections where we had to walk or portage.

Mary and Kevin were outfitted with new Wilderness System Radar 115s. Colette was sporting a new Brooklyn Kayak Company boat, while Cady enjoyed her Bonafide Kayak. The rest of us were in our trusty economy Future Beach Kayaks that have served us well over the past few years!

#kayakcamping #riverkayak #kayakandcamp
TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forum – http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com…
TBH Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/texasbowhunter/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/michael.midd…
Twitter – @TBHCreativMedia
Snapchat – mimiddleton
Instagram – tbhcreativemedia

My Gear

Sony A7s ii
Sony RX100 vi
Sony 24-105mm f/4
Canon 70-200/2.8 L IS II
Metabones IV
DJI Osmo
DJI Osmo Pocket
DJI Inspire 1
DJI Spark
Zenmuse X3
GoPro Hero 4 Black

Zoom H5
Tascam DR-01
Rode VideoMicro

Dinkum Clamps
Joby Gorillapods
Benro Monopod
Monfrotto Tripod
Brunton Carbon Tripod
Benro Aero2 Tripod

DD 3×3 Tarp
Yukon Ultralight Hammock
Outdoor Vitals Stormloft Topquilt
Outdoor Vitals Loftek Underquilt
Outdoorsmanlab Sleeping Pad
Stic Knife
Yukon Hammock Rain Fly
Kelty 12’x12′ Tarp
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 (orange)

Mathews Traverse Bow
Beman ICS Hunter arrows
Wasp Jak Hammer broadhead

Jeanette’s Bow
Mathews Jewel 50#
Beman ICS Hunter 500
Wasp Jak Hammer Broadheads

Music Standard License
Licensor’s Author Username: SapidGroove
Licensee: The bearer
Item Title: Mountains
Item URL: https://audiojungle.net/item/mountains/13859488
Item ID: 13859488


  1. Justin Lane on September 6, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    flex tape. Sounds crazy, but it actually works really well.

  2. Iowa Matt on September 6, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Nice selection of Kayaks, I was thinking about adding a Bonafide SS127 to the fleet. How does it paddle?

  3. Handyman MLewis on September 6, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Killed a goat????? What in the world?? What does that have to do kayaking? I thought only my trips were train wrecks. I’m feeling good about my trips. Nothing or nobody had to die!!!! Love your vids man. Just subscribed.

  4. EZ_CLAPS_13 on September 6, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Great video what kayak would you recommend

  5. Fat Robs Fishing on September 6, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Great trip! Looks like you all had fun, I need to plan a trip out there soon.

  6. 5M Family Homestead on September 6, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Great video as always Michael!

  7. Luke Bohnert on September 6, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    Your mermaids point is private property, stop stopping on property you don’t know who owns it and if you don’t have permission

  8. DIIX CSGO on September 6, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Awesome vid. What is Your biggest passion? Also, i want to be youtube friends xo

  9. Gena Bailes on September 6, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Michael where do you park to do this trip ?

  10. bspcyclist on September 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Great video Michael! Can you tell me where you put in and took out?
    Thanks and keep the adventure alive!

  11. George S on September 6, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for another great video. Just curious. What happens when you plan to stop and camp somewhere and there are people already there? If there is adequate space ask to join them or is protocol to just move on unless they suggest sharing the sandbar. With all those women, beer and gear you bring along probably get asked.

  12. Dus Bus on September 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    No rain?! We were supposed to make that same trip but canceled due to storms coming in. I’ll have to send this to my buddies that flaked out

  13. Tim G on September 6, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Are mosquitoes usually a problem? Thermacell?

  14. Alpha Patriot on September 6, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Thnxs for uploading and sharing

  15. Shannon Wiley on September 6, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    This is my first time on your channel, however I can’t get past the first 1:05 when you mention "killing a goat"….why would you kill a goat near a river bed? Did the land owner know you killed one of his goats? I find this so peculiar to do on a river trip.

  16. Keen Kayak on September 6, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Awesome video man! Will have to do this hopefully this year once it cools off a little! Keep up the great vids.

  17. Roland Villarreal on September 6, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    What flint fire starter did you use for you campfire? Worked great .

  18. Trooper2221 on September 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Ok, I’ve heard of the guadalupe river forever, but not like this, I’ve never seen the river, but now ya make me wanna load up my kayak and drive down from Oklahoma City

  19. Gatewood Brown on September 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Wow such a well done video, Michael! The cinemetography and editing were top notch. Ok, this section of river is downright beautiful and I need to do it ASAP. Looks like you had a wonderful crew too! The more the merrier. I’m also glad to see the kayak leash methods in action! Keep up the great work my man!

  20. Drone life Outdoors on September 6, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    What kayak do yall use?

  21. Sarah Deshay on September 6, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    You lost me when you said “I killed a goat”!

  22. Brad Ralph on September 6, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Great video. What type of kayak do like for Texas Hill country rivers?

  23. Dewayne Earley on September 6, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Is there a website for your group? Wanting to get into kayak camping. Need sage advice for doing it.

  24. Shane Hesterley on September 6, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Thanks for taking us along, Michael. I appreciate how you always reiterate the importance of leaving no trace when camping.

  25. Aaron Smith on September 6, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Another awesome trip and video as usual!

  26. Joseph Espinoza on September 6, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Love it. That’s awesome. Check out our trip https://youtu.be/7QMomLLoHw4

  27. Russell Bradley on September 6, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Micheal I saw this the other day, ought to be handy for kayak repairs on the water. http://www.gator-guards.com/products/gator-patch

  28. rib jones on September 6, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Where did you park for put in and take out?

  29. Sorrells Outdoors on September 6, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    When you talk about the flow rate, where is that rate takin at? I guess what I’m asking is, how do I know when the river is flowing at a good rate for a kayak. Looking to do the same trip from Comfort to Sisterdale. Thanks

  30. Alan Fujimori on September 6, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    More videos please!

Leave a Comment