Sometimes one idea is just too awesome not to be shared with everyone.
You know, I needed a compact floatable device and didn't want to pay for it. My dugout canoe was - and is - not finished yet and Sooky will be everything but compact.
So I had a few beers & I came up with this one: a cheap lightweight compact kayak-thing that everyone can make.
This is the ikea-version of the kayak. Really.
Step 1: Howto?!
All you need is 2 plastic barrels, a piece of soft floor & some paracord.
Cut the thread from the barrels & clip them together with the steel ring used to get the cover sealed.
Cut a manhole in one of them & get a big piece of soft floor like linoleum.
Flip it around this duobarrel in a certain way as shown in the vid, poke a lot of holes through the edges & sew the whole together with paracord.
Finally, trim the excess.
Nothing more to say, you're done & good to go.
A template would be good, I know. Check this zone out later.
Step 2: Some Critics
As you can see in the video, this kayak isn't well balanced (yet).
I could say I did this intentionally because everyone on the run for the apocalypse has some gear to carry & the best place to store this stuff is in the space left in the front of the kayak.
I didn't, though, but I like the idea. Add your backpack to the equation & the whole is stable & ready to move to new horizons.
Good luck & move safely!