When it comes to water transportation, the best way to traverse quietly and with the least chance of being seen by the enemy is by using a folding kayak. Missions undertaken by special forces require units to use methods of transportation that provide extreme stealth. US Army special forces use a folding kayak like this one made by FoldLite. A folding kayak is used mainly because of its light weight.
A folding kayak can get the special force soldier through a treacherous river or raging rapids, or across a vast lake without being detected by the enemy.
These kayaks can be collapsed into a smaller units that can be transported to and from bodies of water with ease. Even though the design of the folding kayak is over 100 years old, they still provide a means of discrete transportation for Army special forces units.
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Written by Craig Kent, member of the Best Military Surplus team