Packrafting Cheow Lan Lake – Khao Sok – Thailand

The final destination of my few-weeks packrafting trip in Thailand led me to the Cheow Lan Lake which is part of the Khao Sok National Park. Previous destinations of my trip where the Phang Nga Bay and the Sok River which I also visited via packraft.
Since packrafting information about Khao Sok are rare / not exist, my intention is to provide some baseline information in this posting.

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Packrafting the Sok River – Thailand

Check out two additional trip reports:
Packrafting the Phang Nga Bay – Phuket – Thailand
Packrafting Cheow Lan Lake – Khao Sok – Thailand

The Sok River in Thailand is leading through the southern part of the Khao Sok Nationalpark located roughly 200 km north of Phuket. The nationalpark itself is an artificial one created in 1982.

The Sok River is an excellent beginner river with (depending on season) whitewater level I / II maximum (end of November). It is close to civilization but you still get the possibility to see plenty of wildlife & jungle.

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Packrafting the Phang Nga Bay – Phuket – Thailand

Check out two additional trip reports:
Packrafting the Sok River – Thailand
Packrafting Cheow Lan Lake – Khao Sok – Thailand

The Phang Nga Bay close to Phuket, Thailand, is primarily known for its tourist hotspots such as the James Bond Island where thousands of visitors hop on and off each year. However, there is much more to see in this bay – therefore, I decided to pay it a visit in November 2017 as one of the spots on my Thailand Packrafting Roundtrip.

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Dayhiking the Hohentwiel Fortress Ruins

The ruins of fortress Hohentwiel, located in the south of Germany, are definitively worth a visit. You can easily spend several hours hiking up the hill and explore the complete area while reading the historical background of this former fortress. We recently dayhiked to the fortress starting in the town of Engen, north of the fortress.

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Setting Up a Pentesting Environment based on Qubes OS – Step by Step

Qubes OS is a hypervisor based operating system. Qubes OS can host various operating systems such as Linux, Unix or Windows and run them in parallel. Qubes OS can therefore be used to host your own “hacking” laboratory. (source)

Introduction

Due to its virtualization-based architecture, Qubes OS seemed to be the perfect OS in order to set up a pentesting lab that is a) easy to use and b) is separated from your daily-use VMs in a secure way. Additionally, with Qubes OS you can easily import VMs from vulnhub.com or any other sources for testing purposes.

Within this article, we will discuss a step-by-step guidance on how to set this environment up. Preliminary conditions: Running Qubes OS (tested with Qubes OS 3.2), Internet connection, enough space on disk.

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