No. 52: Petitions and River Access

No. 52: Petitions and River Access

 
 
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In this episode we answer a listener email about the effectiveness of petitions and what paddlers can do to be effective in conservation efforts and improved river access.

Bearfoot Brad has worked hard to get signatures on his petition to protect the South Kalmiopsis from nickel strip mining

Bearfoot Brad has worked hard to get signatures on his petition to protect the South Kalmiopsis from nickel strip mining

During the discussion about river conservation Zach mentioned the Kalmiopsis Guides Association as a group you could join to advocate for the rivers in and round the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

Gear of the Week
– Priscilla’s chair (Priscilla)
– New 13′ Wing Inflatables Raft (Zach)
Bearing Buddies and Canyon Navigator 150 QT Cooler (Erik)

No. 51: Beatering and Wearing PFDs for River Surfing

No. 51: Beatering and Wearing PFDs for River Surfing

 
 
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In this episode we have discussions about “beatering” and the importance of wearing PFDs while surfing river waves.

News of the Week

Feather Fest Coming up September 27-29

Gear of the Week

Crocs (Zach)
New Astral Rasslers (Priscilla)
Bedrock Sandals and STAR Rafts (Erik)

No. 49: Salvaging a Paddling Trip

No. 49: Salvaging a Paddling Trip

 
 
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In this episode we talk about how to salvage a paddling trip when flows and weather aren’t cooperating.

News of the Week

– The peak snowmelt in Idaho looks to be over
– Check out the USPS Wild and Scenic Stamps
– Oregon HB 2835 passed!
North Fork Championship happening this week

Priscillas Extra Gear List

– Gorilla Tape
– Zip ties
– Bituthene
– Aquaseal
– Tear Aid
– Sew kit
– Car kit (tire stuff, jump kit, extra fluids)
– Bring a back-up paddle/breakdown on long trips

Zach paddling the Wing Jimbo IK on the Chetco River

Zach paddling the Wing Jimbo IK on the Chetco River

Gear of the Week

Wing Jimbo Kayak (Jimbo)
AIRE Tributary Spud Inflatable Kayak
Pop-Up Fire Pit (Erik)
Helinox Chairs (Priscilla)
Acupuncture Pad (Priscilla)

No. 48: River Logs, Packrafts, Social Media, and Rafting Creeks

No. 48: River Logs, Packrafts, Social Media, and Rafting Creeks

 
 
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This week we answer email questions about keeping a river log, packrafts, use of social media, and getting into rafting “creeky sections” normally done by kayakers.

News of the Week

Clack Fest this weekend
– Great water year for California Boating
Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit

Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Gear of the Week

Yeti Hopper (Zach)
Big Agness Camp Chairs (Erik)
AeroPress Coffee Maker (Erik)

No. 46: High Water Paddling and Wood in Rivers

No. 46: High Water Paddling and Wood in Rivers

 
 
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This week we had some great discussions about paddling rivers at high water and issues with trees in rivers.

News of the Week

International Rafting Federation River Guide Workshop
Northwest Creeking Competition last weekend – lots of raft carnage

Raft Flip at the Northwest Creeking Competition

Raft Flip at the Northwest Creeking Competition

Gear of the Week

Black Diamond Magnetic Locking Carabiners
Sawyer Straw (Priscilla)
Creature Craft (Aaron)