Ep. 82: More Rapidfire Topics with Aaron #1

Ep. 82: More Rapidfire Topics with Aaron #1

 
 
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In this episode Priscilla, Aaron #1, and Zach discuss various show topics suggestions offered by a listener.

News of the Week

  • Congress may be moving on some legislation this week (Priscilla)
  • Idaho will be in stage 3 in a few days (Aaron #1)

In this episode we gave our thoughts on these suggested topics

  • Update on the Upper Klamath dam removal
  • Whitewater dories – overview and the best use cases
  • International whitewater destinations worth visiting (rafting and kayaking)
  • The Hydro Bronc…
  • Must-have customizations on a raft
  • Russian whitewater carnage
  • Alternative pathways to becoming a solid rafter (beyond guide schools)
  • Motorized or non-motorized raft trips
  • Epic carnage stories from select guests (everyone loves a good crash / teachable moment)
  • Favorite dutch oven recipes
  • Best on-river happy hour set up – apps, beer, cocktails, etc.
  • Stories from Roger Lee’s guide schools…
Paddling in Kyrgyzstan
Paddling in Kyrgyzstan

Gear of the Week

Ep. 81: Let’s get an EXPERT opinion don’t you think!?

Ep. 81: Let’s get an EXPERT opinion don’t you think!?

 
 
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In today’s episode Erik and Zach respond to recent listener emails. They pontificate about expert opinions, diminishing tubes, rescue harnesses, and SOTAR vs Wing for 16 rafts.

News of the Week

16' Wing Raft on the Illinois River
16′ Wing Raft on the Illinois River

Gear of the Week

Ep. 80: I’m Using the Sun to Power This Movement

Ep. 80: I’m Using the Sun to Power This Movement

 
 
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This episode is a free for all debate about some of our favorite debate topics. Thank you Aaron #1 for joining us again.

News of the Week

Raft Racing on the Wind River
Raft Racing on the Wind River

This Week’s Debate Topics

  1. To drain or not drain your cooler
  2. Are Oar Rights training wheels or a good thing?
  3. What’s lamer Creature Crafts or Packrafts?
  4. What’s more important for guiding – people skills or technical boating skills?
  5. Google vs. Apple
  6. What are the non-teachable skills required for guiding?
  7. Chinese made PVC boats vs American made
  8. Is there one boat that can both be a paddle boat and a gear boat for overnights?
  9. Manual vs Automatic transmission
  10. Is raft racing lame?
  11. Best way to set up a tarp
  12. How come Covey can only stack 6 boats? That seems like a really low number.
  13. Is whitewater SUP a fad that’s now over?
  14. Safety PFD or not for raft guides?

Gear of the Week

Ep. 79: Diminishing Tubed Boat Debate and Other Nonsensical Discussions

Ep. 79: Diminishing Tubed Boat Debate and Other Nonsensical Discussions

 
 
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This week we respond to some listener questions about diminishing tubed boats and Zach ponders whether we should paddling communities that only want “locals.”

News of the Week

  • Recreation in Washington is beginning to open up today. An announcement about recreation in Oregon opening up is likely to come Thursday.
  • The Rogue River will not be open when permit season begins on May 15th.
Sign found near a local put-in
Sign found near a local put-in

Gear of the Week

Rogue Gear Works Cataraft Frame
Rogue Gear Works Cataraft Frame

Ep. 78: Talking with Tom O’Keefe from American Whitewater about River Closures and Openings

Ep. 78: Talking with Tom O’Keefe from American Whitewater about River Closures and Openings

 
 
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This week Tom O’Keefe from American Whitewater joins us to talk about river closures and river openings. Tom is the Pacific Northwest Stewardship Director with American Whitewater and a hero for whitewater paddlers who enjoy access to rivers.

News of the week

SOTAR Inflatables – Featured Advertiser

Thank you SOTAR for sponsoring another episode!

Gear of the week

We're all looking forward to getting back on the river soon!
We’re all looking forward to getting back on the river soon!

Ep. 77: Paddle or Watch Magnum, P.I. During Stay At Home Orders?

Ep. 77: Paddle or Watch Magnum, P.I. During Stay At Home Orders?

 
 
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In this episode we have a discussion about whether or not it’s a good idea to paddle during the stay at home orders.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.

News of the Week

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Ep. 76: Talking with Aaron Squared about the Effects of COVID on the Paddling Season

Ep. 76: Talking with Aaron Squared about the Effects of COVID on the Paddling Season

 
 
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This week we talk with Aaron Lieberman from IOGA and Aaron Bannon from America Outdoors about the effects of COVID-19 on the whitewater paddling season.

SOTAR Inflatables – Featured Advertiser
SOTAR Rafts on the Rogue River
SOTAR Rafts on the Rogue River

Gear of the Week

Ep. 75: Talking Creature Crafts with Brandon Steele

Ep. 75: Talking Creature Crafts with Brandon Steele

 
 
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In this episode of Creaturecast Zach and Aaron talk with Brandon Steele about everyone’s favorite topic – Creature Crafts!

Brandon running a Creature Craft down Sunset Falls
Brandon running a Creature Craft down Sunset Falls

News of the Week

  • BLM River Access and Campgrounds for the Owyhee River are now closed

Gear of the Week

Ep. 74: The Bill Geiman Episode

Ep. 74: The Bill Geiman Episode

 
 
00:00 / 01:06:01
 
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It’s on like Donkey Kong! This week we talk with Bill Geiman from Crazy Bill TV about boating, Creature Crafts, and his recent trip on the Alsek River.

Bill Geiman
Bill Geiman

News of the Week

  • River trips on the Grand Canyon are cancelled until May 21st
  • Many National Parks including Yosemite and Dinosaur are closing

Gear of the Week

Ep. 73: The Coronavirus Episode

Ep. 73: The Coronavirus Episode

 
 
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This week we talk with Steve Welch of ARTA River Trips about recreation and the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a rapidly changing situation and our thoughts reflect our opinions today knowing that our medical systems are about to be overwhelmed in the coming week. We ask that everyone recreate responsibly out of respect for our our medical system that is about to be overwhelmed.

Steve Welch guiding on his backyard run, the Tuolumne
Steve Welch guiding on his backyard run, the Tuolumne

News of the Week

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