Ep. 105: What to Wear for Cold Weather Boating

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Ep. 105: What to Wear for Cold Weather Boating
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This week we discuss recent conservation legislation and what to wear on the river when it’s cold.

Cold Weather on the Rogue River
Cold Weather on the Rogue River

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Ep. 104: River Democracy Act and Removing the Four Snake River Dams

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Ep. 104: River Democracy Act and Removing the Four Snake River Dams
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This week Aaron Lieberman (Aaron #1) joins us to talk about Senator Wyden’s River Democracy Act and Congressman Simpson’s plan to remove the four Snake River Dams.

Aaron Lieberman in his element
Aaron Lieberman in his element

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Ep. 103: Paddling For All – Interview with Adam Edwards

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Ep. 103: Paddling For All - Interview with Adam Edwards
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This week we chat with Adam Edwards about paddling, the Just Add Water Project and Melanin Base Camp.

Adam is a person of many talents Рphotographer, videographer, model, adventure kayaker, writer, diversity and inclusion advocate, arborist, climber, among many other things.  Adam is now engaging in efforts to launch a program to get more people outside and paddling.

Adam Edwards
Adam Edwards

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River of Return Video

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Ep. 102: Advocating for River Access

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Ep. 102: Advocating for River Access
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This week Priscilla shares some advice about how whitewater paddlers can advocate for river access.

Things we talked about

Priscilla's Article about River Access
Priscilla’s Article about River Access

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Ep. 101: Talking Rescue PFDs and Techniques with Clay from Green Tongue Adventures

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Ep. 101: Talking Rescue PFDs and Techniques with Clay from Green Tongue Adventures
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This week Aaron join the show to talk with Clay from Green Tongue Adventures about a variety of rescue techniques and equipment.

Raft Pin
Raft Pin

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Ep. 100: Raft Fabric, Repair and New Rafts with Jeremiah From SOTAR

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Ep. 100: Raft Fabric, Repair and New Rafts with Jeremiah From SOTAR
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This week Zach talks with Jeremiah from SOTAR about their fabrics, field repair, and new lightweight boats.

SOTAR Raft on the North Fork of the Owyhee River
SOTAR Raft on the North Fork of the Owyhee River

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Ep. 99: Elisha and Alan from Canyon River Instruction

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Ep. 99: Elisha and Alan from Canyon River Instruction
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This week we talked with Elisha and Alan from Canyon River Instruction about raft and guide training.

Canyon River Instruction offers river running, safety, and rescue courses
Canyon River Instruction offers river running, safety, and rescue courses

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Ep. 98: Gurus, Experts, and Norms

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Ep. 98: Gurus, Experts, and Norms
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This week Zach and Aaron talk about gurus, experts, and norms in the world of whitewater.

The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from. – Andrew S. Tanenbaum

News of the Week

  • We talk about a new product for finding your lost gear by Karmik Outdoors
  • Snowpack so far is mediocre but there’s a lot of time left
  • Zach just ordered a Hyside Mini-max with Welfelt Frame

In our discussion about norms, Zach mentioned a couple books he really likes

Lining a raft on the White Salmon River
Lining a raft on the White Salmon River

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Ep. 97: Discussing Wilderness Medicine with Chris Davis

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Ep. 97: Discussing Wilderness Medicine with Chris Davis
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In this episode Zach and Priscilla chat with Chris Davis, MD about wilderness medicine for whitewater paddlers.

News of the Week

  • Big water in the Northwest – please be careful of new wood
Chris Davis
Chris Davis

On the podcast Chris mentions the Year 2000 Whitewater Injury Survey.

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Ep. 96: Lee Baker Talks Heuristic Traps

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Ep. 96: Lee Baker Talks Heuristic Traps
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In this episode Lee Baker and Jacob Cruser join us to talk about Heuristic Traps.

News of the Week

  • Zach shares some thoughts (and daresay – rules) about paddling in the COVID environment
    1. No hitchhiking
    2. In vehicles just one person per open  window and masks on
    3. Paddlers should carry a box of disposable masks in their vehicles

Heuristic Traps in Whitewater

Safe Sac (Ass Face)

  • Social proof
  • Acceptance
  • Familiarity
  • Expert Halo
  • Scarcity of Resource
  • Availability
  • Commitment
Guest Host Jacob Cruser paddling on Indigo Creek
Guest Host Jacob Cruser paddling on Indigo Creek

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