Ep. 61: Winter Multi-Day Rafting and Kayaking Trips

Ep. 61: Winter Multi-Day Rafting and Kayaking Trips

 
 
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In this episode we talk about tips and strategies for doing overnight rafting and kayaking trips in the winter.

Paddling in the winter can be cold
Paddling in the winter can be cold

News of the Week

Gear of the Week

Ep. 59: Talking with Jeremiah at SOTAR about new Stealth Kayak

Ep. 59: Talking with Jeremiah at SOTAR about new Stealth Kayak

 
 
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This week Aaron and Zach talk to Jeremiah from SOTAR about their new lightweight inflatable kayak.

SOTAR Stealth Prototype Kayak
SOTAR Stealth Prototype Kayak

News of the Week

Gear of the Week

Ep. 55: Talking with Pete Rockwell From AIRE

Ep. 55: Talking with Pete Rockwell From AIRE

 
 
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In this episode we talk with Pete Rockwell from AIRE about the company history and some of their new boats.

News of the Week

  • American Whitewater has identified Illinois River Tributaries, South Umpqua + Tributaries, North Umpqua Tributaries, Celestial Falls (White River), Williamson River, Blue River, Upper Rogue (MF, SF), Breitenbush River, Quartzville Creek, North Fork Smith Tributaries, South Fork Chetco River, Hunter Creek, and Pistol River as candidates for nomination as Wild and Scenic Rivers.
  • Fishing has been shut down on the Clearwater River and Snake River below Asotin.
  • Save the Salmon protest in McCall this weekend.
Rough and Ready Creek is an unprotected tributary of the Illinois River
Rough and Ready Creek is an unprotected tributary of the Illinois River

Gear of the Week

Ep 54: Thank You Senator Wyden and River Festival Culture

Ep 54: Thank You Senator Wyden and River Festival Culture

 
 
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In this week’s episode Zach and Priscilla talk about Senator Wyden’s new Wild and Scenic River push as well as river festivals and river festival culture.

The Tobin Bridges above the North Fork of the Feather River
The Tobin Bridges above the North Fork of the Feather River

Gear of the Week

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

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

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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

Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival
Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Gear of the Week

No. 38: Inflatable Kayaks: Stiletto, Thrillseeker, Cronin and More

No. 38: Inflatable Kayaks: Stiletto, Thrillseeker, Cronin and More

 
 
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This week we responded to mail about inflatable kayaks and Jacob Cruser joined us to discuss inflatable kayak design and what types of IKs work best in what settings. We talked quite a bit about the legendary Stiletto kayak, IK design, and kayak stability.

Relevant Links

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No. 29: International Paddling

No. 29: International Paddling

 
 
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This week Dougie, Dan, Aaron and Zach talk about international paddling tips. They also answered some listener mail about inflatable kayaks.

NRS Outlaw Seminole Kayak
NRS Outlaw Seminole Kayak

For lightweight catarafts, check out Go Light Outdoors.

For outfitted trips in foreign countries, Dougie talked about his friends at Selva Whitewater in Costa Rica as a good example.

Gear of the Week

No. 28: Matt Cronin Interview

No. 28: Matt Cronin Interview

 
 
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Today we interviewed Matt Cronin of Cronin Inflatables. His boat, the “Ugly Ducky” is an innovative inflatable kayak.

The video below shows the Stiletto and Cronin Ugly Ducky running Punchbowl Falls on the West Fork of the Hood River.

Gear of the Week

No. 26: Self Support Trips + Kayak Videos

No. 26: Self Support Trips + Kayak Videos

 
 
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This week we talked about the Oregon Wildlands Act, responded to viewer mail, and talked about self-support trips and kayaking videos.

  • Watch Kavu Day (Zach’s Favorite Kayak Video)
  • Learn about the film Habitat about the progression of rafting in the PNW
Priscilla and her partner Jacob’s IK self-support set-up for hiking into the Upper Merced in California.
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