Ep. 83: Talking Rescue PFDs and Throwbags with Mark Hirst

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Ep. 83: Talking Rescue PFDs and Throwbags with Mark Hirst
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    • Commercial rafting has begun
    • The topic of debate in Europe is whether or not guides and guests should wear face masks
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Links From our Discussions

Astral Rescue PFD
Astral Rescue PFD

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

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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.

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

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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

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Ep. 57: Mental Heath and Paddling

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Ep. 57: Mental Heath and Paddling
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In this episode we talk about some of the causes of mental issues for whitewater paddlers.

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Kayaking Josephine Creek in the South Kalmiopsis
Kayaking Josephine Creek in the South Kalmiopsis

Articles we Discussed

Organizations that Support River Guides

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Ep 54: Thank You Senator Wyden and River Festival Culture

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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

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No. 51: Beatering and Wearing PFDs for River Surfing

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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.

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No. 49: Salvaging a Paddling Trip

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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.

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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. 43: Paddle Like A Girl, Man! Interview With Will Howerton – Kayak Instructor

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No. 43: Paddle Like A Girl, Man! Interview With Will Howerton - Kayak Instructor
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This week we interview Will Howerton – a kayak instructor who talks about the importance of proper instruction when you are starting out, how to practice your paddling skills, and what it means to paddle like a girl.

Check out Will’s kayak classes at Central Oregon Whitewater Academy 

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Crocs Clogs (Priscilla)
– Fleece Vests (Erik)

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

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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. 37: Clean Line Principle

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No. 37: Clean Line Principle
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This week talked about Rafting Magazine’s recent article about the Clean Line Principle written by Mark Hirst.

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Kayak starting line at the Upper Wind Whitewater Festival
Kayak starting line at the Upper Wind Whitewater Festival

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