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

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

 
 
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News of the Week

    • 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. 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

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Rogue Gear Works Cataraft Frame
Rogue Gear Works Cataraft Frame

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.

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Ep. 71: IRF and Best Practices Discussion with Mark Hirst

Ep. 71: IRF and Best Practices Discussion with Mark Hirst

 
 
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In this episode Priscilla and Zach talk with Mark Hirst about International Rafting Federation raft guide training. We also talked a bit some commonly debated best practices.

Mark Hirst
Mark Hirst

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Ep. 69: Talking Rowing With Our Friend Peter Fox

Ep. 69: Talking Rowing With Our Friend Peter Fox

 
 
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In this episode Zach and Erik talk with whitewater legend Peter Fox about whitewater rowing theory and techniques.

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Rowing a Cataraft
Rowing a Cataraft

Ep. 68: Talking with Chris Baer about China and the River Guide Quiz

Ep. 68: Talking with Chris Baer about China and the River Guide Quiz

 
 
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In today’s episode Zach and Dougie Fresh talk with prolific river guide and kayaker Chris Baer. We chat about his recent trip to China and discuss the questions and answers in Zach’s River Guide Quiz.

Chris Baer is an expert river guide
Chris Baer is an expert river guide

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Ep. 67: Interview with Jeff Compton

Ep. 67: Interview with Jeff Compton

 
 
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In this episode we talk with Jeff Compton about rafting Class V and some of his favorite trips.

Jeff Compton

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Ep. 64: Talking Paddlecats with Daniel Stillman

Ep. 64: Talking Paddlecats with Daniel Stillman

 
 
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This week we talk with Daniel Stillman about the pros and cons of paddlecats (aka “shredders”). At the end of the episode Daniel shares details from a recent river incident he was involved with.

Daniel above Submarine Hole on the Illinois River
Daniel above Submarine Hole on the Illinois River

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Ep. 62: Star Wars and River Safety Class Discussion

Ep. 62: Star Wars and River Safety Class Discussion

 
 
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In this episode Zach and Aaron discuss topics that could be covered in basic river safety course.

Safety course on the Hood River in Oregon
Safety course on the Hood River in Oregon

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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

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