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. 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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Ep. 86: Klamath Dam Removal and Flow Studies

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Ep. 86: Klamath Dam Removal and Flow Studies
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This week we are joined by Tom O’Keefe and Bill Cross who discuss the Klamath Dam removal and recent flow studies for paddling new sections of the Klamath River.

Relevant Links about Klamath Dam Removal

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Ep. 85: Interview with Lee Baker

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Ep. 85: Interview with Lee Baker
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This week we talk with Lee Baker about South Eugene High School’s Integrated Outdoor Program (IOP) that serve underrepresented youth in Eugene.

News of the Week

Lee Baker
Lee Baker

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Ep. 84: River Guiding and Kayaking with Dave Prothero

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Ep. 84: River Guiding and Kayaking with Dave Prothero
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Prolific kayaker, raft guide, and photographer Dave “Davey” Prothero joins us to chat about whitewater and some of his favorite places to boat. Check out is web site at RaftingLife.ca.

News of the Week

  • COVID is still an issue
  • People are boating
Dave Prothero debriefing an IRF Instructor Course
Dave Prothero debriefing an IRF Instructor Course

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

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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.

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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?

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

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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.

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SOTAR Rafts on the Rogue River
SOTAR Rafts on the Rogue River

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Ep. 75: Talking Creature Crafts with Brandon Steele

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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

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