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

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

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?

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

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
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Ep. 75: Talking Creature Crafts with Brandon Steele

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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Ep. 74: The Bill Geiman Episode

Ep. 74: The Bill Geiman Episode

 
 
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It’s on like Donkey Kong! This week we talk with Bill Geiman from Crazy Bill TV about boating, Creature Crafts, and his recent trip on the Alsek River.

Bill Geiman
Bill Geiman

News of the Week

  • River trips on the Grand Canyon are cancelled until May 21st
  • Many National Parks including Yosemite and Dinosaur are closing

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

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

 
 
00:00 / 01:07:04
 
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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. 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

 
 
00:00 / 01:05:45
 
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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

 
 
00:00 / 01:04:31
 
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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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