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. 97: Discussing Wilderness Medicine with Chris Davis

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Ep. 97: Discussing Wilderness Medicine with Chris Davis
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In this episode Zach and Priscilla chat with Chris Davis, MD about wilderness medicine for whitewater paddlers.

News of the Week

  • Big water in the Northwest – please be careful of new wood
Chris Davis
Chris Davis

On the podcast Chris mentions the Year 2000 Whitewater Injury Survey.

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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. 95: Discussing Personal Locator Beacons (Again)

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Ep. 95: Discussing Personal Locator Beacons (Again)
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This week we talk more about the use of Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) for whitewater enthusiasts.

News of the Week

  • Mill Creek is a great backyard run for Salem, Oregon

Videos Mentioned in the Podcast

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Ep. 94: More Discussion about Emergency Communication Devices

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Ep. 94: More Discussion about Emergency Communication Devices
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In this episode we talk about emergency communication devices and some ideas about they can be used.

This week we talk about using emergency communication devices on the river
This week we talk about using emergency communication devices on the river

News of the Week

Here is a good video that talks about when initiate a backcountry rescue

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Ep. 93: Broken Gear and Safety Gear to Consider

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Ep. 93: Broken Gear and Safety Gear to Consider
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This week our friend Aaron Lieberman, the executive director of the Idaho Outfitter and Guides Association returns to the show. We talk about our responsibilities as podcast hosts and lessons learned from a recent incident on Canyon Creek.

News of the Week

  • MTI Life Jackets purchased by the Wing Group
  • Donations to the Salmon Whitewater Park are being matched 4 times – simple Venmo @salmonwhitewater park and/or visit their web site.
Aaron paddling on the Salmon River with a Selway Fabrication Mini-Bank Toilet in his inflatable kayak
Aaron paddling on the Salmon River with a Selway Fabrication Mini-Bank Toilet in his inflatable kayak

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Ep. 90: Whitewater PFDs and Safety Training

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Ep. 90: Whitewater PFDs and Safety Training
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In this episode we talk about PFDs for kayaking and raft guiding as well as the importance of ongoing training.

News of the Week

  • AW and the Oregon State Marine Board are working on a new phone app to report river hazards
  • Zach is working on a new online rowing course
Whitewater PFDs
This week we talked about Whitewater PFDs

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Ep. 88: Oregon Fires and West Virginia Rescue

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Ep. 88: Oregon Fires and West Virginia Rescue
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In this episode we talk about the Oregon wildfires and a recent rescue in West Virginia.

Weekly Articles/Topics We Discussed

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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. 81: Let’s get an EXPERT opinion don’t you think!?

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Ep. 81: Let’s get an EXPERT opinion don’t you think!?
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In today’s episode Erik and Zach respond to recent listener emails. They pontificate about expert opinions, diminishing tubes, rescue harnesses, and SOTAR vs Wing for 16 rafts.

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16' Wing Raft on the Illinois River
16′ Wing Raft on the Illinois River

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