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

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.

News of the Week

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

Gear of the Week

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

Gear of the Week

Ep. 70: Chatting with Prolific Cat Boater Greg Babikoff

Ep. 70: Chatting with Prolific Cat Boater Greg Babikoff

 
 
00:00 / 01:13:44
 
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This week Zach and Aaron talk with Greg Babikoff about cat boating, oars, team boating, and his recent experiences on the Smith River.

Greg Rowing Canyon Creek
Greg Rowing Canyon Creek

News of the Week

  • Snowpack in California is about 60%. It’s better in Oregon and Idaho but a lot can change in the next few months

Here’s a video we talk about towards the end of the podcast.

Greg's Cataraft Frames
Greg’s Cataraft Frames

Gear of the Week

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

 
 
00:00 / 01:27:43
 
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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. 66: Heuristic Traps and Giving Feedback

Ep. 66: Heuristic Traps and Giving Feedback

 
 
00:00 / 01:10:27
 
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In this episode Priscilla, Zach, and Dougie Fresh talk with Dustin Abbott about Heuristic Traps and how they apply to whitewater. This discussion led to a nice talk about giving and receiving feedback.

Dustin in his environment
Dustin in his environment

News of the Week

Links from Dustin to read more

Gear of the Week

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

News of the Week

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Ep. 62: Star Wars and River Safety Class Discussion

Ep. 62: Star Wars and River Safety Class Discussion

 
 
00:00 / 01:01:25
 
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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

News of the Week

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Ep. 56: The 7 Worst Whitewater Crafts Article + Swiftwater Safety

Ep. 56: The 7 Worst Whitewater Crafts Article + Swiftwater Safety

 
 
00:00 / 00:47:28
 
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In this week’s episode Erik and Zach discuss a recent article in Paddling Magazine about the most embarrassing whitewater crafts. They also talk about the difference between swiftwater rescue and swiftwater safety.

News of the Week

Gear of the Weeek

  • Listen to the Waterbound Pocast, a relatively new podcast bout rafting in the Southeast. (Zach)
  • Wrapping oar locks (Erik)