Ep. 96: Lee Baker Talks Heuristic Traps

River Talk Podcast
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 openĀ  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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No. 48: River Logs, Packrafts, Social Media, and Rafting Creeks

River Talk Podcast
No. 48: River Logs, Packrafts, Social Media, and Rafting Creeks
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This week we answer email questions about keeping a river log, packrafts, use of social media, and getting into rafting “creeky sections” normally done by kayakers.

News of the Week

Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival
Cataraft at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

Gear of the Week

No. 32: Social Media and Paddling

River Talk Podcast
No. 32: Social Media and Paddling
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This week Zach and Erik talk about a variety of random topics including the effects of social media on paddling habits.

Zach introduced the Kalmiopsis Guides Association and encouraged paddlers to join.

Zach playing on his phone
Zach playing on his phone

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