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. 89: Interview with Ben McKenzie: Minam River & The McKenzie Welding Method

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Ep. 89: Interview with Ben McKenzie: Minam River & The McKenzie Welding Method
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Ben McKenzie hiking into the Minam River – in the Wallowa Mountains, Oregon.

In this episode, we talk about Ben McKenzie’s recent trip to the headwaters of the Minam River in the Wallowas and ask him about his thoughts on river safety and boat welding.

Check out Ben’s art and adventures on Instagram

Data from Ben’s Trip:

Dates:  Started hiking July 4, took off July 7.
Flows:  Diurnal cycle averaging 1,100 cfs (valley and ridging between 1,000 and 1,150)
Hike:  About 12 miles
Paddle:  About 45 miles
Start of hike:  45.250239662492156, -117.37658100221226
Start of paddle:  45.15027801192856, -117.39427270694812
Take out:  45.62164097182737, -117.72165560076294

Ep. 68: Talking with Chris Baer about China and the River Guide Quiz

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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. 64: Talking Paddlecats with Daniel Stillman

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Ep. 64: Talking Paddlecats with Daniel Stillman
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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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Ep. 62: Star Wars and River Safety Class Discussion

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Ep. 62: Star Wars and River Safety Class Discussion
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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

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No. 34: Mark Hirst and International Rafting Federation Training

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No. 34: Mark Hirst and International Rafting Federation Training
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Today we chatted with Mark Hirst of Lapin Koskikolu and the International Rafting Federation (IRF). Most of the discussion was about IRF raft guide training, but at the end we talked a bit about throw bags.

Northwest Rafting Company is offering an IRF guide, trip leader, and instructor course with Mark in March 2019.

Mark suggested checking out the WWTc Rescue Rope if you’re looking for a great throw bag.

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