Originally Posted by Berger
Thanks guys for the beta. I will be super cautious about wood hazrards, especially on Marsh Creek. Shortbus, it seems like you guys were able to put down some damn good mileage in a day. I guess it make sense for how fast the current flows. For you kayakers, what did you guys use for fire pans and porta potty's? I was thinking about just bringing a tupper wear container for the porta potty and maybe creating something out of sheet metal for my fire pan. I'm not sure though.
Pretty sure you can use the PETT bags for the toilet.
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or something like that. Call the ranger to make sure. Rick is there for a bit longer and Donna is really nice too. Both good rangers and I ain't no big fan of the Gummint.
There are pit toilets at Dagger, Boundary, Indian Creek, Loon Creek, Flying B and ???? must be forgetting a couple. With a little planning you can not have to carry too much of the "goodness" down river with you.
For a firepan
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and don't forget the ashcan. Don't worry about metal for that, I use plastic buckets even with the raft and just put a little water in and let it cool down if you have a fire in the morning.
You will need a tiny little shovel and strainer too. You can improvise ( nylons or old capilene can be a strainer don't ask me how I know ), somewhere on the FS site is a list of the requireds. There will be a ranger at Indian Creek and you can refill water there, although you will no doubt have a filter. Easier that way. Carry less water, more beer. You can buy beer at the Flying B, hard liquor I'm not so sure. never ran out at mile 64 before.
You should be getting your permit letter too, which will have all that info too.
A month away. Good for you.