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Old 06-08-2009   #1
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Trash bags as dry tops

I spoke with my old boy scout assistant leader who told me that spending hundreds of dollars on a dry top is foolish. He said he uses trash bags, and they are cheaper and just as good. Makes sense to me. I plan to use my thick Nike sweatshirt under it to stay warm. The kayak shops are trying to take me for my hard earned money. Ideas?

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Old 06-08-2009   #2
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Hell yeah they work just as good. Just make sure you fill up on schlitz and turkey legs before you layer up with trash bags. Don't bury your rescue whistle under all of those bags either.

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Old 06-08-2009   #3
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Don't forget the ducktape! A vital part of any respectable, trash-bag wearing, kayakers outfit.
Hell, as far as that goes, who needs a helmet? My preference has become a salad bowl, don't want those scam artists at the paddle shops getting my hard-earned money!
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Old 06-08-2009   #4
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don't forget you bread bag booties
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Old 06-08-2009   #5
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Same difference

Gore-tex or Low Density Polyethylene...Same difference. Perhaps this is just another ploy by the boy scouts to stiffen up your survival skills after you put on the Poudre out there in Greeley with 7 cfs, you're gonna need em.

Good for a laugh though. Still, I would suggest if you are for real, make yourself sound a little more believeable. If you are totally joking and looking for a laugh, throw in some more sarcasm...this is the buzz after all.
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Old 06-08-2009   #6
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Tell us the truth Matt, which works better?
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Old 06-08-2009   #7
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Cotton underneath and no seals, lol. You are going to be one very cold, wet person.
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Old 06-08-2009   #8
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Hell, as far as that goes, who needs a helmet? My preference has become a salad bowl
Weird. I'm pretty sure i met this eric guy at Crested Butte over the weekend. I'm positive it was him cause he'd be the only one dumb enough to run obj in a trash bag with no helmet. To his credit it was one of those heavy duty trash compactor bags. He said there's no point-"your gonna get wet anyway". I said shit man, it's snowing wanna borrow my drytop? He said "nah, all i needs my hockey pads and under armor base layer, I'm good..I'll be done in 5minutes."

I was like dam man, you got a heavy set. He was like "Nah, like I always tell the ladies.....I gotta small dick but at least it's skinny."

Asked him why no helmet. He said it's too shallow to flip. For realz. Them boyscouts raise some bad ass motherf'ers. I got proof too, I snapped this shot of him when he wasn't looking, before dropping heart attack.

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Old 06-08-2009   #9
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Dog poop bags work great as pogies!
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Old 06-08-2009   #10
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trash bags

Eric, are you looking for trouble, or just trolling for Chicks????

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