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Old 05-09-2014   #1
Boise, Idaho
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Bartering on the river

I'm heading out on my first grand trip next month and have been told by several people to bring items to barter just in case we find ourselves in a bind or we just want to try and get some cold beers on the 15th day. So far I have been told to bring extra paper towels couple packs of smokes and even glow sticks.

Any thoughts on this?

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Old 05-09-2014   #2
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Just bring enough of what you need and you won't need to barter for it.

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Old 05-09-2014   #3
San Jose, CA, California
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CG trade

During a kayak self support I traded colorado cookies for beer from rafters. Chocolate chip is was in high demand.
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Old 05-09-2014   #4
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whiskey for ice, shrooms for anything!
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Old 05-09-2014   #5
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Cash! I always wave 20 dollar bills at the jetboats as they pass by on the salmon lake. It makes short work of the paddle out of the south fork. I always get a ride!

PS: shrooms make the faces in the cliffs frown at me..
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Old 05-09-2014   #6
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Key bumps.
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Old 05-09-2014   #7
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I agree with psychedilics they can go a long way, But honestly Cigs and cash. Ive seen crazy trades for a pack of smokes. 1/4 of herb for a pack, 12pack of beer for a pack, even 40$ for a pack. People never seen to smoke until their on the river and around people who are smoking. Drives me nuts, I should really quit.
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Old 05-09-2014   #8
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Its the G.C. not a phish lot. Treat it appropriately.
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Old 05-10-2014   #9
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^ get off your high horse

the canyon is different things to different people. not everyone views it or enjoys it the same way you do. quit being a crotchety old stick in the mud and let people be people.
"Don't f$&@ing eddy out, just run it! Whaddya doin??" -LMyers
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Old 05-10-2014   #10
Breckenridge, Colorado
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I have had a few interesting trades on the grand and was also gifted
1. Free TP, from a commercial company, when we discovered our TP didn't make it into a rocket box. They also gave us wet wipes...
2. Flashed a J boat and got two bags of ice
3. Traded a case of beer to a ranger and ranger-in-training pulling a boat off crystal island.
Be friendly to everyone and no worries for your needs.

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