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Old 03-17-2013   #21
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Eastern Slope, Colorado
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Oh, I almost forgot - hand care. A small metal bucket will allow you to heat some clean water for washing up whenever you want. Bring a ton of bandaids and first aid tape, plenty of Dr Braunner's, and keep hand and foot wounds clean daily.

Also forget hand salve or lotion. Bring pure lanolin. You can buy it at Natural Grocers and it's worth every penny.

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Old 03-17-2013   #22
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Vail, Colorado
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Originally Posted by tmacc View Post
Shoot! I love 86304's idea of duct taping the cans together. Brilliant! Although it could be a recycling issue at the end of the the trip. Dale's Pale Ale puts the plastic 6-pack holder about a third of the way down the can, so they don't flop around as much.

One more thing. The water temp at Lees Ferry is friggin' freezing when you're wading in to rig your boat. I got some tall easy pull-on type HD rubber/neoprene boots to wear at the the ramp for our Sept launch. Bogs is the mfr. I think there's a brand called Mucks as well. Similar design.

The wiki site Tom Martin mentioned has some good stuff and Stupid Guide Tricks Home Page has some good tips too.
Gonna duck them up before they go in duffle!

Thanks for the Bogs info! Have been looking at Muck boot but thanks to your suggestion I found a sweet pair for 50% off. Love saving money!

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Old 03-18-2013   #23
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Little things I consider critical:
- cap keeper for the wind (hard to catch a hat when it blows off at the top of the rapid and you have oars in your hands and laterals coming at you)
- liquid bandage
- spares: headlamp, river shoes, sunglasses
- pee bucket (way easier than stumbling to the river in the middle of the night)
- rapid map book (the one that shows you the routes through)
- sense of humor
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Old 03-18-2013   #24
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Anti Fungal cream for crotch rot and or foot rot. spare batteries and light bulbs. There is a good tight left run at Upset.

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