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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #21
 
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My best friend brought this portable hot shower system on our winter grand trip and it was THE saving grace of the trip.
Here it is -
Extreme Self-Contained Portable Hot Shower | A complete System with convenient Stove | Zodi.com

That, an extra propane tank, and a cheap pop up shower tent (https://www.amazon.com/OutTopper-Wat.../dp/B06XH6T7WF) equals hot shower/sauna goodness for all. It was soooo nice, really boosts the morale knowing at camp you can take a hot shower after a cold day in a soggy dry suit.

If you have the space I’d also recommend bringing an extra dry bag packed with some spare warm clothes and a couple spare sleeping bags, just in case. Maybe even a spare dry suit if you can get one. We had a couple people hike out at Phantom and they left their dry suits behind so we could use them as spares just in case.

Also, to tag on to what others have said, bring stuff to maintain/repair dry suits. Gaskets would be nice, also some zipper care stuff, maybe some 303?

Then of course duct tape for the stuff that moves but shouldn’t, and WD-40 for the stuff that doesn’t move but should.

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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #22
 
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If you are seasoned rafters you probably know the necessities for a long multiday.

There is a thread somewhere around here of what to have in a tool kit that is worth taking a look at even for seasoned boaters. Theres a lot of tool/handy stuff you wouldn't think of that comes in handy on a 2-3 week trip.

Assorted salves if you don't already have a favorite. Sharpies.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #23
 
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Top of my list is Vetbond for hand/ foot cracks. You can use regular superglue, but the medical grade seems to work better. Use at least 6 thin layers.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #24
 
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gosh I almost forgot! the only question is... how much is too much? the boat does need to float after all.
The boat will float. Simply put: you can only run out once.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #25
 
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Here is one of the tool kit threads

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/...kit-90498.html

the big thing I forgot, and went in as soon as I got home from my last trip, a rat tail file (chainsaw), regular file, and harbor freight step drill bits (I use a set of vise grips to hold the bits, it is not quick, but will work)
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #26
 
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moleskin or second skin for foot blisters and antifungal cream for foot rot or crotch itch.
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moleskin or second skin for foot blisters and antifungal cream for foot rot or crotch itch.
Crotch itch huh? Sounds like a wild trip.
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Infidien, Do you know of place to buy Vetbond locally?
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Infidien, Do you know of place to buy Vetbond locally?

Amazon has it
https://www.amazon.com/3M-Vetbond-08.../dp/B004C12Q46
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I usually just get a couple tubes from my vet when she's here, reading the product info this stuff has only a 6 month shelf life and is a multi use container, cyanoacrylate adhesives react to air, so once the cap is off, the process of hardening starts. Seems a little pricey at 18 bucks to fix a small cut. I use New Skin in both the bottle and spray most times, it works well and holds up to water as well as super glue and is nowhere near as spendy....


My 2¢, YMMV
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