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Old 10-25-2019   #31
Golden, Colorado
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Originally Posted by GeoRon View Post
Infidien, Do you know of place to buy Vetbond locally?
No, I get mine from Amazon. It is a bit spendy and it doesn't look like you get very much, but the bottle I bought for last February trip has lasted the boating season (> 70 nights on the river and probably as many cracks) and I'm about to order another for this winter's trip. Just use care in keeping the bottle closed and the nozzle clean.

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Old 10-25-2019   #32
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Jameson and Bailys for that cold morning coffee
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Old 10-31-2019   #33
Ft Collins, Colorado
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Irrigation boots, buy them one size too big in case you take an unexpected swim. With a pair of wool socks they are as comfortable as can be for loading and unloading boats when it's cold, as well as a trip to the river to pee
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Old 10-31-2019   #34
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^^^^^^ also called ‘ditch’ boots 🙂 as stated several times previously they are a must have in the winter.
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Old 10-31-2019   #35
Palisade, Colorado
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A few more things

Toss in a couple of those metal tubes that you can tape over broken tent poles to splint them. We brought a little black light flashlight to look for scorpions on one of ours and it was fun. Think about renting a sat-phone. Tunes and a little solar charger? Throw in some little toys, little action figures, cars, and some string to have an awards night late in the trip: best rescue, best run, worst run, best meal, etc. Spare sleeping bag, bivy bag if someone loses a tent. Think about a theme night and bring an outfit: Luau Night, Movie Night, that sort of thing. November? Bring a Mr. Heater & extra 20# propane. I could go on and on...
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Old 10-31-2019   #36
Salt Lake City, Utah
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A Luci Solar String Light worked really well for illuminating the kitchen. Nice distributed light, easy to suspend, easy to recharge. And festive!
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Old 11-01-2019   #37
Sebastopol, California
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My top items to add to the list...

a pair of welding gloves---for hot blaster, DO or other items

battery xmas lights (available right now at a big box near you)---decorate campsite, trees, wash line, groover etc

small lantern for kitchen like a black diamond---the outfitter ones are overkill

Extra desserts---You just might need another DO cake or treat...be sure to add charcoal for this

Propane campfire--instant camaraderie and no smoke

Work gloves for packing and rowing

A box of disposable gloves for messy items in the kitchen

Tupperware containers for packing lunches...beats bags and wrap and contents will be harder to crush

Super Glue---get the 12 unit multi pack from Harbor Freight to close those cracks on your hands you will get...and have enough for everyone on the trip

Repack the wine you like in plastic seltzer bottles...it will hold just fine for quite a while and you don't have to suffer with box wine quality.

Enjoy and have fun!

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Old 11-01-2019   #38
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Jack's Paco Pad Grande
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Old 11-01-2019   #39
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Fort Fun, Colorado
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One thing I have not seen mentioned is a backpacker stove and one of those little stovetop espresso makers. Perfect for a mid-day warm up.

The other must have items for a winter Canyon trip are irrigation boots, pee bottle and lots of hand salve.
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Old 11-01-2019   #40
Boise, Idaho
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Originally Posted by Bruce MacLeod View Post
Jack's Paco Pad Grande
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what is parafly? not getting anything related on a google search.
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