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Old 11-02-2019   #41
 
salt lake city, Utah
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Some thoughts

Rigging gloves
Extra bottle of booze, stash away for late in the trip (if you drink)
A cot
I brought my kayak and never used it
A good pillow
Comfortable sleepwear
Bandanna
Extra sunglasses
Extra headlamp
Extra river map

Have a great trip and persevere the day 12 group breakdown, it only lasts half a day.

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Old 11-02-2019   #42
 
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Speedy stitcher saves the day!

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Old 11-02-2019   #43
 
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Yes

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Any shoulder season trip I always have a pair of tall boots that allow you to get into the water without getting wet for rigging etc. For a winter trip I would consider them mandatory personal gear.

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I second Xtra tuffs for winter trips. Warm dry feet are pretty important. Also, Carhart insulated overalls can be pretty sweet for at camp, though they are bulky. Oh yeah, I also now bring bedroom slippers and pajamas to wear at camp. But I am old haha.

Also, for winter, consider a JetBoil stove and hot pot setup for making hot drinks/soups on the boat. You can bail wire a goodwill old coffee pot onto the stove for a self-contained or even hangable unit. This is what we used to use on multi-day climbs to heat some water and food each night. But it will work good on a raft as well.
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Old 11-03-2019   #44
 
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Canned soup. Like beef stew or something hearty. Quick and easy when you need those extra calories on a long cold December night.
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Old 11-04-2019   #45
 
Boise, Idaho
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Thanks everyone! Some great suggestions. I have added and subtracted some gear based on your input (still thinking about some), and am sharing with my tripmates. Lots of great suggestions that we already had thought of, but still good to hear that we are on the right track. Some made me laugh!

Suggestions of note that I am adding.

tall rubber boots. - Never even thought of this, asked the tripmate who has done it before and she said "hell yeah bring boots". good call.
backpacking stove for mid-day warmup (coffee, soup, etc.)
spare cloths for return trip
spare cloths and sleeping gear in a separate bag (we are trading these spare bags so that they are on a different boat too).
extra repair materials (raft stuff is covered) added stuff for tent, dry gear, and frames.

Thanks again everyone!
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Old 11-06-2019   #46
 
vail, Colorado
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Water Wizard, a comfy chair, extra rowing gloves

You really don't need as much "stuff" as you think, be prepared, but don't over do it.
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Old 11-07-2019   #47
 
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Don't forget a spare boat so you can bring more spare stuff
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #48
 
Half Moon Bay, California
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I don't know if this has been mentioned. I did a dec 2 launch and it was 20 degrees at the ferry, 6 degrees on the 6th of december. it was a cold winter trip. It was the best trip.

Carhart coveralls with hood or the equivalent. It's like having a walk around sleeping bag on.

Fire embers don't melt the canvas and they are wind resistant.

A big thermos for hot beverages is nice too.

Have a great trip.
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PUMPKINS, tons of gaddamn PUMPKINS!!!
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #50
 
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PUMPKINS, tons of gaddamn PUMPKINS!!!
Now that’s just funny, don’t care who ya are...
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