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Old 08-14-2018   #1
 
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Groover inspiration needed: let's see them Thrones!!!

I'm working on my groover amenities and need all the ideas I can get to improve the groove experience.

So, purty please, post tons of photos and descriptions of how you roll. Tell me what works, what doesn't, and anything you'd do differently.

Thanks!

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Old 08-14-2018   #2
 
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We have an eco safe set up.

In 1 rocket we will put the eco-safe seat, wrapped in a trash bag. We put our TP (2 rolls normally) in a Ziploc Box (this is for immediate use/ we always have more TP than this) and it nests in the seat.

In the seat box I carry gloves (disposable, non-latex). I also carry a cylinder of Lysol wipes and a Tube of powder bleach (Clorox makes a tub that fits perfectly).
I will also carry extra ziploc bags for the trash from cleaning it.

Each tank has it's own rocket.

I also plan on putting out a small ammo can with the groover this trip for people to put any trash (wetwipes, lady products, etc).

I (sometimes maliciously) get great joy from precarious groover locations. But really, I have found that, best camp protocol is making sure the kitchen and groover get good spots. Sometimes campers get over-zealous and find a super sweet secluded spot to pitch their tent, and often that spot would be the most ideal for the groover.

Last, I just bought a mess of battery tea lights, and will probably put out a lighted pathway to get to the groover. We also will be running a big trip next trip- and we will have 2 groovers set up to accomodate our group size. We had some discussion of placing the groovers back to back....
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Old 08-14-2018   #3
 
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[QUOTE= We also will be running a big trip next trip- and we will have 2 groovers set up to accommodate our group size. We had some discussion of placing the groovers back to back.... [/QUOTE]

I prefer the Pilot to Co-Pilot configuration than the Pilot to Bombardier its easier for transferring the TP between the two people.

That being said I also think of this for the Back to Back setup:
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Old 08-14-2018   #4
 
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I put some reading material in the seat box like, Weekly world news, How to shit in the woods and Darwin awards. Your choice will very. Farmers Almanac is another favorite.

I have recently added a string of green and blue LED lights from REI to help find the groover at night.
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Old 08-14-2018   #5
 
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I'm working on my groover amenities and need all the ideas I can get to improve the groove experience.

So, purty please, post tons of photos and descriptions of how you roll. Tell me what works, what doesn't, and anything you'd do differently.

Thanks!
This is our setup box.
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Old 08-14-2018   #6
 
Eagle, Colorado
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Road reflectors are great for showing everyone where the groove trial is.

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Old 08-14-2018   #7
 
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[QUOTE=luckylauren;707195]



I (sometimes maliciously) get great joy from precarious groover locations. But really, I have found that, best camp protocol is making sure the kitchen and groover get good spots. Sometimes campers get over-zealous and find a super sweet secluded spot to pitch their tent, and often that spot would be the most ideal for the groover. [QUOTE=luckylauren;707195]

Part of my pre-launch discussion is that nobody can claim a tent site till the kitchen and groover site has been picked first and all the kitchen and groover equipment is in place. To do so is at your own peril.
Like the reflector idea. I have been on trips that have very, very shy(?)rafters that insisted that it be out of ear shot as well as sight. Got lost one time.
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Old 08-14-2018   #8
 
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Don't forget about your day groover. You're required to have some type of groover on Westwater and day trips through Split Mountain. I'm sure there are others. It makes common sense to have one on any other dailies anyway. Sometimes, when you need to go you need to go and NOW! Who wants to dig out two rocket boxes for a day trip when an ammo can with a few WAG bags, extra TP, some ziplocks, and hand sanitizer will do. Personally, I've never needed it but you never know.......
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Old 08-14-2018   #9
 
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One thing we've started doing the last couple of years is bringing a "pee bucket." We use a 5 gallon bucket. This allows you to set the groover away from the river if needed. It's also more convenient for the ladies than going in the river, and, honestly, it's nice for the guys, too.
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Old 08-14-2018   #10
 
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We started bringing one of those sport’brellas. The ones that soccer moms use to sit on the ground under shade. It’s great when u camp on a small sandbar in the middle of the river i.e. cataract. Just nice not having to find the perfect secluded spot to keep the wives happy. Also agree with the earlier commenter about putting a 5 gallon pail next to the groover. Definitely keeps a lot of liquid out of the tank.
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