Backcountry Handwash Station

DIY Hand Wash Station

by Mike Cook A paddle trip in the wilderness usually means kissing a shower and sink goodbye. Just because you’re spending days on end in the backcountry doesn’t mean you have to be a vector for germs. Recently I’ve been releasing my restless energy working on some hygiene gear projects in the garage. When I’m […]


Innovations in Inflatable Kayaks

I had the chance to be the FIRST paddler of the prototype Sotar Inflatable Kayak (IK) to be called the ATV. It was fun to put the first few scratches on it. It is a lightweight IK inspired by packrafts. The boat was developed with the input of Zach at Northwest Rafting Company as a […]

SUP on the white salmon

SUP for a New Challenge

Paddled the White Salmon from the BZ parking lot to Northwestern Lake with Zach from Northwest Rafting Company and Tim from River Drifters today for a late afternoon run. First of all, what an amazing run especially for being just 20 minutes from Hood River. We were able to run it in about 2 hours. […]