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THE DIRTBAG THROWBAG

Just in time for the Holidays!  Steep Creek Rescue is now offering “THE DIRTBAG” throwbag! $79. Designed with true dirtbag paddler river guides in mind, this bag comes standard with 75 feet of 3/8 inch rope rated at 3282 lbs or 5/16″ rated at 1600. Ultraline upgrade also available (rated for 5280 lbs). SCR is […]

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Dirt Bag Paddlers!

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OUT-PADDLING THE DEMONS: Team River Runner Westwater Trip 9/26 – 28 2014 by John W Mitchell – [email protected]

​ The first thing I notice  in running  river  support for  a group of 20  veterans  and staff with Team River Runners (TRR) – many of them combat veterans –  is the  campfire talk is a bit different.   It’s one thing  to hear about a war in the news;  it’s another to listen to […]

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AN INTERVIEW WITH NATHAN CLINE

DBP: Tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you hail from? What is your home stretch of river? Nathan Cline: My name is Nathan Cline. I’m 41 years young, and still a kid at heart. I paddle OC-1, C-1 and rafts. I’ve tried kayaking several times and I’ve even taken courses at the NOC, […]

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PUMPKIN EATER by Biz Allen

Everyone at some point has a “had my shorts ripped off in that rapid” story-  and if ya don’t, well, you’re not trying hard enough. I have led a pretty charmed life with regard to watching the excitement embroiled in this sport- suits me, I like to watch.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my […]

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INTERNATIONAL RAFTING FEDERATION : RACING IN CHINA By Nadežda Matić

AllThe Chaotanhou River (translated as “one river and two mountain”) flows through Sleeping Buddha Mountain in Hubei province, 60 km from Yichang, China. The stretch is a total of 6 km long for drifting (what they call the rafting) with a vertical drop of 148 meters. This section of river is dam controlled, as a […]

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LOGICAL PROGRESSION by Daniel T Young

Growing up in Topton North Carolina I rode the school bus to the Nantahala School.  We would make the winding route up Wayah Road early in the morning. More often than not the river would have its natural base flow of around eighty cfs in it.  However, after enough trips on the bus every week […]

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ADVENTURE IS MADE OF ADVERSITY By Kevin “Taz” Riggs

“Life is an adventure,” I would tell my guests, “and true adventure is made of adversity.” I would like to tell folks that as rain soaked us in sheets and buckets. “Point in fact, we never sit around and tell stories about the vacation that went perfectly; there’s no adventure in it.”  Leaves, branches, bits […]

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A Dirt Bag Philosophy. by Mike Toughill

The very first article that got us started

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Bringing You World Wide Whitewater!

DBP Admins Alec Reeves and Rob Delgado sending it again!