NEWS FLASH – Trash bags DO NOT work for keeping your gear dry!
If there’s only one "extra" you decide to purchase from us PLEASE let it be a dry bag! We’ve seen folks camp overnight with wet sleeping bags, clothes and perhaps worst of all, pillows because they honestly believed that a trash bag would keep their gear dry. And if you’re bringing your phone, iPod or high end digital camera….
One Little Prick
Yes, only one little prick hole will get your gear wet. You can get that hole at any time:
when you load the gear into the trash bag
when you put the trash bag into the canoe
when you put something in the canoe next to the trash bag
part way through your trip when you go to retrieve something out of your canoe
and God forbid you have kids with you or it rains…pretty much guaranteed to get wet then!
We have high quality, RUGGED (like military tuff) dry bags made from 21 oz. PVC/Polyester for the body and 34 oz. for the bottom. These bags can handle a LOAD with 6,000 cubic inches of storage (realistically you should only need one bag per canoe with 2 people sharing the bag).
If you’re bringing an IPOD, cell phone, digital camera or any other sort of electronic gear you don’t want getting wet…this will be the best 10 Bucks you ever spent!
Cost is $10 for the length of your trip.
We also have a small size available for those who are doing day trips and don’t want phones, wallets and the like getting wet, $5.
It is illegal to be in possession of glass on the Wisconsin River. Assume you WILL be searched by the WI Dept. of Natural Resources. If caught you will face a fine of upto $749 for the possession of glass (beer bottles, jelly jars, mayo jars, wine bottles).
Fireworks are also illegal and punishable by fines. We are trying to provide a peaceful experience for our paddlers and the many migratory birds that we share the river with. Leave your glass and fireworks at home and save yourself the fine for being in possession of them on the river.