Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: A New Piece Of Float Camping Gear

  1. #1
    Member Birdstrike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Default A New Piece Of Float Camping Gear

    I found a raft store in Denver that sells a simple, yet effective piece of gear to make a tripod out of oars. In the past I have just used a strap to link the oars together to make a tripod to hang a water filter or game meat when there were no trees available.

    This is just 3 rings welded together for $9.95. If you have the equipment it would be easy to make yourself. This will be less of a struggle to make a tripod vs. fighting with 3 oars and a strap all trying to go in different directions. The shop owner talked about using a tripod and a tarp to create a riverside sauna with hot rocks from the firepit. A hot sauna on a cold, rainy day is something that could deffinitely add style points to a river camp. Of course extreme caution must be used when heating rocks!

    It's sold by AAA Inflateables of Denver.
    I was in Denver so I just went by and picked it up. If you are interested I'd call them and find a cheaper way to ship this small item vs. UPS 2nd day air. To the best of my knowledge nobody else sells this item.

  2. #2
    Member AK Troutbum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Chugiak, AK.


    Cool, thanks for the tip Birdstrike. I dig simple, yet very useful, pieces of gear like this. I wonder when NRS will start selling this?

  3. #3
    webmaster Michael Strahan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 1999
    Anchorage, Alaska


    I believe Northwest River Supplies and Cascade Outfitters carry the same thing. I think I saw them in stainless.

    We just use raft straps, but either way works.

    LOST CREEK COMPANY: Specializing in Alaska hunt consultation and planning for do-it-yourself hunts, fully outfitted hunts, and guided hunts.
    CLICK HERE to send me a private message.
    Web Address:
    Mob: 1 (907) 229-4501
    "Dream big, and dare to fail." -Norman Vaughan
    "I have climbed my mountain, but I must still live my life." - Tenzig Norgay

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006


    I took three stainless rings and taped them together. Used it for years. Now I have a tipi style tent that I suspend this way to get the center pole out of the way.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts