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by agrippakc
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Civil Defense Crackers sealed in 1962
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Civil Defense Crackers sealed in 1962

We have some cans of Civil Defense Crackers in our Civil Defense collection and decided to open them up and try them out. What we found really surprised us.

https://youtu.be/I8iJKWgpetI
by agrippakc
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Before we hit the water in our next training race "The Dispatch" we took time to watch the eclipse.
https://youtu.be/MEYka6-LdaM
by agrippakc
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Here is a video of the race I made. It wasn't the story I was looking to tell, but it was the story that happened.
https://youtu.be/lb5or_QnBKM
by agrippakc
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Good news. We went to the race anyway to volunteer to help other racers. After 4 days of working in waste deep Missouri River water and hefting hundreds of boats up and down the boat ramps we are going to attempt it in 2018. We have seen the race up close and know what we need to do to better prepar...
by agrippakc
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Due to lack of a physical ground crew and so therefore a metric ton of supplies in our canoe we had to drop out of the race because we could not carry our boar by ourselves. This has been a crushing blow and everyone enfolded is pretty bummed right now. Instead we are going to go support some other ...
by agrippakc
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

http://www.rivermiles.com/forum/Attachm ... x2017c.pdf

This is the updated course map and checkpoint matrix.
by agrippakc
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Weather looks amazing. Heat isn't going to be a problem, rain chances are diminishing, we might actually make it.
by agrippakc
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

We have now trimmed the canoe; this has made a world of difference and managed to do it without adding 130lbs to the nose. We are now just a few weeks away and we are down to the nitty gritty. We are getting our heads in the game and are really feeling the pregame nerves as the size of the undertaki...
by agrippakc
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Well. We are about a month out. Despite our best efforts and setbacks we are still in it and looking like we make a real go of it. We have lost our ground crew which means we can't expect any resupply along the route on our terms and will have to make due with what we have. We look forward to gettin...
by agrippakc
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

This cursed weather has really hampered our training. We need to get actual river miles under our belt but with the uncooperative weather this has been a challenge.
by agrippakc
Mon May 22, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Hey look at that. I fixed it in the post. When I get home I will redo the rest. Thanks a lot for the "how to".
by agrippakc
Mon May 22, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

This is the city of Lexington, the first official checkpoint I have had a chance to cover. Really neat town and I am glad I have had the chance to visit and do a story on this historic town.

by agrippakc
Mon May 22, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

This video from one of the first places that people go watch the racers go by and ground crews go to help if their boat is having problems early on.

https://youtu.be/vJPECKP5Pd4
by agrippakc
Thu May 18, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340x

Also, for everyone who lives along the Missouri River and would like to come out and see the race go by here are the checkpoints and times: Lexington 8/8 1200h-1700h Waverly 8/8 1430h-2100h Miami 8/8 1730h- 8/9 1100h Glasgow 8/8 2100h- 8/9 1800h Katfish Katy's 8/9 0130h-1200h Jeff. City 8/9 0500h-19...
by agrippakc
Mon May 15, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

My wife decided that she wanted to try to carry the canoe.

https://youtu.be/0uo1pg9X5wY
by agrippakc
Mon May 08, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

I've gone back to reshoot Kaw Point as it was cloudy and disagreeable on my last visit and I then went from the official starting line at Kaw Point to the first unofficial point at the Berkley River Front Park, not a point you should stop at but a great place to watch the paddlers go by and cheer th...
by agrippakc
Mon May 01, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

https://youtu.be/-3YPLnYv_h4
https://youtu.be/g6mGSvhuaRI
These are two videos of the Kaw Point park and boat ramp; the "starting line".
by agrippakc
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

https://youtu.be/LZoh8Z-RmEk This is another 360 video of another paddler in distress that we spotted on the lake and rescued. She was doing fine and would have been fine but we got to help her a little and practice how to tow another boat. Best viewed on a mobile device and don't forget to look al...
by agrippakc
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

This was an experimental short shot with my busted up 360 camera. Remember, [/url]this was first video. Watch it on a mobile device and remember to look around its 360.
https://youtu.be/XX-tQHAFUPo
by agrippakc
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

To win takes a level of toughness and grit not seen outside of a Chuck Norris blood test; to finish takes grit, true grit. The MR340, unlike a lot of other endurance challenges, spans days and the reaper is always on your heels. So not giving up and pushing on to the that next checkpoint and passing...
by agrippakc
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

Paddled for six hours on Sunday. I am hoping to simulate paddling to the first checkpoint soon trying to have all the food and water onboard for that first run and timing it out. I have to admit, my arms and back don't hurt like they used to and the non stop paddling feels more like being on a stead...
by agrippakc
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

As the last time there was a major earthquake in the area did cause the water to flow backwards in the Mississippi river, it didn't last long and soon water was flowing where it belonged. We now are training in a lake that is 100% dead guy free (i hope) and we are able to paddle flatwater with wind ...
by agrippakc
Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

That test is coming soon. The lake we paddle in has some shallows that are similar to the local creeks by our house so it will be a good test site. *dead guy update* It looks like I knew the guy. He was a regular at the shop I work at and he'd come in and shop and shoot the bull. At least he is a lo...
by agrippakc
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Missouri River Race MR340
Replies: 57
Views: 4229

Re: Missouri River Race MR340

-----Keep in mind if the Madrid fault slips it could rearrange the river. Or all the rivers. ---- Good point but could still have positive outcomes. Freeways and streets may be destroyed but as long as the river is navigable it could beat walking cross-country. Probably a good idea to continue to i...

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