River tubing hacks, please!
July 19, 2011 3:05 PM Subscribe
Please share your river tubing hacks.
I'm going tubing this Saturday with some friends and am hoping to make it as fun as possible. I am looking for suggestions for making a cheap floating cooler (or buy one if super cheap). I could order online (saw some for like $25) but I've been dragging my feet until now would probably have to pay for rushed shipping. Plus this is kind of a one-time thing so I wont probably be needing one again in the foreseeable future. Is there a certain store that sells this type of thing?
Also it would be cool if we could have some music. We have an ipod home but I could probably get my hands on a boom box for full effect. Need to keep it dry though, obviously. This river is very shallow and slow so I'm not really worried about flipping over the raft/floating cooler thing with the stuff.
We are renting the tubes so I don't think I can rent one and modify it for the purposes of carrying stuff, like put something over the hole to set a cooler on. I'm debating tying a trash bag to my tube, letting the water keep the drinks cool and being a little more discreet. I have no shame, so embarrassment is not a factor, but I don't want to draw the attention of any park rangers. Is this a bad idea? I think it will probably slow me down compared to everyone else...
Also any other fun ideas appreciated. Right now I'm thinking freezer pops and maybe water guns. The more I think about this the more I love summer...