A buck doesn’t nor­mally get you far these days. But try telling that to Colorado river charger Spencer Lacy, who bought his ’91 Toy­ota Pre­via last win­ter for less than the price of a king-sized Snick­ers. Lacy spot­ted the van dur­ing a ski trip in Wash­ingto

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1) 1991 Toy­ota Pre­via. I had a pre­vi­ous Pre­via that died on me and I didn’t have much money for a new ve­hi­cle. I bought this one from a guy I’m now call­ing “Pre­via Pete.” It had 230k miles on it when I bought it and I put 20k on it in a year. It’s given me zero is­sues.

2) Thule Rocket Box. Any­one who’s fa­mil­iar with ad­ven­ture sports knows there’s a lot of gear in­volved. I can’t fit ev­ery­thing in the mini­van, and the Thule Rocket Box is su­per handy for odd-shaped items like pad­dles and skis.

3) Cole­man stove. This thing puts out a lot of power and works great for one or two peo­ple. Just screw on a lit­tle propane can­is­ter and fire it up.

4) Onewheel. The Onewheel is like the skate­board equiv­a­lent to a Seg­way. I use it for scout­ing rapids and run­ning shut­tle, and it’s great to have some­thing to rip around rest stops on.

5) As­tral Filipe san­dals. These have a removable strap that goes around the back of your foot so they can be used as ei­ther flip-flops or san­dals. I call them “flan­dals.”

6) Yeti cooler (20L). A small cooler is the best op­tion for sim­ple van life. It fits a ten-pound bag of ice and food for two peo­ple for a week. It keeps the ice for that long and slides eas­ily in and out of my kitchen.

7) Water­shed dry­bag. This goes with me ev­ery­where. It doesn’t wear down and the seal­ing mech­a­nism never leaks. It held up great in class-v rapids dur­ing my SUP ex­pe­di­tion in the Grand Canyon.

8) 6’11” Bad­fish River Surfer. This is per­fect for river surf­ing be­cause it has enough vol­ume to surf smaller waves but also per­forms great in big, fast waves. I surfed this both times I went to Skookum­chuck.

9) Werner Leg­end Pad­dle. This is Werner’s car­bon white­wa­ter pad­dle. It’s way lighter than a typ­i­cal fiber­glass white­wa­ter pad­dle and it’s the only car­bon pad­dle that holds up for me on the river. I use it ev­ery­where.

10) Bad­fish SUPS. The board in the bag is the Holeshot, a fast, ad­vanced model that I pad­dle at river races like Go­pro Mountain Games. The board un­der­neath is the 9’0” MVP, the best board for white­wa­ter in my opin­ion. 2017 was the last year Bad­fish made this model, but I’m go­ing to keep rid­ing it for as long as I can!


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