Let's Go Tanking

@Corbin5 (171396)
United States
January 14, 2020 11:48am CST
Floating down a lazy river in a huge tank that is meant to hold water for livestock sounds like a lot of fun to me. "Tanking" is like having a floating picnic with family and friends. The US state of Nebraska seems to be the go-to state in which to enjoy "tanking," however, "tanking" can be done on any river that is a rather shallow one and has a sandy bottom, and is a slow-moving one. I mean, how nice it would be to just float down a calm-as-can-be river while enjoying the scenery, eating good food, chatting with friends or family, drinking favorite beverages, and being warmed by the sun at the same time. Some touring companies will provide everything you will need to go "tanking," but if you have a big watering tank meant for livestock, you will also need the following: 1. life jackets 2. poles or paddles 3. chairs or benches on which to sit, if desired 4. a cooler to hold food and drink 5. a river that is shallow, has a sandy bottom, and a current that is slow and easy Photo: onpasture
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@LadyDuck (261988)
• Switzerland
15 Jan
This looks funny, of course I would wear a life jacket, may be even two and a life saver...
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
15 Jan
With all that gear on yourself, you will be safe as could be. You would not be able to move around much, but safe you will be.
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@LadyDuck (261988)
• Switzerland
15 Jan
@Corbin5 Does it show that I fear water?
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
15 Jan
@LadyDuck Oh yes, it is quite apparent.
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@sharon6345 (213151)
• United States
14 Jan
I would not mind watching others do it. I would not be able to get in it.
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
Yes, not everyone would be comfortable doing this.
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@sharon6345 (213151)
• United States
14 Jan
@Corbin5 That is why looking can be fun.
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
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@DianneN (145323)
• United States
15 Jan
I think that would be the perfect “boat” for my hubs!
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
15 Jan
Right price too!!
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@DianneN (145323)
• United States
15 Jan
@Corbin5 Exactly!
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@HazySue (35006)
• Inverness, Florida
14 Jan
That sounds like fun. What a great way to pass the time on a lazy afternoon.
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
It would be lovely to just relax and slowing float down a river.
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@HazySue (35006)
• Inverness, Florida
19 Jan
@Corbin5 It would be a dream come true.
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@CarolDM (59006)
• Nashville, Tennessee
14 Jan
What fun this would be! I would give it a try.
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
I would love to give this a try too. It does sound like it would be such fun.
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@moffittjc (67524)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Jan
Floating down a lazy river is an amazingly fun thing to do! We have several of those types of rivers right around where I live. I've mostly been tubing down them, but occasionally will kayak those rivers as well. I've seen people in big giant party rafts, but haven't seen any tanks yet. I'm sure it's all a matter of time before they appear! Looks like total fun!
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
15 Jan
I think it looks like a lot of fun too. I am so glad you have rivers nearby. I am sure in my state of Illinois, there are rivers free to use downstate.
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@moffittjc (67524)
• Gainesville, Florida
19 Jan
@Corbin5 Depending on where people access our rivers and springs, they may have to pay as well, either an entry fee to a local, county or state park, or as a fee to rent a tube or canoe/kayak But there are also plenty of places to access the rivers or springs without having to pay. It just depends on where people go. I went canoeing this weekend on a creek, it started at a federally managed spring, so we paid an entry fee into the park, then paid again to rent a canoe. It was well worth it though, as it was a 7-mile canoe trip through federally protected wilderness untouched by man. It was pretty treacherous, as there were lots of low-lying trees and fallen trees across the creek throughout the entire 7-mile run. It took us 4 hours to finish the trip, but it was extremely fun!
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
19 Jan
@moffittjc I bet it was fun!!
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@rebelann (62567)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jan
That's looks like fun. So after they float all the way down the river they have to hike back up to their cars?
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
Well, since they have poles and paddles, I suppose they could use those to return to where their cars have been parked. I bet most just hike back or perhaps a shuttle is available.
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@rebelann (62567)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jan
I wonder how hard it would be to paddle upstream @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
@rebelann Well, the rivers used do not have strong currents at all.
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• United States
14 Jan
Hahaha I never saw anything like that Deborah!!
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
It does look like fun.
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• United States
14 Jan
@Corbin5 Only in America haah. I remember we had one of those in our backyard in St Louis to swim in us kids haha
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
@RebeccasFarm You had your very own pool!!
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@FayeHazel (30691)
• United States
15 Jan
Oh that is way cool. We had a stock tank we'd fill and swim in , in summer
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
15 Jan
I bet you had so much fun swimming in that stock tank. Doesn't take fancy stuff to make a kid happy.
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@FayeHazel (30691)
• United States
15 Jan
@Corbin5 It was nice, the water would heat up and you could sit and soak. Ah so true, I think there is a good lesson in being easily pleased like that :-)
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
15 Jan
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• United States
14 Jan
I don't think I'd mind this! Just make sure I won't sink please. :)
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
Well, luckily the water is only 2 to 4 feet deep.
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• United States
15 Jan
@Corbin5 ahhh then that is ok I’m down to go hehe
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@rakski (44758)
• Philippines
14 Jan
that looks awesome!
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
Looks like fun to me too.
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@rakski (44758)
• Philippines
14 Jan
@Corbin5 yes it is fun!
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@kareng (22795)
• United States
14 Jan
Sounds good to me! Have you been?
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
I never have tried this. I know I would enjoy this very much. I am cold right now and that sun shining on me while floating down a river sounds so nice.
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@kareng (22795)
• United States
15 Jan
@Corbin5 It would be better in Spring and Summer. I'd never want to do it now!! No thankies!
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@JudyEv (185939)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan
What a great thing to do. We used our old tanks as raised gardens. They were full of holes so wouldn't have been any good for tanking.
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
15 Jan
That is so cool to use those tanks for gardens. I would have fun doing that.
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• United States
14 Jan
That does look like fun!!
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
It really would be fun to do with friends or family.
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• Preston, England
14 Jan
I'd be happy to give it a go
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
Me too!!
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@ScotMac (578)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 Jan
What's wrong with a boat?
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
Well, hard to fit 6 people in a circle in a boat, unless of course, the boat is a big, expensive one.
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@LindaOHio (23411)
• United States
14 Jan
Looks like fun to watch. I'm too old to participate! :-)
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
I would like to give it a try.
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@snowy22315 (82203)
• United States
14 Jan
I guess those tanks must be pretty lightweight. They would have to be to be buoyant.
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
Yes, I would like they are not that heavy.
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@Fleura (11158)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
Sounds like a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon!
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
14 Jan
Yes, I would really enjoy doing this.
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@Hannihar (81485)
• Israel
15 Jan
@Corbin5 It does look like fun.
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
15 Jan
I think so too.
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@Hannihar (81485)
• Israel
16 Jan
@Corbin5 Have you tried it?
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@Corbin5 (171396)
• United States
16 Jan
@Hannihar No, I have never tried it but it does look like fun. I have been on boats before but not these tanks.
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