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April 17, 2017

The Most American Thing You've Never Heard Of: Tanking


There’s a new way to get your kicks in rural Nebraska.
The uniquely Nebraskan water “sport,” tanking, is like tubing on steroids. Groups of three to six people comfortably float down stream, all held buoyant by giant metal tanks. Large livestock tanks outfitted with seating and coolers carry passengers on calm waterways. The stream provides the motion, and a paddle on board can gently change course. Because of the tank’s cumbersome and circular shape, they bob up and down and rotate like a slow-motion tilt-o-whirl.- - Gear Junkie

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Then somebody needs to drain their lizard, so he stands up and drapes it over the side, the whole thing tips up with the low side taking water, next thing you know they're dredging for 4 drunk hillbilly's.

"Where da porta-pot is?"

Leon and Oscar are walkin home from the cluh one night wasted of course and while crossing a footbridge Leon says, "I need to pizz" and Oscar says "Me too." They drop em in at the same time and Leon says, "Man that waters cold!", and Oscar says, "Yeah, deep too."

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 17, 2017 1:31 PM

"uniquely Nebraskan" pretty much says all ya need to know about tubing in a stock tank. Good luck with them gravel bars, fellers.

Posted by: Jack at April 18, 2017 7:13 AM

Gravel bars? Tip the thing up on its side and roll it to deeper water.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at April 19, 2017 4:03 PM

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