Miles from home and headed for an early morning river tournament, I realized I’d left my chain anchor in the kayak shed. With the contest starting in an hour, I rushed into an all-night superstore and bought some thick zip ties, a 5-pound dumbbell and a roll of Gorilla tape. Voila. In about 20 minutes, I had a really ugly anchor that worked great. Uncut zip ties kept it from wedging into rocks.
All captions: Dave Mull