Spending over 100 days a year on the water as a fishing guide, and filling his “free” time with construction, landscaping, and audio/video work side jobs, Joe Kayafas has a perspective many of us overworked gear junkies can relate to. Lucky for him his primary gig is spent outside on pristine Colorado rivers. His 2019 GMC Sierra acts as his office on wheels as he hauls trout loving out-of-towners on day trips surrounding his hometown of Basalt, CO. In the summer, a day in the life consists of early mornings rigging up and prepping gear, countless miles walked, and helping...
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THE FIREFIGHTER. Bill Martindale is the type of guy you want on your team. Serving 13 years as a Fire Captain and Paramedic for the Montrose Fire Protection District, his responsibilities include training, rescue and serving as the local law enforcement's tactical medic. In his so-called "free time," Bill run the local chapter of a non-profit called Sleep in Heavenly Peace that provides handmade, new beds for kids sleeping on floors. "I’m constantly transporting a large amount of tools, specialty gear and bulky loads...the DECKED system allows me to keep things organized and secure so that I can always maintain readiness." Check out Bill's local non-profit: SHPBEDS.org; Instagram: @SHP_Montrose...
De Castro wasn't ready to pull the trigger on a topper yet, but still needed to have organized, secure access to his gear and tools. That's why he chose DECKED:
“I'm able to keep signs, tools and expensive camera equipment safe, dry and secure in the DECKED drawers. I also always dedicate one of my DECKED drawers to hunting and/or fishing based on the season. I also run a Gunner Kennel for my dog year-round strapped on top of the deck which works out really nicely.”
"I’ve really been pushing the DECKED system and haven’t had any issues. I’ll throw an 800lb electric motor with a bad bearing on top of the deck in -20 temps, and still have easy access to my tools. We get lots of snow here in Silverton, and I’ve never had any issues with my drawers."
Theo Stein just finished up a four-year stint as the president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. "DECKED is ideal for securely storing and organizing my gear. The elevated deck under my cap keeps my dogs up in the breeze on hot Colorado days, and I no longer have to move stuff from the bed to the cab of my truck or garage every night.”