For some reason tanking seems to be a uniquely Nebraskan activity.  I’ve been informed that there is some tanking activity in other Midwestern states but I’m going to choose to ignore it and focus on the great tanking that’s available on the Middle Loup River.

For those of you who don’t know about tanking, it’s like tubing, canoeing and kayaking in that you go from point A to point B on a river.  Unlike those activities you accomplish that travel in a cattle tank.  It is superior to all of those other activities for several very important reasons. Tanking is better than tubing because you don’t actually have to get in the water, which makes this a great option even when water temperatures are what we’ll call “sub-optimal.”  People happily go tanking even when it’s cold out because Midwesterners are brave and hardly folk who refuse to let a little cold water stop their fun.  Tanking is superior to using a canoe or kayak because it’s almost impossible to capsize a cattle tank.  In addition to being stable they require a staggeringly small amount of effort.  I don’t know about you, but I enjoy the ability to have a great time while being lazy at times.

This is where The Sandhills Motel & Glidden Canoe Rental come into play.  They will set you up with all the tanks you need for a trip and you can choose a two-hour or five-hour trip. (NOTE: All times more or less approximate because tanking is not designed for a strict schedule.) So grab some friends, or loved ones, or mortal enemies, whatever floats your boat.  Combine those people with refreshment and sunscreen (sunscreen is vital) and get ready for a great time on the river without any of that annoying “effort” or “physical fitness” that can be required by other modes of transportation.

If you’d like to find out more about tanking trips in the Sandhills go to http://www.gliddencanoerental.com/ and book your trip.

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