Paddling Safely

   
 
  • ALWAYS WEAR YOUR PFD
    • Make sure it is zipped up and cinched tight.
  • DON’T use DRUGS/ALCOHOL while boating
  • Know how to swim
  • The water is COLD!
    • Bring an extra pair of dry clothes
  • ONLY paddle in conditions that YOU and ALL of your paddling buddies can handle SAFELY
  • Make sure you know how to do a "wet exit" if kayaking
  • SCOUT Rapids if you have not paddled them before
  • AVOID Strainer & Sweepers
  • Carry an EXTRA paddle in your canoe
  • DON’T OVERLOAD Your boat
    • Tie equipment into you boat so you don’t lose it if you swamp
  • STAY LOW
    • You will be more stable with a lower center of gravity
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