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Steamboat Springs man killed in Garfield County avalanche was riding snowbike in Flat Tops Wilderness
I am fairly certain that snow and ice cover most of Mount Everest, which reaches nearly 30,000 feet above sea level into the sky, so apparently it takes more than just gravity to bring that snow down. I paddle with a group of serious whitewater
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The U.S. Sail Guard requires throwable PFD's on any boat 16' or larger, but it's a good idea to carry one on smaller boats as well. Our Sailing-boat Cushion makes a comfortable seat for everyday use, and is USCG certified as a throwable PFD for emergencies.
Complete Sea Kayak Touring
In Sea Kayaking, , comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere, Philip Woodhouse, Australian paddler and Royal Australian Air Force veteran, shares his years of experience, technical training, and military teaching skills. What began as a personal reference was soon developed as a training manual, recommended by the Victorian Sea Kayak Club to its membersand East Coast Kayaking to their patrons and Australian Canoeing students. Sea Kayaking covers boat design, kit requirements, paddling skills, health and well-being, meteorology, the ocean environment, navigation, communications, conservation andminimal-impact camping, conservation, seamanship, electrical bilge pumps, solar panels, light sources, boat repairs, leadership, risk management, basic...
Complete Sea Kayak Touring is the perfect guide for the newly proficient sea kayaker who's ready to move on to the next level of adventure. It covers everything from boats and gear to paddling techniques, rescues and recoveries, navigation, planning and provisioning, camping and cookery, cold-weather paddling, and more.
When I paddle I do try to make it a point to take mental notes in terms of my own safety and the safety of others in my group. [In particular I am discussing gear in this blog post, but non-gear safety needs to be thought about as well, perhaps this will be a future post]. I will watch people getting ready and start to make my notes. Who has a proper and quickly accessible sea kayaking tow rope and spare paddle. Are PFD's zipped up. I'll wonder if people have spare clothes in case they take a swim and get wet (zippers do sometimes get left unzipped) or will they need to use someone else's. Within the group do we have the proper gear if someone gets hypothermia. I've noticed complacency in both myself and in my paddling partners on day trips. Have we gained so much kayaking experience that we no longer need to carry the 'just in case' gear. I admit on day trips we don't really need a map if we are paddling an area we have paddled 20 times already. I used to carry my VHF radio on a regular basis, but I only seem to carry it on camping trips now. I used to carry a ditch-kit that included a little tarp and a fleece sleeping blanket that can be zipped up like a sleeping bag - but these things seem to have found their way out of my kit. On open crossings I will often paddle ahead of my paddle partners to get the crossing over with. I don't like open crossings so much. During our last paddle we were doing a crossing of only about two kilometres - not a big deal. The sea state was benign and my own complacency kicked in. Wanting to get the crossing over with I had started paddling ahead. As I was paddling I was thinking about tow ropes. I checked my mental notes and realized that I was in possession of one of the only two sea kayaking tow ropes within my group, and I was paddling away from my partners with this very important piece of sea kayaking gear. What if something happened back there and someone needed to be towed. Only one person had the ability to do a proper tow. Yes, the tow rope could be handed off to someone else, but it would be far easier and better to get a tandem tow going. We are kayakers. But we are humans first and therefore subject to the human condition, complacency being one of them. As we gain more experience and skill in our kayaking ventures it seems we tend to let things slide. The tow rope we used to take, and have readily accessible, is left at home, in our car, or tucked away in our hatch. We lose our whistle one day and don't make it a point to go and pick one up before the next paddle. Personally, I see that I have to try to do better and make the effort to get out of my own complacent behavior. She couldn't care less if my paddling partners or I freeze or drawn out on the ocean. she will not cradle us and make it all better. And every time we go for one more paddle we add to the chance that we are gonna get a good sized chunk of the left cheek of our derriere bitten off. So it just makes sense that we try to be a little better equipped in gear and in skill to deal with situations that might arise in our pursuits of the great outdoors. Hell, I don't even seem to take an extra paddle anymore. On the plus side, we are careful who we paddle with thereby hopefully minimizing the risk of something bad happening. But, I recognize that anything can happen to even the best of paddlers (take Jim P for example). I guess we should identify the absolute bare necessities we should take on every day paddle. Though I hate the extra weight in the kayak when taking out or putting in. Tony :-).
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PFD Buyers Guide for Kayaking | Kayak Academy
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Men's PFDs - Life Jackets for Kayaking - Kayak Academy
Our Men's PFDs are comfortable for kayaking and other paddle sports, and unlike cheaper life jackets these PFDs are designed to last for years of heavy wear.
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Wear Your PFD," Sea Kayak 'Elitists' Urge
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Chicago Area Sea Kayakers Association (CASKA): Safety
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