How often do you think about First Aid while kayaking? Probably not often enough.
Bandages, Ibuprofen, antihistamines, extra water; these are just a few of the things that should go into your first aid kit.
Here are a few articles to review to help you create your kit:
Trip Tips: Build the Ultimate Paddling First Aid Kit
A Paddling First-Aid Kit
Building a Paddling First Aid Kit
Learn the golden rules of recreational kayaking for beginners including how to paddle efficiently and plan ahead in order to stay safe and enjoy your time on the water.
An overview with actual demonstrations of recreation and sea kayaks.
This video shows helpful tips on how to get back in a sit-on kayak after it has flipped in water that is too deep to touch the bottom.
Austin Kayak published a great article called
5 Tips to Extend Your Paddling in Cold Weather.
In it they made several good points:
Make sure you have the right equipment
Stay well fed and hydrated
Be familiar with rescue techniques
Wear your PFD
Read the full article
Cold Weather Layering Guide. Image from Austin Kayak.
This video is courtesy of Paddling.com.
Learn the differences between plastic and composite kayaks where it pertains to weight, combing, bulkheads and durability.
Demonstration and brief explanation on performing a boat over boat rescue in sea kayaks.
Notes and minutes from the December Planning Meeting.
Tips on how to survive a fall into cold water.