Kayaking First Aid

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

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Kayaking For Beginners

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.

 

 

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Choosing a Recreational or Sea Kayak

An  overview with actual demonstrations of recreation and sea kayaks.

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How To Re-Enter Your Kayak

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.

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Paddling In Cold Weather

Austin Kayak published a great article called 5 Tips to Extend Your Paddling in Cold Weather.

In it they made several good points:

  1. Make sure you have the right equipment
  2. Layer
  3. Stay well fed and hydrated
  4. Be familiar with rescue techniques
  5. Wear your PFD

Read the full article here.

Cold Weather Layering Guide. Image from Austin Kayak.

 

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What Happens If I Flip

Video from Paddling.com.

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Plastic vs. Composite Kayaks

This video is courtesy of Paddling.com.

Learn the differences between plastic and composite kayaks where it pertains to weight, combing, bulkheads and durability.

 

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Demonstration of the Boat over Boat Rescue in Sea Kayaking

Demonstration and brief explanation on performing a boat over boat rescue in sea kayaks.

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NWORR 12-11-2018 Meeting Minutes

 

Notes and minutes from the December Planning Meeting.

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Cold Water Boot Camp Video

Tips on how to survive a fall into cold water.

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