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SAFETY & RESCUE

 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.      Psalms 46:1
 

 

 

updated 12-29-14

 

About.com  -  40 articles on paddling safety and precautions
American Canoe Association  -  Top 10 Safety Tips
American Whitewater Assoc.  -  Whitewater safety code, river signals, int'l river scale.
Clothing for cold water/weather  -  Paddling.net the Kayakers
CPR  -  Mayo Clinic,
 University of Washington School of Medicine online training
Hypothermia
Ocean Kayak  -  Basic safety rules plus how to re-enter a capsized SOT

also see "HOW TO" for rescues, tows, navigation, pJ111itbwtwumps, etc.

 

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In CANADA:    The minimum required safety equipment for Canoes and Kayaks
                         not over 6M in length is:

   Personal protection equipment
1. One Canadian-approved personal flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each person on board. 
   US citizens may use a US approved PFD in Canada (in the US a US citizen must use a US approved PFD
   but a Canadian citizen may use either a US or Canadian approved PFD).
2. One buoyant heaving line of not less than 15m in length.

   Boat safety equipment
3. One manual propelling device.
   OR
   an anchor with not less than 15 m of cable, rope or chain in any combination.
4. One bailer (can be a can) or one manual water pump fitted with or accompanied by sufficient hose
   to enable a person using the pump  to pump water from the bilge of the vessel over the side of the vessel.


   Navigation equipment
5. A sound-signaling device or a sound-signaling appliance.
6. Navigation lights that meet the applicable standards set out in the Collision Regulations if the pleasure craft is
   operated after sunset and before sunrise or in periods of restricted visibility (a flash light).

 


American Canoe Association
"SmartStart for Paddlers"
 

VIDEO


American Canoe Association
"Life Jackets Float, Do You?"


VIDEO


American Canoe Association
"Strategy to Safe Sea Kayaking"


VIDEO


American Canoe Association
"Defensive Boating Primer"


VIDEO


Low Head Dam Danger


VIDEO

 


 

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