Tag: boating

Safe boating tips to follow while going for kayaking

Safe boating tips to follow while going for kayaking

Sports
With kayaking sports now the most popular participatory outdoor activity among Americans (even more than softball) bringing increasing numbers of paddlers to the Elkhorn, a coalition of organizations saw the need to alert those un-familiar with this popular whitewater stream to a safer way to enjoy its many and varied wonders. While recognizing that the natural environment poses risks for the boating public, the purpose of this is to describe some of these risks and how to better manage them. Water levels Always keep in mind that the gauge on the US 460 Bridge pylon is color-coded: red covers levels above 3 feet (means do not paddle unless an expert paddler. as the dam life-threatening), yellow covers 1.5 - 3 feet (means that your skills need to be intermediate or expert with no ...
Swift kayak, kayaking ethical code and outdoor activities on Sanibel Island

Swift kayak, kayaking ethical code and outdoor activities on Sanibel Island

Lifestyle
Developing a personal code of ethics for swift kayak takes more than reviewing someone else's list of recommendations. It takes personal commitment, time on the water, and thoughtful analysis of new ideas or experiences. Take these recommendations with a grain of salt, be skeptical and adopt them through the lens of your own experience and personal success. Most of all, share what works with others and preserve the waterfront for future use by paddlers that have yet to come. Pre-Trip Planning - You are the primary person available to ensure your own safety in swift kayak. Good pre-trip planning will reflect this responsibility. Be aware of regulations and special concerns that apply to the area to be traveled Be prepared for extreme weather conditions, natural hazards, and commo...