Category Archives: Paddling Adventure Safety

In the Wilderness or City – Be Prepared for Emergencies

An Unexpected Situation

Recently, my wife and I happened upon a serious auto accident while visiting family in Texas.  We were the first on the scene, and a woman was bleeding badly.  We were in a rental car and had no emergency kit.  Well, we thought, we have to help and hoped we would do the...
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5 Safety Keys to BWCA Paddling

Every year there are remarkably few safety-related incidents in the Boundary Waters wilderness.  For instance, in 2015, a boy had to be rescued after going over a falls in a canoe.  (He will be fine.) A wilderness paddling adventure is unique in that it has many aspects of safety.  Certainly water safety is involved.  But so are...
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