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Old 06-24-2007, 09:51 AM
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Preparing for immersion

After a day trip I took yesterday on the Middle Youghiogheny River between Confluence, PA and Ohiopyle, PA, I got to thinking about immersion preparedness. The waters in question on this trip were mostly pretty mild, but with a few sections of rapids peaking at about II-II+ (can be higher during dam releases). My wife and I were in a canoe that was outfitted with bow and stern flotation, and we were wearing PFD's of course. All our gear was lashed or bungeed into the canoe, and we had a spare NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:25 PM
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Immersion and Other Emergency Preparedness

For 9 consecutive years my wife and I ventured into the wilds, mainly in Canada, on wilderness canoe NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:22 PM
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Oh yeah, I forgot about the 2 throw bags we had (one bow and one stern).

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Old 06-24-2007, 08:11 PM
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Your clothing choice should always be based on water temperature regardless of air temperature.
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:30 PM
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I just noticed this part of practical backpacking...I too do both backpacking and kayaking.
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A potential hypothermia kit for paddling:

Hypothermia Kit

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Old 08-29-2008, 04:55 PM
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I usually wear a drysuit 8 months of the year in the NY area.

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