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Capsize Recovery

If you paddle with others you should be thinking of ways to utilize the members of your group whenever…

The traditional All In Recovery takes some time and a good deal of orchestration and manipulation to…

The Eskimo paddle recovery is a variation of the Eskimo bow recovery (See USK article, "Eskimo Bow…

When the original kayakers capsized exiting their kayak was not an option because of the cold water.…

I never heard of stirrup (sometimes called a sling) recoveries until I met a guide from the Pacific…

The "Scoop Rescue" is a method for getting an injured or disabled kayaker back in their kayak. Since I…

It is always good to have a few different ways to perform a capsize recovery. The main solo recovery…

There are two ways of swimming through a rapid. You can swim defensively or offensively. Defensive…

The best rescues are the most basic rescues and the ones that keep the rescuer as clear as possible from…

During my years of teaching sea kayaking I have seen numerous dual capsizes when a T-Recovery was being…

As with all kayaks every different design has its advantages and disadvantages. Paddling a double is no…

Sit-On-Tops (SOT's) are one of the many categories of boats that fall in the realm of paddle craft. As…

The hand up rescue/recovery has more recently been named the "Hand of God" (HOG) rescue. Remember our…

We have already presented two other re-entries that can be used by the paddler after they have wet…

The traditional re-enter and pump recovery usually performed by doubles partners takes…

Ever since I started promoting the concept of wet re-entries, instead of climbing on your kayak for…

This variation of the paddle float recovery is designed for paddlers who have difficulty climbing onto…

The paddle float can be a very handy device if you use it often enough to become accustomed to its…

Let's assume you've practiced your wet exits until you are comfortable with them. Now it's time to get…

The most efficient solo recovery after a capsize is a roll. However, sooner or later all of us end up…

The wet entry is more commonly referred to as a wet re-entry, because most paddlers use it to get back…

There may come a time when you do not have assistance and you have to enter your kayak as quickly as…

Once upon a time before bulkheads and proper floatation, if you capsized in your kayak and had to do a…

The TX-Recovery, like the "T" or the "HI" recovery, is named for the configuration…