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Paddler's Safety Checklist - Safety Series

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Paddler's Safety Checklist

  • Be a swimmer
  • File a float plan
  • Wear a lifejacket
  • Know the weather forecast
  • Know the water venue
  • Carry a compass, chart or map
  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Wear a hat or helmet
  • Wear proper footwear
  • First aid kit & GPS locator
  • Carry a whistle
  • Rescue gear
  • Bilge pump
  • Sun protection
  • Drybag with extra clothing

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