Float plan

Few people utilize a float plan, plain and simple. But they are important to prevent a mishap from becoming dangerous.

And just because canoes and kayaks aren’t motorized doesn’t mean they get a pass.

Any canoe/kayak expedition, no matter how short in duration, should include a checklist of safety items that includes personal floatation devices, VHF radio, compass, first aid kit and devices that can reveal one’s location.

It’s important to give someone you trust a float plan consisting of the number of people participating in the trip, where you are departing from, your intended destination and what type of communication you’ll have available.

About John Flores 150 Articles
John Flores was enticed in 1984 to leave his western digs in New Mexico for the Sportsman’s Paradise by his wife Christine. Never looking back, the author spends much of his free time writing about and photographing the state’s natural resources.

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