Universal 먹튀검증커뮤니티 Communication

Five basic messages are recognized universally by paddlers to share

information over the sounds of rushing water. These are similar in concept

to those used by soldiers on a silent patrol.

  • Stop ? Hold the paddle with both hands straight up over your

head. Other paddlers should stop safely as soon as they can and

wait for additional signals.

  • Help/ Emergency ? The paddler can blow three long blasts on

a whistle (which should be standard equipment attached to the

life vest). With the paddle held up vertically, hand just above the

lower blade, the 먹튀사이트 paddler should wave the paddle side to side.

Unless another paddler is specifically trained in emergency

response, all paddlers should remain at a safe distance.

  • All Clear ? The paddle is held still with one hand, straight up

in the air.

  • Directions ? Hold the paddle vertically, straight and high, in

the direction to proceed. This should always be to the clear path,

not towards an obstacle or hazard.

  • Are you OK? ? With the hands, point to the person in question

and tap the top of your head three times.

Planning a Trip

The first step in planning a group trip is to know the ability levels of the

participants and the level of difficulty of the proposed route. It is always

best to have experience on the water you plan to paddle with a group.

Awareness of the weather is also important because unanticipated rain,

wind, extreme cold or heat can change a pleasant trip into a miserable one.

Along with personal experience, talking with others who have experience in

that area is beneficial as are guidebooks and local maps. Before heading

out, the concept of working as a group needs to be clarified. This includes

co-responsibility for maintaining communication, watching for obstacles

and practicing personal safety and responsibility. Roles for other specific

functions are then assigned. These roles include:

  • Trip leader ? assumes overall responsibility for the group,

preparations and knowledge of the proposed route. The leader

essentially calls the shots ? carries the map, compass, safety and

rescue gear, repair kit and extra paddle. This person should have

knowledge of the medical or physical limitations of any group

member and assign a second-in-command to provide back up or


  • Sweep ? should have strong skills and the ability to perform

rescues. This paddler brings up the rear to keep an eye on the

whole group.

  • Rescue ? all paddlers should understand that the two kayaks

closest to someone in trouble are the initial responders. Other

paddlers not involved in the rescue should pull over and wait or

help if necessary.

Everyone is responsible for carrying their own necessary gear and any

extra can be divided up among group members. (See Chapter 2 about


All the same guidelines apply for an extended trip and a short trip. For a

longer excursion, the addition of camping gear and extra food is the major

consideration. Group members should take on particular tasks in

preparation for the trip and all the rules for specific functions within the

group accepted. There is a higher level of endurance required for long trips,

so physical condition and limitations need to be seriously assessed and

accounted for. There should be designated contact persons in the event of

needing to get information ‘home’ and a ‘float plan’ should also be left with someone on land to keep track of the progress of the trip.


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