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  Still pond on a moonlit night:: Heaven!
  Posted by: Waterbird on Apr-03-10 5:49 PM (EST)

I've been kayaking solo for many years---ponds, lakes, sheltered ocean harbors, flat rivers, day, night, March through December. I've been in conditions that made me nervous a few times, but have never had a mishap on the water (ok, just one: 20 feet from shore, caused by a dog). I love solo kayaking. Keys to safe solo kayaking:

-- Know your ability and don't exceed it.
-- Carry safety equipment and know how to use it
-- Don't take chances
-- Know your route
-- Leave extra time in case you get lost
-- Carry an emergency kit containing food, clothing, shelter, and fire on day trips to remote areas. See backpacker's list of "Ten Essentials."
-- Make sure your kayak can handle the conditions
-- Don't take chances in cold water.
-- Learn about wilderness survival

There are calm, warm days when it would be hard to get in trouble on a small pond. Start small and build your confidence.

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