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A.) Protect body with proper clothing for Immersion
B.) Weather, wind, wave reports crucial
C.) Thermoses, food, backup supplies of food
D.) Survival Kits - shelter, fire, warmth
E.) Planning Ahead - SPOT units, letting people know
F.) Personal Responsibility - knowing what we can handle
G.) Daylight Factor - it gets dark fast
Plenty of Autumn fun to be had on the water.
It just needs some pre-planning and thought
before launching on a whim when the sun shines a bit.