can save his life next time. Here's what I wrote, maybe others can add to it.
#1. Learn how to use the USGS River Gauges for the waterway you plan to use. The gauge will give you real-time conditions and tell you when it in flood stage. Paddlers everywhere agree not to run in flood stage because professional rescuers need to do their work unhindered, also the strainers can kill you. #2 Learn to lean, rudder and back paddle, basic boat control moves. #3. Find a group of experienced people to paddle with who you can bounce ideas off of. People who can tell you no.
Recreational Kayak Paddle
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