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Cold Weather Kayaking

Post By:dpoole on 11/20/2014 7:43am
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The cold weather kayak seminar is getting some word of mouth advertising. I think that room will be full.

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Post By: andy on 11/20/2014 2:46pm

I can't make it, but someone should probably mention in the talk - that there will be 'followup' discussion in the FSKA meeting - the following Tues eve.
Andy

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Post By: dpoole on 11/25/2014 9:21am

Paddling.Net posted this story ......... It is why we live in Florida I think.

http://www.paddling.net/articles/feature.html?show=120&utm_source=email_newsletter&utm_medium=email

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Post By: dpoole on 11/26/2014 6:17am

Presentation was last night at REI. We had a nice presentation on hypothermia and gear to combat it. Luckily we live in Florida. Attached you will see the hand out.

[URL=http://s738.photobucket.com/user/GrumpyOldBakerman/media/hypothermia_zpsff971961.jpg.html] [/URL]

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Post By: dpoole on 12/1/2014 2:40pm

Another way to kayak in cold weater is to launch later and leave earlier. Last weekend it was 35 when we got up. As each hour went by the temp rose 10 degrees. Launching at 10am instead of 9am gave us 50 degree launch on spring fed water. One mile in we were shedding layers. Of course the return trip downstream caused us to add layers again. Once the sun went down everything started chilling again.

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Post By: gbailey on 12/7/2014 8:22pm

Very true. Also, its that time of year when even we in Florida should be packing a "dry bag" for day trips. In my dry bag I have a complete change of clothes (sweat shirt and pants, thick gloves and socks and a beanie cap, towel) that I would use in case of a capsize. That bag is already packed and will stay packed and in my boat until April. Had to use it one time: another paddler capsized on a windy winter day on Lake Guana and got very cold, couldn't stop shivering. I was happy to help him recover.

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Post By: dpoole on 12/8/2014 7:00am

Some of those survival blankets are easy to pack and can be fashioned into a jacket/vest if the weather catches you under layered.

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