Mirror Staff

The Litchfield River Access is open for the season so it’s a great time to familiarize ourselves with some basic safety tips.

Paddling off without taking some basic precautions is like hitting the trail without the proper equipment. Why temp fate? If you’d like to enjoy many happy returns on your kayaking adventures, then follow these simple safety guidelines:

  • Plan a trip within your capabilities
  • Research local hazards and weather
  • Create and share a float plan
  • Bring essential safety gear
  • Dress for immersion
  • Don’t go solo

For more tips click the REI website here: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/kayak-safety.html