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The essential emergency pack for a kayaking adventure

  • Jun 11, 2014

When embarking on an adventurous kayaking escapade, outdoorsmen can plan and prepare until their fingers are blue, but there are some emergencies that cannot be prevented. Environmental factors, such as weather, contact with wild animals or shifting topographical features can all affect the way your boat interacts with the water.

Seasoned kayakers know that their journey can change in an instant, with the stroke of their oar or the thrust of a wave. Because of this, adventurers should be sure to store an emergency pack in their kayak prior to venturing on their path. When properly stowed, this bag can be a lifesaver, providing people with the necessary equipment they need in case they lose their belongings on the trail.

There are three options for the physical placement of your pack: stowed deep in the kayak's bow, sitting behind the rower or tied around the waist. The first option is useful for those who are venturing through treacherous waters and may lose their things during the journey, but will not come in handy if an adventurer is separated from his kayak. The second should be employed if the rescue pack features a floating device or small rope that can be grabbed in a pinch or tied around the wrist. However, during rapid waters, the bag can easily become lost - or worse, cause the kayaker to become tangled. The final option is ideal for those who don't require much to survive on their own, such as men who are adept huntsmen.

Men should be sure to keep certain survival essentials on their bodies at all times, such as emergency radio communicators and a watch compass. Bags, on the other hand, should feature the following, based on their size:

  • Nonperishable food
  • Emergency flares
  • Jacket or blanket
  • Matches
  • Pocket knife
  • First-aid 
  • Batteries 
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant

Kayaking can be an extremely dangerous adventure. Therefore, you must be prepared for whatever situation arises. That is why the PRW3000-2B is the best choice for your adventure! The watch has all the tools necessary to make your kayaking adventure nothing short of a success! Let the PRW3000-2B steer you to shore with its built-in compass, and grab yours today!