Category Archives: Water Safety

Unintentionally Saving Lives

I mentioned to a neighbor that I needed to go shopping for a new PFD, same guy who uses the equipment I was so down on. He tells me that the kid won’t ride in the boats with him anymore … Continue reading

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Boat and Water Safety

I was kind of freaked that I made one post about water safety and rescue, and have to follow it with a news story about a missing rafter who drowned. That had me checking my personal gear and I found … Continue reading

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Yough River News

Search For Missing Ohiopyle Rafter Set To Resume OHIOPYLE (KDKA) – The search for a missing rafter at Ohiopyle State Park is set to resume Sunday morning. According to officials, 22-year-old Rob Vega from Lancaster, went missing on Saturday while … Continue reading

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White Water Safety and Rescue

This is important as it illustrate self rescue techniques. This is how the state does it. I’m wondering how many boats they turned back that tried to help? It used to be the local fire chief would get … Continue reading

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Talking About Boats

Back when I was fleshing out what I wanted in a boat for a planned expedition, I ran afoul of a bunch of know-it-alls. Big on advice they wouldn’t never put in to practice personally and generally useless in any … Continue reading

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River Trip

I got my first prep for the river trip in the mail yesterday. a spanking brand new wet suit from Dive Masters. It was an year end closeout for last years model. No big, and it is warm. I put … Continue reading

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The Trip, The Plans.

M’kay, I just learned more stuff about building boats than I thought there was. There are two boats in the works right now. 1 scow and 1 kayak and there are a multitude of preparations. One is to get my … Continue reading

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Announcing My River Adventure

I have got interested in boats big time. Which leaves me with a trip that would be fulfillment of a life long dream. A little back story is required. My great-grandfather made a trip down the Youghiogheny River in a … Continue reading

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