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. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/2UJb6B2fJpI This is how the state does it. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/-jy084sKX08 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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