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Boating Safety for "Man's Best Friend"

Learn the proper techniques for safety bringing your dog on the water or next river trip. And don't forget the dog life jacket!

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Cold Shock: 5 Golden Rules for Boating in Cold Water

Cold shock is the leading cause of death in paddlesports. Prevent it with 5 Golden Rules for Boating in Cold Water.

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Cold Water Protection and Hypothermia

Walbridge on the dangers of hypothermia and how to protect yourself.

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Cold-Water Layering

Base, insulating and outer layers allow you to add and remove pieces to match changing conditions, and help your body maintain a safe, comfortable temperature.

How To Choose, Safety

Drysuits Don't Make You Bulletproof

Your drysuit is only one piece of your boating safety system.

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Fabrics That Protect You From the Sun

Fabrics that provide effective protection from our sun's harmful rays.

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Helmet Know How

Do you need a paddlesports-specific helmet? Yes. Can't you just re-use your bike (or other sport) helmet? Nope. Let us explain.

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How to Extend Your Boating Season

Moving from summer boating to cold-weather adventures requires new knowledge and preparation. Learn the tips to extend your boating season.

How To Choose, Safety

How to Prevent Heat Loss

Understanding the mechanisms of heat loss, and gain, helps us plan strategies for regulating that loss so we stay safe and comfortable when out paddling.

Skills & Tips, Safety

Is Your Life Jacket Safe?

Learn how to know with certainty that the life jacket or PFD you've purchased is safe and Coast Guard approved (and what that even means!).

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We've Come a Long, Long Way, Baby

There wasn't always such a great selection of life jackets to choose from.

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When the PFD Fits... Wear It!

Many tragedies can be prevented by wearing a correctly sized life jacket or Personal Flotation Device (PFD). We'll show you how to size and fit a life jacket.

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When the PFD Fits... Wear it! Part II: Kids

NRS shows you how to find the right PFD or life jacket for your child or youth and how to teach your child to wear, adjust and utilize their new PFD.

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