With the 2012 sea kayaking season just around the corner we’re all getting pretty psyched to hit some warmer water! That makes this a great time to dust off the paddling cobwebs and there’s no better place to start than with some safety review. In this series of posts I aim to comment on the following:
- Identify Common Paddling Injuries
- Present Prevention and Treatment Strategies for Each Injury Type Including:
- Muscle and joint injuries
- Cuts and abrasions
- Heat-related injuries
- Sea sickness
- Cold-related injuries
- Shoulder dislocation
- Life-threatening emergencies
***Note that these conditions are presented in order from most likely to very unlikely.
Check back for future posts in this series to help you make a safer and more well-informed paddler. I’ll leave you with an obvious but important kayaking safety message:
Happy and Safe Paddling!