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Informational: How to Stay Warm When Boating

…playboating all winter. Under my drysuit, I wear NRS WaveLite base layers. I wear a WaveLite Union Suit by itself, or on cold days (below 40 degrees) I wear a WaveLite Shirt or the Pungo over my union suit. If I double up on base layers my core always stays warm. Your core will also stay warmer if…

Informational: Preparing for Cold-Season Boating

…you’re going to boat on cold water you need to plan how to dress to stay safe and warm. Terry, Jon and Casey shedding layers after an NRS spring boating trip. © Pam Rogers Cold water kills * Simple as that. Read what Charlie Walbridge has to say in “Cold Water Protection and…

Informational: Cold Water Protection and Hypothermia

…the body 25 times faster than air. Like windchill, the effects of cold water increase when the current is fast. Sudden immersion in snowmelt or spring runoff is extremely debilitating, causing a substantial loss of strength, coordination, and judgment rather quickly. All cold-weather paddlers should…

Informational: Winter Paddling at its Warmest

…enjoyable during the winter verses being a cold experience that keeps your mind and body from wanting to boat again until the sun comes out in the spring. My first day in 2013 was warm even though it was one of the coldest days for air and water temperature I have experienced. It was 32 degrees in…

Informational: What's in the Water

…in the water, nearby evidence of mining, strong mineral odor, un-natural water colors like bright blues or greens, metallic, or salty taste. Hot spring water should be avoided, since it frequently contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals. No standard portable treatment methods make these…

Informational: Safety and Rescue Discussion Group

Safety and Rescue Discussion Group L to R: Cody, Charlie, Karl, Blake, Brian In the spring, NRS puts on boating safety training for its employees. We try to schedule our good friend Charlie Walbridge to lead the training session. Charlie is the coauthor of the Whitewater Rescue Manual and one of the…

Informational: Preventing Shoulder Injuries

Safety and Rescue Discussion Group L to R: Cody, Charlie, Karl, Blake, Brian In the spring, NRS puts on boating safety training for its employees. We try to schedule our good friend Charlie Walbridge to lead the training session. Charlie is the coauthor of the Whitewater Rescue Manual and one of the…

Informational: Yoga for Off-Season Paddling Fitness

…your body’s function and help you heal up some old injuries. Second, yoga improves your breathing, so when you hit the water again in the spring, you won’t feel as winded. Third, the yoga exercises are not isolated to one area of the body: they both strengthen and stretch the muscles…

Informational: Riding the Flood

…flow out into the surrounding countryside, taking you into trees, brush, fences and other entrapment obstacles. * Cold water. Especially in the spring, cold water significantly increases the risk of hypothermia. * Fast current. Normally, the higher the water, the faster it is flowing. Things happen…

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