Canoeing is an exciting sport/recreational activity. It is a great way to connect with nature whilst getting a great upper-body workout. When planning a canoeing trip, it is important to wear the proper clothing and bring the right equipment to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. If you are planning an upcoming canoeing trip, here are some essentials you should know before embarking out on your journey.
Dress the part- Remember to dress for the upcoming weather conditions. It is best to look up the local weather in the area before starting your trip so you will know what to expect. Because there are typically bugs and insects near water, it is important to protect you skin from possible bites. Even if the weather is hot, it is best to bring along a long sleeve shirt to protect from bugs and sun damage. Moisture wicking athletic wear will help prevent the build-up of sweat and keep you cool during your journey.
Sunscreen/Repellant- When planning any prolonged outdoor activities, you should always pack sunscreen. Choose for a sport sunscreen because they tend to last longer and are known to be more environmentally friendly. It is also wise to pack bug repellant, it will be hard to focus on canoeing if your arms are getting bit by mosquitos. Remember to bring these with you during the trip as you may need to re-apply them once or twice.
Here are a few things to pack:
- Light snacks (Protein bars/ trail mix)
- Cell Phone (waterproof case)
- Extra paddle
- Floatation device
- Signaling device
- First Aid Kit
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