On the Water: What's In Your Safety Kit?

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On the Water: What's In Your Safety Kit?

Thinking about taking out a paddleboard, canoe/kayak or small motor boat out on the water this summer? Here’s what you need to take with you to make sure you stay safe.

Assistant Camp Director Jeff and his boys show you what you should have in your water safety kit.

BONUS: After you watch the video, scroll down below for a full list of safety kit items for different sized boats.

Paddleboard

  • Lifejacket
  • Whistle or sounding device
  • Watertight flashlight - if paddling in low light or dusk conditions


Canoe/Kayak

  • Lifejacket
  • Whistle or sounding device
  • Buoyant heavy line at least 15M (49.3ft long)
  • Bailer or manual bilge pump
  • Watertight flashlight - if paddling in low light or dusk conditions

Small Motor Boat (Up to 6M - 19.8 ft

  • Lifejacket
  • Whistle or sounding device
  • Buoyant heavy line at least 15M (49.3ft long)
  • Bailer or manual bilge pump
  • Watertight flashlight - if paddling in low light or dusk conditions
  • 1 manual propelling device (paddle) or achor with 15 M (50ft) of rope
  • Watertight flashlight or 3 Type A, B or C Flares