Kayaking is a sport out of many that you can explore and undertake. Like any other sports, however, you’re going to need to know which things you can and cannot do. It’s a good way of making sure you enjoy instead of not.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Kayak
Enjoy kayaking with these few do’s and don’ts from people who’ve done kayaking:
DO buy something to keep things dry, DON’T worry about getting wet. A good investment is to buy a tarp that can keep gear dry. It is also a good deterrent for tent leaks. Do not worry about keeping your feet, or any part of your body, dry; it’s nearly impossible to do so. Instead, pack extra clothes to change into later.
DO enjoy the experience, DON’T enjoy too much. Don’t stress about the small stuff—learn, live, and breathe in the experience. Enjoy the water and the experience of paddling. That being said, always be ready with your safety gear. You can enjoy doubly if you have prepared for any possible events that may happen.
DO enjoy the sun, DON’T forget to pack as if the sun won’t shine. Anything can happen during your trip, so it pays to be extra-vigilant. Even as you pack sunscreens and sun visors to keep the sun away, it’s handy to find ways to keep dry clothes. You need to prepare for wet weather too.
DO prepare for safety, DON’T fret over blisters. As you paddle, it will always happen—blisters might appear on your hands, so it’s always a good thing to keep an ointment handy. Wear gloves if you have them. You should also have some safety gear along as well. You never know when you, or other people, might need them.
Enjoyment is a Priority, too
Kayaking is a great hobby to pick up. However, as it is done mostly on the water, do follow all safety precautions that come with water sports. Learn to have fun safely, and you’ll find yourself enjoying mostly and not worrying much.