Just because you are the leader, it doesn’t mean you always have to be at the front. On easy water you may decide to let one of your group go first, to allow them to make their own decisions and … Continue reading
“Avoidance is better than cure” is about pre-empting what may happen and putting in to place measures to either eliminate or manage the risk. This is where the river leader’s experience based judgement comes in to play.
First of all, everybody in you group needs to be in line of sight, so that you can see that they are OK and also to be able to pass signals. That doesn’t mean that you, as the leader have … Continue reading
Recently, I was asked to write an article on river leadership for my local kayaking club. I’ve decided to reproduce it here on the iboutdoor blog as a short series. So here goes…. River Leadership I’m a great believer in that … Continue reading
Externally mounted river knives are a little frowned upon in the UK, mostly because they look quite aggressive and our rivers are usually fairly close to urban areas. In the past, I have carried a folding knife in the pocket … Continue reading