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Packrafting sees boom in popularity

...Alpacka's rafts weigh anywhere from three and a half to six pounds. With the addition of a paddle, helmet and flotation device, the whole set up adds about 10 pounds to a person's pack.Several manufacturers have cropped up making packrafts...
What others say: Rain makes good judgement imperative on Interior waters

...are a necessity, as is a good understanding of where and how you plan to put in and take out.Even when wearing flotation devices, if you find yourself in the water, taking proper action is imperative. It takes only minutes in the water before...
Making good decisions on the water

...unsuccessful, but there are six people who lived to fish another day.Thankfully, all six people were wearing personal flotation devices. A life jacket doesn't guarantee survival, not in the Kenai River's cold waters and dangerous currents, but...
Local fisherman dead after fishing accident in Bristol Bay

...skiff until a nearby fishing boat rescued them, according to the troopers report. None of the men were wearing flotation devices, DeVuyst said. The night before he died, Voss called friends in Soldotna to tell them that he missed them, loved...
Refuge Notebook: Surviving an aircraft crash in the water

...such as the physical capabilities of the person responsible for opening the emergency exits to where the personal flotation device is located, could make a world of difference.In the case of an emergency, Rick laid out 7 steps for a successful...
Nikiski, Soldotna and Kenai fire departments increase water rescue capabilities with 3-day course

...docks he covered issues from tying up boats with a cleat hitch for quick release to selecting the right personal flotation device for rescue work to communications to boat handling and actual wet rescue scenarios and methods in the river and out...
Think safety this holiday

...sure other safety precautions are followed too - check your equipment before you depart. Marine radios and personal flotation devices don't do a whole lot of good if they're not functioning or left at home. For everyone celebrating Independence...
Seward man dies in boating accident

...saw Moore floating down the river. Ronald Cone and Moore were wearing life jackets, and the younger Cone wore no flotation device, troopers reported. The men had planned to go moose hunting, having obtained a moose draw permit for the area...
Safe Kids Kenai Peninsula splashes into safety water event

...parents and caregivers attended the event and learned about water safety and 72 of them purchased Mustang personal flotation devices (PFDs) for a discount. We greatly appreciate and thank Kenai River Sportfishing Association who has generously...
News and Notes

...for kids. Upon completing the stations you will be able to purchase a proper fitting child's Mustang personal flotation device for $15, while supplies last. For more information call Jane at 714-4539 or email's...


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