Tag:rescue equipment

Mustang Survival, Wing Get New Leadership

Outdoor industry professional Kenny Ballard has been appointed Vancouver, B.C.-based Mustang Survival’s new president. Ballard takes over responsibilities from Juanita Killen, who stepped into...

How to Use a VHF Radio

Flares, Epirbs, Sat phones, Spot locator beacons, cell phones and even smoke signals are all great. But there’s no better rescue tool than actual...

The Great Tow Tether Debate

The Great Tow Tether / Cow Tail Debate Yes, this debate was just brought up again by Abe Herrera and Kevin Cripps in the podcast,...

PL Whitewater Kayaking Essentials Sampler (with Vids!)

Whitewater kayaking's essential gear for creek boating answers the question: What do you need to be fully outfitted when kayaking the steeps and/or runs...

State-of-the-art flood rescue facility in Houston offers flood, swift-water, low-head dam training and more for first responders

With up to 15 inches of rain flooding parts of the Dallas area in late August, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a disaster declaration for 23...

PFD, Wetsuit, H20-proof Phone Case Save SUPper (Special Water Sports Foundation Report)

Heading out supping? Make sure you have all the right gear, as evidenced by the following report from the Water Sports Foundation, detailing how...

NRS Movin’ and Shakin’

Moscow, Idaho’s Northwest River Supplies (NRS) is making moves with big internal developments including promotions in senior leadership, expansion of the product development team...

How to Choose a Throw Bag

What is the right throw bag for you? A throw bag is arguably the most important piece of safety equipment in your arsenal of river...

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Alpacka Unveils 3 New Models for ’24: Behold the Rendezvous, Tango and Refuge (Plus an Update to the Valkyri)

Alpacka Raft has been working overtime this past season on its various designs, with proof coming this spring with its...
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A Test of Pelican’s 1120 Protector Case, A Lost Boat and a Swim to Remember

Photo by Mike Hagadorn I was about to be a new father and had been working as a rep for...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Mom: Mother Solo Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Let's just say that's a heckuva lot of strokes, blisters and not having to think about packing kids' lunches...

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