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Surviving Hypothermia When Out on the Water

A day of fun out on the water can quickly turn dangerous — even tragic. Hypothermia, the condition when a person’s core temperature reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, can set in suddenly and even cause death through heart and respiratory failure. Hypothermia can occur from many instances: a boater gets soaked in cold waters when their boat capsizes; an …

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4 Best Personal Locator Beacons that Could Save Your Life

A personal locator beacon (PLB) is a crucial part of any safety kit when boating, mountain climbing, or out in the wilderness. Designed to direct search and rescue teams to your location in the event of an accident, these are more durable than cell phones and strong enough to function almost anywhere. Even the best …

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How to Teach a Dog to Swim

While some dogs such as labrador retrievers and most spaniels are natural born swimmers, others aren’t exactly comfortable in the water right away. Fortunately, most dogs can be taught to swim. Teaching your dog how to swim is a fun and rewarding experience. Not only will they be able to participate in your water related activities, …

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4 Boating Safety Tips for Kids

Being outdoors promotes a healthy lifestyle. Family outings should be a regular part of the schedule. Your family can have such a busy schedule with work, school, after-school activities, community events and various other commitments that you often forget. Spending family time together should be a priority and boating can be a fun family outdoor …

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