Paddler’s Fall “To-Do” List

by Sherri ~ October 19th, 2011. Filed under: Bracing, Canoeing, Kayaking Equipment, maintenance, Paddling Safety, Places to Paddle, Rescues, Rolling, Storage, Yoga for Paddlers.

On a cold, rainy fall day at the end of the paddling season, here are a few things that a canoeist/kayaker can be thinking about.

  1. If you’ve worked on improving your skills all summer, perhaps it’s time to consider purchasing a dry suit to extend your season.
  2. If you prefer not to paddle in anything but warm, sunny weather, maybe you need to plan a vacation or two to warmer, sunnier destinations between now and next spring.
  3. Since you most likely won’t be using your boats for awhile, it’s time to do your fall maintenance and put them into storage for the winter.
  4. Order the DVD’s and books you want to watch and read over the winter.
  5. Do some research to find open pool sessions so you can keep practicing your rescues, rolling, and bracing skills.
  6. Sign up for yoga (or other fitness classes) to work on your core strength, balance, and flexibility for next spring.
  7. Start making a list and assembling the items to create or improve your first aid and repair kits.
  8. Make out your Christmas list with all the paddling gear you want to receive as gifts.  : )
  9. Make your hotel reservations for Canoecopia 2012.
  10. For more ideas, check out my blog on “Staying Sane Through the Winter”.

With all these things to do, it hardly seems like 5 months will be enough time!

Enjoy the fall and winter!

Sherri

1 Response to Paddler’s Fall “To-Do” List

  1. Silbs

    Good list. Got DVD’s, work list and room for copia. Taking a warm vacation with Linda, but I need a paddling break as well. There is always the pool

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