Beta testers wanted for expedition gear activity

Friday, 04 January 2008
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We want you Guinea Pig! No, we aren't offering any trips, yet. But we are looking for a group of people who want to take part in being a Guinea pig for a teaching activity that we have been working on over the past while.

The activity centers around gear choices for a sea kayaking expedition that you and your buddies are planning. There is only so much room in the container ship so not all your desired gear can go. Once you make the necessary cuts to the gear list, there are a couple of discussion questions that you can think about.

It takes about 15 minutes but gear junkies could easily fiddle with it for an hour like we did in the local coffee shop.

If you are interested in taking part in this ground breaking activity (how is that for overselling!), send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will send out a copy for your comments. Once it is all done and fixed up, we will upload it to the teaching resources section for anybody to grab later and work into their lessons.

Look for an advanced navigation/risk management assignment and a bail-out kit assignment to roll out in the next couple of weeks.

We want you Guinea Pig! No, we aren't offering any trips, yet. But we are looking for a group of people who want to take part in being a Guinea pig for a teaching activity that we have been working on over the past while.

The activity centers around gear choices for a sea kayaking expedition that you and your buddies are planning. There is only so much room in the container ship so not all your desired gear can go. Once you make the necessary cuts to the gear list, there are a couple of discussion questions that you can think about.

It takes about 15 minutes but gear junkies could easily fiddle with it for an hour like we did in the local coffee shop.

If you are interested in taking part in this ground breaking activity (how is that for overselling!), send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will send out a copy for your comments. Once it is all done and fixed up, we will upload it to the teaching resources section for anybody to grab later and work into their lessons.

Look for an advanced navigation/risk management assignment and a bail-out kit assignment to roll out in the next couple of weeks.
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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