Canoe & Kayak teamed up with open-boat expert Jim Coffey—founder of Quebec-based outfitter Esprit Whitewater Worldwide as well as R3: Rescue for River Runners—and Mike McKay from Five2Nine Productions for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com at the beginning of every month. Here, in Episode Eight, Coffey covers the basics of rope systems, including how to set up a 3-to-1 mechanical advantage system.
Next up: A closer look inside foot entrapment situations. Click to see more:
Episode One: Getting Started
Episode Two: Group Dynamics
Episode Three: Safe Swimming
Episode Four: Throw-rope skills
Episode Five: Access and Mobility
Episode Six: Rescue PFD basics
Episode Seven: Live-bait rescue
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