1. Never Paddle Alone. Let Someone Know Your Paddle Plans.
2. Never Paddle Without Wearing a PFD (Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device).
3. Never Paddle Without Enough Drinking Water and Without Appropriate Clothing.
4. Never Tether Yourself to a Craft Intentionally.
5. Never Paddle When Water Levels Exceed Safety Limits (8 feet for most paddlers, or 9 feet for some guided programs).