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Canoe Tripping  2

Outline

This is a very full course... check out the lists below!

Some expectations of the course:
  • It is expected that participants would be familiar with flatwater canoeing, but we will go through the basics to fill in any holes participants might have.
  • Participants will act as ‘leader of the day’ during the trip.
  • each participant will be required to bring a lunch, supper, and 2 snacks for the group.  We will work out the schedule as participants register.
  • all gear is provided unless otherwise stated

Recommendations
  • Read through Song of the Paddle by Bill Mason.  This is a great resource.
  • Flip through Path of the Paddle by Bill Mason
  • Watch Path of the Paddle... there are a couple of movies.  They are available at your local library.
  • Waterwalker, by Bill Mason is also a great film!

Pre-requisites for the course as set by ORCA:
 1. ORCA Canoe Tripping Level 1, Lakewater Level 1A, Moving  Water Level 1A, equivalent certification, or comparable skills and experience (with the permission of the Course Director).  *note* these skills will also be covered on the course
 2. At least 25 nights of wilderness tripping experience; wilderness canoe   tripping distances totaling 500 km or less as mandated by the   provincial/territorial affiliate association.
 3. At least 6 canoe trips in which the candidate was responsible for some of the organization.
 4. At least one wilderness canoe trip of 5 days or more.

The ORCA recommended course lengths for the mentioned levels are:

 16 hours Flatwater
   9 hours Lakewater 1a
 24 hours Moving Water 1a
 24 hours Canoe Tripping 2 (excluding 2 night canoe trip)
 73 hours Total hours.....


Brief Course Descriptions:

ORCA Canoe Tripping  Level 2 - 24 hours of instruction
CTII provides the experienced canoe tripper with the opportunity to improve their skills under more challenging conditions.  The course takes place on a trip stressing organization, safety,  leadership, and risk and crisis management.  Each participant will be required to provide and prepare food for all participants for one day of our trip.

ORCA Lakewater 1a - 24 hours of instruction
Lakewater 1a is a requirement for the CT2 level.  We will be covering the Flatwater Level (pre-requisite for Moving Water 1) and then move on to the requirements for Lakewater 1a. Lakewater 1a is Flatwater with more precision and finesse.

ORCA Moving Water 1a - 24 hours of instruction
Moving Water 1 is the introductory basics of moving  water.  Entering and exiting an eddy, surfing, and basic rescues.  We will start Moving Water on day 3.

First-Aid - 4 hours of instruction
The number one rule of first-aid is prevention.  We will be covering methods of prevention for first-aid in a wilderness setting, and what to do if something happens. This is a basic first-aid course in a wilderness context.  We will spend a half day on scenarios.


Charts outlining overlaps
 
Safety
Lakewater 1
Moving Water 1
Canoe Tripping 2
review of previous safety items
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swimming and treading water
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retrieving a swamped canoe
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(*)
canoe over canoe rescue
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line toss and rescue
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communications
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swimming in rapids
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AR from a canoe
 
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Theory
Lakewater 1
 Moving Water 1
Canoe Tripping 2
Canoeing heritage
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Canoe design and construction
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Canoeing dynamics
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Canoeing First-Aid
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Canoeing resources
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(*)
Canoe outfitting
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Moving water principles
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River Reading
*

Trip planning
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(*)
Canoeing history

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Canoe repair and maintenance

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Wilderness First-Aid

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Weather interpretation

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Trip planning, reporting, and assessment

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Trip leadership

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Risk Management

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Crisis Management

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Skills
Lakewater 1
Moving Water 1
Canoe Tripping 2
Pivots
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Sideward displacement
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Circles
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reverse and forward straight lines
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Landings
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Trianglar course in wind
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Slalom course
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Portaging
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Eddy turns
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Peel out
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S turn
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Front Ferry
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Back Ferry
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Side Slip
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Front Surf
*

Side Surf
*

Lining, tracking, and wading
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Food and menu planning

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Navigation

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Knots, hitches, lashing... 

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Canoe trip

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(*) Review of previous level
 

wildernesstripping.ca

canoe tripping, moving water, river rescue...



For more information contact
wildernesstripping@gmail.com
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March 19, 2007.