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Canoe Tripping  2

Canoe Tripping Assignment

MS Word Assignment

Thanks for taking the course.  Now it is time to put it all together....

1. Complete all checklists.  Your checklist are not the official checklist.  Your instructor has the official forms.  This gives you an idea of what you have to do and where you stand.  Trip Log would be part of this.

2. DREAM TRIP:  Pick and plan your trip:  Go somewhere interesting and do something
fun!

  • Ensure that your trip is at least 9 days long.
  • Your plan must reflect points of interest for that area (i.e. Temegami old growth, logging on the Petawawa, etc.).
  • Your plan must outline the intensity (i.e. how far and how hard are you pushing each day... tell the story of the trip).
  • Your plan should outline your flexibility (i.e. Lay-over days in case of accident), and remoteness (for evacuation purposes).
  • Complete a Float Plan including evacuation points.
  • Complete a Risk Management Plan for you trip.
  • Complete a full menu for your trip, breakfast, lunch, supper, dessert, and snacks... indicate quantities as well.
  • Complete a budget for your trip (food, gear purchase, rentals, transpo, shuttles, etc.).
  • Assistant Guide: Who will your assistant guide be?  Write an advertizement.
  • Remember, you want someone to compliment your skills and weaknesses.  If you have moving water experience but don’t have Wilderness First-Aid, that would be a good partnership.
3. Get some new Personal Gear:  You are working for an organization which has generously given you a $1500 bonus to spend on personal gear.  Assume you just own underwear, so you’ll need to outfit yourself  had to toe!  (i.e. clothing, sleeping bag, paddling gear, accessories you like, etc.)  Give a brief description explaining your choices.

4. Get some new Group Gear:  You have been hired by an organization for the summer and they have given you the responsibility to purchase gear for your trips.  A budget of $5000 is to be spent on group items such as tents, stoves, boats, safety items, etc., and explain your choices of gear.

5. On trips you often have to teach participants/campers ideas... give a lesson plan of something you would have to teach you clients.

6. Course Evaluation:  What did you think. What are some things done well, what needs improvement.  Suggestions for the future?


1. TRIP LOG

Date:                     River               Distance         Number in Party      Your role
May 1-2, 1898      Back River      8556 kms.      5                              leader

2.  DREAM TRIP

Float Plan
Location:

Points of Interest:
 
 

Dates of trip:

Guides:

Group Members:
1.                                   5.
2.                                   6.
3.                                   7.
4.                                   8.

Route/Camping Locations
 
Day
Start
Finish
Distance
Evac Point
1 . . . .
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Describe trip overview/outline... tell the story & other comments.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Describe Group Gear (ie colour/number of boats and tents etc.)
 
 
 
 

Emergency Action Plan:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Risk Management Outline:
 
 
 
 
 
 

Menu (add more sections if needed!)
 
Day
Breakfast
Snack
Lunch
Snack
Supper
Dessert
1 . . . . . .
2 . . . . . .
3 . . . . . .
4 . . . . . .
5 . . . . . .
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11 . . . . . .
*I just use a table for menus.
 

Budget for your trip (A spreadsheet is really helpful here!)
Item
Cost
notes
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Total
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*I use a spreadsheet for all my calculations.  I just fill in the blanks and calculate the final results for clients.
 

Create an ad for your assistant guide.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



3. Personal Gear Shopping List (a spreadsheet is very useful... software to do the math!)
 
Item
Function/reason
Cost
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Total
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Additional explanations of gear and/or sources.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



4. Group Gear Shopping List (again a spreadsheet is very useful here!)
Item
Function
Cost
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Total
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Additional explanations of gear and/or sources.
 
 
 
 
 



5. Lesson Plan:
Skill being taught: ________  Length of Lesson: ________________

What are your objectives?

A. __________________________________________________________
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B. __________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
 

What materials/props will you need?
_________________________________
_________________________________
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"The Lesson"
Introduction (Attention Grabber):
 
 
 

Body of the Lesson (Theory/Application/Practice/Feedback/Modelling)

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Conclusion (reinforcing the body of the lesson):
 
 
 



ORCA Checklists:
Canoe Tripping Level 1

PreRequisites:
CRCA Flatwater Level, equivalent certification, or comparable skills and experience (with the permission of the Course Director).

OVERVIEW:
Canoe Tripping Level 1 provides an introduction to canoe tripping for those with little or no tripping experience. Emphasis is on wilderness canoe camping skills and safety.

SAFETY

  • Swimming and treading water
  • Retrieving a swamped canoe
  • Canoe over canoe rescue
  • Self rescue
  • Line toss and rescue
  • Communications
THEORY
  • Canoeing heritage
  • Canoe design and construction
  • Trip planning
  • Canoe tripping gear
  • Clothing and personal effects
  • Tools and repair kits
  • Canoeing first aid
  • Weather interpretation
  • Environmental practices and concerns
SKILLS
  • Canoeing
  • Food and menu planning
  • Packing
  • Navigation
  • Campsites and shelters
  • Fires and stoves
  • Knots and lashings
  • Portaging
  • Canoe trip


Canoe Tripping Level 2
PreRequisites:
CRCA 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).
 
  • 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.
  • At least 6 canoe trips in which the candidate was responsible for some of the organization.
  • At least one wilderness canoe trip of 5 days or more.
OVERVIEW:
Canoe Tripping Level 2 provides the experienced canoe tripper with the opportunity to improve his/her canoe tripping skills under more challenging conditions. Canoe Tripping Level 1 skills are reviewed and expanded upon; new skills and theory are introduced to enhance the leadership ability and potential of the candidate. The Course involves a canoe trip, stressing organization, safety, leadership, and risk and crisis management.

SAFETY
Review of previous safety items

  • Swimming and treading water
  • Artificial respiration using a canoe
  • Canoe over canoe rescue
  • Self rescue
  • Line toss and rescue
  • Communications
THEORY
  • Review of previous theory items
  • Canoeing history
  • Canoe design and construction
  • Canoe repair and maintenance
  • Wilderness first aid
  • Weather interpretation
  • Trip planning, reporting, and assessment
  • Trip leadership
  • Risk management
  • Crisis management
SKILLS
  • Review of previous skill items
  • Canoeing
  • Food and menu planning
  • Navigation
  • Knots, hitches, lashings, and ropes
  • Portaging
  • Lining, tracking, and wading
  • Canoe trip


Moving Water 1
PreRequisites: CRCA Flatwater Level, equivalent certification, or comparable skills and experience (with the permission of the Course Director).

OVERVIEW:
Moving Water Level 1 provides an introduction to whitewater paddling for those with little or no experience in whitewater. Emphasis is on tandem and solo canoeing skills, understanding whitewater principles, and safety.

SAFETY

  • Swimming a rapid
  • Retrieving a swamped canoe
  • Canoe over canoe rescue
  • Self rescue
  • Line toss and rescue
  • Communications
THEORY
  • Canoeing heritage
  • Canoe design and construction
  • Canoe outfitting
  • Moving water principles
  • River reading
  • Trip planning
  • Canoeing first aid
  • Canoeing resources
SKILLS (Tandem and Solo in Class I-II Water)
  • Entering and exiting canoe
  • Landing
  • Eddy turn
  • Peel out
  • S turn
  • Front ferry
  • Back ferry
  • Side slip
  • Front surf
  • Side surf (solo only)
  • Portaging
  • Lining, tracking, and wading


Lakewater 1
PreRequisites:
CRCA Flatwater Level, equivalent certification, or comparable skills and experience (with the permission of the Course Director).

OVERVIEW:
Lakewater 1 is designed to perfect tandem paddling skills and continue to development of solo paddling skills.

SAFETY
Swimming and treading water

  • Retrieving a swamped canoe
  • Canoe over canoe rescue
  • Self rescue
  • Line toss and rescue
THEORY
  • Canoeing heritage
  • Canoe design and construction
  • Canoeing first aid
  • Canoeing dynamics
  • Canoeing resources
SKILLS
  • Pivots
  • Sidewards displacement
  • Circles
  • Reverse and forward straightlines
  • Landings
  • Triangular course in wind
  • Slalom course
  • Portaging


KNOT CHECKLIST
  • overhand knot (or half hitch)
  • trucker’s hitch
  • water knot (for webbing for Z-drag and other webbing applications)
  • fisherman’s knot
  • double fisherman’s knot (...prussik anyone?)
  • triple fisherman’s knot (for use with Spectra)
  • *stopper knot (single triple fisherman on the end of rope)
  • square knot/reef knot
  • sheet bend (useful for tying a tarp when the grommets are all ripped out!)
  • figure 8
  • figure 8 on a bite
  • figure 8 follow through
  • *directional figure 8 (this is an SRT/WRT 1 knot)
  • *double figure 8 (this is an SRT/WRT 1 knot, used for making harnesses or rigging a double
  • anchor pull)
  • bowline
  • butterfly
  • no knot
  • clove hitch
  • timber hitch
  • lash tripod
  • lash 90’
  • prussik loop
  • taut-line
  • Z-Drag (3:1)
  • 4:1 Pig Rig
  • wrap 3 pull 2
  • simple anchor
* indicate bonus knots.
“All knots compromise the integrity of the rope by a third.”  Rigging for Rescue

A knot needs to fulfill 3 criteria:

  1. 1. functional
  2. 2. easy to tie
  3. 3. easy to untie


A knot not neat is a knot not needed!



Course Evaluation:
1. Did you find the course helpful?  How?
 
 

2. Did you feel that you were adequately prepared for the course?
 
 

3. Do you have any suggestions/comments for the Lakewater component?
 
 

4. Do you have any suggestions/comments for the Moving Water component?
 
 

5. Do you have any suggestions/comments for the Canoe Tripping component?
 
 

6. What did you appreciate most about the course?
 
 

7. What was a highlight of the course?
 
 

8. Is there anything else you think should be added to the course?  Anything removed?
 
 

9. What are your 5 best tips of tripping? (ie move clocks ahead to trip time.)
 
 
 

Additional comments?
 
 
 

Thank-you for taking the course!


Mail your assignment to:
Steve Tripp
204 Regent St
Kingston ON
K7L 4K3
 



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March 4, 2007.