As with a lot of outdoor activities, portaging does come with some inherent dangers. But just like all dangers, they can be avoided with a little bit of information and attention: Know the dangers and how to prevent them, keep safety top-of-mind, and learn how to get yourself out of predicaments when they do happen.
So let’s discuss some ways to keep safe. As always, I’d love to hear about any more suggestions and techniques that you feel strongly about.
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I think it’s important that when you paddle with a partner that you learn how to do it in unison. Otherwise you can quickly get yourselves into trouble, especially if the currents are strong and the water is choppy.
Just my 2 cents.