You're about to set off for a long weekend, your course is plotted and you're about to pack your boat with gear. Time for some pre-launch checks. Here are a couple of rigging checks, which are hidden away and easy to overlook, but could save you some bother on that promisingly exciting crossing you're about to embark on.
Pushing your self to paddle harder rivers and rapids is not always easy. Before you make that decision to put on, there are so many different pressures and questions: Will I make all the necessary moves? Am I ready for this? Where will that water push me? Why do I even want to paddle this?