Essential Supplies Every Boat Should Have

essential boating supplies

Nothing is more refreshing than being out on the open seas, with the wind in your hair and the sea salt in your face. Or maybe cruising across a clear lake with fresh air all around you. Whatever your pleasure, being prepared is crucial before stepping foot in your boat […] Read more »

Surviving Hypothermia When Out on the Water

hypothermia out on water

A day of fun out on the water can quickly turn dangerous — even tragic. Hypothermia, the condition when a person’s core temperature reaches 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, can set in suddenly and even cause death through heart and respiratory failure. Hypothermia can occur from many instances: a boater gets soaked in cold waters via a capsized […] Read more »

Taking your Dog on a Boat for the First Time

The ocean or nearby lake are tempting you to take a boat trip this weekend. Your family is experienced on the water, but Fido is brand new to the adventure. Bringing along man’s best friend is possible when you prepare for the boating trip from a dog’s perspective. Follow these […] Read more »

Should My Dog Wear a Life Vest?

dog swimming

Many pet owners assume that their dogs know how to swim. It is the general assumption that dogs are born being natural swimmers. However, this assumption is not entirely accurate and some may need help to learn how to swim. Even though there are dogs that are pretty good swimmers, […] Read more »

Inflatable Life Vests: Everything You Need to Know

Any boater or water enthusiast knows the importance of a good personal floatation device, or PFD. A PFD can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death on the water, so purchasing one should not be take lightly. There are several different types of life vests on the market, […] Read more »

Is it Safe to Bring Babies on Boats?

If you love boating, you probably want to grab the chance to experience such an adventure with the ones closest to your heart. However, what if there is a new addition to your family? Is it still possible to go boating with a baby? Going on a boating trip with […] Read more »

Kids Life Jacket vs Puddle Jumper vs Swim Vest

It’s summer, and that means many sunny afternoons spent in the water. Whether you’re boating on the lake or just frolicking in a backyard pool, it’s important to equip kids with the appropriate flotation devices. But which type do you choose? With all the different names of flotation devices and […] Read more »

Secondary Drowning: What Every Parent Should Know

Consider this scenario: You were out enjoying a sunny afternoon swimming at the lake and your child seemed to swallow or inhale a small amount of water. They cough for a minute or so, and then they seem fine. You might think nothing of it since kids (and adults) often accidentally […] Read more »

5 Tips to Get Your Child to Wear a Life Jacket

the struggle

While most adults understand the importance of a good life jacket and how wearing one can literally safe your life, young children don’t quite see it the same way. All they want to do is go out and have fun in the water! To avoid the all to common scenario […] Read more »