How To Put on a Life Jacket

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Kayak instructor Mike Aronoff demonstrates how to use a personal floatation device or life jacket. The life jacket is the most essential piece of equipment to have while kayaking.

    Mike Aronoff

    Mike is an American Canoe Association highest level Instructor Trainer Educator in both Coastal and River Kayaking as well as WW Canoe. He is also a British canoe Union Coach with the 4 Star award in Sea Kayak. He is the Chairman of the Coastal Kayak Committee of the USA and on the ACA Safety Education and Instruction Committee. Mike has co authored a number of books on paddling and wrote the ACA Kayak Trip Leading Course. He is a guest instructor in many parts of the US for various programs. He is the owner/general manager of Canoe Kayak and Paddle Co. LLC, a northern Virginia based paddling school and outfitter with an Annapolis, MD branch. Mike is also a registered Idaho Guide and leads trips there and locally. He is most active in certifying ACA paddling instructors in sea and river kayaking.

    Hi! Mike Aronoff with Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Company. Aside from the kayak itself and the paddle, a most essential piece of gear paddling a kayak is a PFD, or Personal Floatation Device or, common parlance