This course is aimed at developing skills that assist the sea kayaker in maintaining a degree of comfort, sustainability, and resources to assist him or her in life whilst on a sea kayaking expedition.
The course covers Protection, Rescue, Water, Combustion, and Food, which are the backbone elements that form the system requirements for an ISKGA guide.
Protection – This equates to group and individual protection techniques against environmental issues such as foul weather. It looks at shelters, types of tents, tarps, and improvised emergency shelters.
Rescue – The course looks at rescue equipment and the developments of EAP (emergency action plans) and how to implement these.
Water is all about keeping the group and yourself safely hydrated and covers sourcing and treatment issues.
Combustion covers fire lighting techniques; both traditional techniques as well as more modern methods of creating a fire for cooking, for signalling, and for warmth.
Food is all about preparation; planning your dietary requirements on a multi-day expedition as well as looking into foraging and fishing techniques.