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Shouldn’t I be pulling a sled instead of paddling it? Just because the conditions in the Arctic are unusual this year and preparing for the worst case scenario,  I dragged my sled to the Elk River today and took it for a paddle. The swirly and fast moving water made me nervous and since it is still arctic here in Canada the thought of a flip in freezing water was enough to put a safety line on the end.  I am amazed how easy it is too paddle and have more confidence now to resort to this method in case we need it. Large leads in the past have been expedition stoppers because you can’t swim across larges stretches of water. But with an empty sled and sitting in the kayak it will work. Still I am going to wear a survival suit - just in case I am tipping over.

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