The topics and concepts in this module provide a framework of knowledge necessary for trip planning, implementation, and leadership. These module topics are covered and evaluate within the context of the Level 2: Essentials of Kayak Touring Trip Leader environment and conditions. A Trip Leader Candidate’s knowledge can be evaluated using a variety of methods which may include observation, self-assessment, questioning, and pre-assigned and/or ad hoc presentations.

Topics include:

  • Weather
  • Tides and Currents
  • Conditions
  • Trip Planning
  • Communications and Signaling
  • Rules of the Road
  • Leave No Trace
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia