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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > July 2020 > 3 C’s of the Family Canoe
If you are looking for fun things to do outside with the family, consider an outing on a watercraft such as the canoe. With a little planning, a family canoe trip can be an adventure, worthy of making your kids’ “what I did this summer” essay. Here are some considerations for a canoe float with the family.
Take all necessary safety precautions, such as wearing life jackets. Plan for the possibility of getting overturned by securing your gear and putting your phone or camera in a waterproof bag. Also, I’ve read that an inflatable family canoe may be easier to upright than a regular canoe. This might be an option too, if you are tight on storage or want something easier to transport.
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Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.
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