Just play the “what if” game when you go out and think about how you might make it back alive if something happens like you fell out of your kayak or you got hit by a ray. The “what if” game is just habit for me now and I play it continuously, but I take it seriously and will abort a trip if I can’t come up with a solid plan or two to escape mortal danger.
DelSol wrote:I go solo 99% of the time in freshwater, inshore and offshore. I've hooked myself, turtled in the surf, turtled 2.5 miles offshore, ran from thunderstorms, been harassed by power boaters, had my car stuck in sand and many other fun adventures. There's always a risk no matter if your solo, with someone else or a group of people. Know your limits and capabilities.
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