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APE’s Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Course

wildwildwes wrote 8 days ago:


On the Nolichucky River

(Registration Deadline - August 19, 2017)

 

Whitewater enthusiasts participate in hazardous activities in wilderness environments. Are you prepared to rescue yourself or your best paddling friend?  Are they prepared to rescue you?  Help in many cases may not be immediately available, and might be hours, not minutes away. If you’ve already had the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Class and are looking to sharpen the skills that will help keep you and those you care about safe this is your chance.

The Advanced SWR Course is one in a series of swiftwater rescue courses offered through the American Canoe Association (ACA). This course is aimed at anyone desiring the opportunity to further develop their rescue skills first learned in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course. Critical judgment and rescue awareness, impacting both personal and group safety, are emphasized throughout the course. Although new skills may be taught, this class focuses on developing judgment and applying skills in rescue scenarios that were first learned in the basic course.  The course will be predominantly scenario based in the context of a river trip—in other words, students will be moving downriver and responding to situations encountered along the way.  We feel that this is a logical progression from your previous training in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course and will continue to help you refine your judgment and proficiency under realistic conditions that can best be achieved in the dynamic nature of an actual river trip.

Your instructor Scott Fisher is an ACA certified advanced swiftwater rescue and advanced whitewater kayak instructor and has provided instruction to hundreds of individuals, including paddlers, outfitter guides, firefighters, rescue personnel and staff of youth camps.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

• Reinforce skills leaned in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course

• Practice skills during multiple scenarios

• Refine and extend critical judgment through multiple scenarios

• Develop and practice more advanced rope-based and in-water skills

COURSE PREREQUISITES Students are required to have completed an ACA Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course and should be comfortable on Class III water.  All paddle craft are welcome.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills.  Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature, and should expect to be in the water for extended periods of time.

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Type III PFD designed for whitewater use (Rescue PFD is recommended but not required), whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat, paddle, whistle, throw rope, 15+ feet of one inch tubular nylon webbing, 2 locking carabiners, and 2 prusik loops (2 x 6-8 feet pieces of 4-5 millimeter polypropylene cord)

Where: Nolichucky Gorge

When: August 26; optional knot-tying practice evening prior Aug 25th for those interested)

Cost: $85; APEs members can deduct $10; ACA members can further deduct $5

         (Non-Refundable after August 19th unless replacement found)

Time: Sat: 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. (EST); optional knot-tying Fri eve 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Lodging Options: Camping is available at Riverpark Campground or Nolichucky Gorge Campground, reserve with either campground directly.  Closest hotel is Mountain Inn & Suites, 2002 Temple Hill Rd, Erwin, TN (423) 743-4100.

Class Size: Class will be limited to 10 participants

REGISTRATION:  There are two ways to register:

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  Your online registration will also double for your APE’s membership form.

2. MailClick Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Scott Fisher: 109 Highland Gate Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615 by 8/19/2017.   No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will also double for your APE’s membership form.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Scott at scottfisher00@gmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

Questions: Feel free to contact Scott at (276) 698-4644 or e-mail scottfisher00@gmail.com



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APE’s Swiftwater Rescue Refresher Course

wildwildwes wrote 8 days ago:


On the Nolichucky River

(Registration Deadline - July 15, 2017)

 

 

Whitewater enthusiasts participate in hazardous activities in wilderness environments. Are you prepared to rescue yourself or your best paddling friend?  Are they prepared to rescue you?  Help in many cases may not be immediately available, and might be hours, not minutes away. If you’ve already had the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Class and are looking to tune up the skills that will help keep you and those you care about safe this is your chance.

Your instructor Scott Fisher is an ACA certified advanced swiftwater rescue and advanced whitewater kayak instructor and has provided instruction to hundreds of individuals, including paddlers, outfitter guides, firefighters, rescue personnel and staff of youth camps.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

• Reinforce skills leaned in the Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course

• Practice skills during multiple scenarios

• Refine and extend critical judgment through multiple scenarios

COURSE PREREQUISITES Students are required to have completed an ACA Basic Swiftwater Rescue Course.  All paddle craft are welcome.  Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills.  Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature, and should expect to be in the water for extended periods of time.

MINIMUM PERSONAL GEAR: Type III PFD designed for whitewater use (Rescue PFD is recommended but not required), whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat (optional), paddle, whistle, throw rope, 15+ feet of one inch tubular nylon webbing, 2 locking carabiners, and 2 prusik loops (2 x 6-8 feet pieces of 4-5 millimeter polypropylene cord)

WhereLower Nolichucky River

WhenJuly 22, 2017; optional knot-tying practice evening prior July 21st for those interested.

Time: Sat: 8:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. (EST); optional knot-tying Fri eve 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Cost: $80; APEs members can deduct $10; ACA members can further deduct $5

         (Non-Refundable after July 15th unless replacement found)

Lodging Options: Camping is available at Riverpark Campground or Nolichucky Gorge Campground, reserve with either campground directly.  Closest hotel is Mountain Inn & Suites, 2002 Temple Hill Rd, Erwin, TN (423) 743-4100.

Class Size: Class will be limited to 15 participants

REGISTRATIONThere are two ways to register to reserve your spot :

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. MailClick Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Scott Fisher: 109 Highland Gate Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Scott at scottfisher00@gmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

 

Questions: Feel free to contact Scott at (276) 698-4644 or e-mail scottfisher00@gmail.com

SWR V-Lower



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APE’s Paddle to the Grill

wildwildwes wrote 15 days ago:


 

 

 

It’s time to get your lake boat out and join us for a fun paddle to the grill for good food & fun!

 

Alternating from Boone Lake Marina, 452 Sportsman Dock Rd, Piney Flats, TN

And

Davis Marina & Boonies Restaurant & Pizzeria, Buffalo Rd, Blountville, TN

WE HAVE BOAT RAMPS AT BOTH LOCATIONS NOW ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE WATER!

When: Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Occurring weekly during the summer

Bring your recreation or touring kayak/canoe to meet with The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (http://www.riverapes.org/) & TN Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club (http://tehcc.org/)

We will be launching within 30 minutes of meeting to paddle 3 miles to one of the restaurants, which takes about an hour.

We’ll have dinner then paddle back under the stars!

As we may be paddling back during low or no light, please have a stern light for your boat and a head light for when we land.

PFD’s and Stern Lights are TWRA Regulation.

More Info: Debbie Briscoe 423-534-3636 or ldcakes@hotmail.com



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APE’s Lower Watauga River Trip

wildwildwes wrote 28 days ago:


 

 

 

Whitewater Class I-II

We will meet at Riverside Park in Elizabethton,TN behind the Ballpark at 3:00 P.M. on Bi-weekly Saturdays this summer!

Please be prepared for cold water by bringing warm gear to wear (no matter how hot the weather is).  Contact Debbie if you need anything or have questions.

Also we stop for a break about half way so don’t forget your snacks! We are usually off the water by 7:00 P.M. or so and then we can go for dinner in town. :-)

 

WataugaRiverElizabethton1020Directions:
From W Elk Ave in Elizabethton Turn at the Rite-Aid onto West Mill Street.
Take the first street on Left onto Ash Street.
Follow that street to the end and you will see the river.
Turn left and pull into the small paved parking area near a covered picnic area. Look for boats!

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/37X1

 

Trip Coordinator: Debbie Briscoe

Phone: 423-534-3636
Email: ldcakes@hotmail.com

Call if you have any questions!



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APE’s & TEHCC Basic Swift Water Rescue Course

wildwildwes wrote 83 days ago:


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(Registration Deadline: 6/9/2017)

 

Location: Riverpark Campground – Jonesborough, TN

ACA Instuctor: Scott Fisher

Assistant Instructors: Jeremy Gass & Wesley R. Bradley

 

Whitewater enthusiasts participate in hazardous activities in wilderness environments. Are you prepared to rescue yourself or your best paddling friend?  Are they prepared to rescue you?  Help in many cases may not be immediately available, and might be hours, not minutes away. Sign up and bring your favorite paddling crew to this clinic. It’s like buying yourself, and them, the safety line that may save your lives.

SWR V-Lower

The Basic SWR Course, sponsored by Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) and Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoe Club (TEHCC), is one in a series of swiftwater rescue courses offered through the American Canoe Association. The course is led by ACA certified swiftwater rescue and kayak instructor Scott Fisher and is designed to teach the recreational paddler basic swiftwater rescue techniques where limited personnel and/or safety gear is available. Scott has provided instruction to hundreds of individuals, paddling clubs, firefighters, rescue personnel, staff of church youth camps, and local outfitter guides. The clinic will include classroom instruction, river skills and realistic scenarios.  Successful completion of this course will prepare you to self-rescue and aid in the rescue of others in whitewater environments. 

SWR Rope

Course Overview: The Swiftwater Rescue Course teaches recognition and avoidance of common river hazards, execution of self-rescue techniques, and rescue techniques for paddlers in distress. Emphasis is placed both on personal safety and on simple, commonly used skills. Techniques for dealing with hazards that carry greater risks for both victim and rescuer, such as strainers, rescue vest applications, entrapments, and pins, also are practiced. Scenarios will provide an opportunity for participants to practice their skills both individually and within a team/group context.

SWR Attainment

Course Objectives:

                Promote proactive prevention of river accidents and injuries.

                Develop and practice key self-rescue skills.

                Identify and avoid river hazards by understanding hydrology, hazards, and river features.

                Focus on fast, low-risk strategies for early management of river accidents

                Develop and practice methods for recovering swimmers, and loose boats and equipment

                Develop and practice more advanced rope-based and in-water skills

                Gain experience using the rescue PFD, and understand its strengths and weaknesses

                Utilize rescue scene management principles needed within a paddling group

 

Course Prerequisites:  All paddle craft are welcome.  Ideally, students should be able to competently maneuver their craft in at least class II whitewater.  However, all boaters, and non-boaters with an interest in swiftwater rescue (e.g., professional rescuers), will benefit from the class. Participants should be in good health and overall fitness, possess solid swimming ability, and be comfortable swimming in moving current during river drills.  Participants should dress appropriately for weather and temperature, and should expect to be in the water for extended periods of time.

 

Minimum personal equipment for class: Type III PFD designed for whitewater use (Rescue PFD is recommended but not required), whitewater helmet, protective clothing suitable for extended swimming in cold water, protective footwear, boat, paddle, whistle, throw rope, 15+ feet of one inch tubular nylon webbing, 2 locking carabiners, and 2 prusick loops (2 x 6-8 feet pieces of 4-5 millimeter polypropylene cord) 

 

Who:      Adults and Minors 15 years and older (Parent/Legal Guardian MUST accompany minor and arranged ahead).  Instructors reserve the right to exclude anyone if they feel safety will be compromised.

When:    Friday, June 16th 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Saturday, June 17th 8:00am – 7:00pm (Saturday Evening Session TBD); Sunday, June 18th 8:00am – 5:00pm

Where:   Friday evening: Riverpark Campground (3937 Highway 81 South, Jonesborough, TN 37659); Saturday: Riverpark/Lower Nolichucky River; Sunday: Riverpark/Lower Nolichucky River

Cost:      $95; $85 if already an APEs member; ACA members can further deduct $5

               Registration and payment deadline is 6/9/2017 (See Cancellation Policy in PDF Application)

Lodging Note:      Camping is available on site and should be reserved directly with Riverpark Campground

 

REGISTRATION:  There are two ways to register:

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. MailClick Here to download the PDF Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Scott Fisher: 109 Highland Gate Dr., Johnson City, TN 37615. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Scott at scottfisher00@gmail.com to be placed on waiting list.

Questions: Feel free to contact Scott at 276-698-4644 or scottfisher00@gmail.com



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APE’s & TEHCC Wilderness First Aid & CPR Courses

wildwildwes wrote 87 days ago:


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Registration Deadline: May 13, 2017

Dates:    WFA: May 20-21, 2017 / CPR: May 20, 2017 (eve only)

Times:    WFA: 8:30 AM—5:00 PM both days / CPR: 5:30 PM—7:30 PM

Cost:        WFA: $100 / CPR: $25 (+$10 if not APE or TEHCC member)

Location:  Eastman Lodge, 404 Bays Mountain Park Rd, Kingsport, TN 37660

Course Description:  The Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) and Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoe Club (TEHCC) will host a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course taught by Jerry Smith on May 20-21, 2017.  Fast paced and hands-on, this two day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics for people who travel and work in the outdoors.  If you plan to spend time in the backcountry this training will provide you with the tools to provide patient care in remote settings where assistance may not be readily available.  Training will include both classroom instruction and structured scenarios.  All levels of training and experience are welcome.  Minimum age is 18 years old, or 12 years old if accompanied by a chaperone.

Optional CPR Class:  Jerry has offered to conduct an optional CPR class on Sat eve, May 20th, for those wanting to become CPR certified or re-certified at a cost of $25.  This is a separate class and participation in one is not required to take the other.  CPR is a recommended certification for outdoor professionals and provided immediately after cardiac arrest may double a victim’s chance of survival. This 2-hour class teaches you adult & child CPR and choking rescues using the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) curriculum.

 

REGISTRATIONThere are two ways to register to reserve your spot :

1. Online: Register online at http://www.riverapes.org/registration.html. After submitting your registration you will be directed to http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html to pay for the course using PayPal.  APEs (or TEHCC) membership is required to participate and can also be purchased online at http://www.riverapes.org/paypal-1.html for $10.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your online registration will double for that purpose.

2. MailClick here to download the PDF packet with Registration Form and mail in with payment made out to APEs to Jerry Smith: 610 Bradley Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Those mailing in their registration can add the $10 annual APEs membership fee to their course payment.  No need to fill out and send in a separate membership form.  Your registration form will double for that purpose.

ONLINE NOTE: Courses not listed in Registration Course Menu are full.  Please contact Jerry at jstylar@yahoo.com to be placed on waiting list.

Class size is limited to 10 and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Included in this registration packet are:

  • Registration Form (N/A if registering online)
  • Gear List
  • Directions to Eastman Lodge
  • Additional Information

Click here to download the PDF packet for complete info

Please free to reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have prior to the course.  Additional information will be sent out as the course date nears.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

Jerry Smith

APEs Safety and Education Chair

423-213-3337

jstylar@yahoo.com



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

james wrote 91 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

natefry wrote 91 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

tommygunn wrote 91 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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Hampton Doe River Access Work Day

saskia wrote 91 days ago:


Where: 120 Spring St, Hampton, TN 37658

We will meet at the property that is located across Highway 19E from Hampton High School adjacent to the south bound 19E Bridge going over the river.



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