Pete Hinck posted this recently on his your-tube site, and after seeing the news report today on the 3 research students lost in ENP last nite thought it woudl good to post it here... not sure how many paddlers have an emergency kit especially multi-day/night camping trips, but thought this might be a handy part of your standard kit.
Old fugger with a bad heart, who just wants to fish
Good tips. One thing I don't have is a flare kit, threw my old ones out as they were way out of date, and wouldn't want to trust them. Saw the video of the students getting towed in from Whitewater Bay. Somewhat humorous side note: in the video, filmed by a news chopper, they focused in on the Ranger boat towing the students, and the ranger all of a sudden, put his life vest on in a hurried manner. His buds must have called him saying he was on TV.