I am a big believer in The Checklist Manifesto. Checklists are the way to get things done right, so I have included here a checklist of all the things I think you should know and do before embarking on a thru-paddle.
First Things First
Know Your Limits
Tides and Currents
**This checklist was inspired by one created by Todd Leigh at www.gasp-seakayak.net/, which has been copied and pasted onto other websites without crediting Leigh. I have preserved Leigh’s format and a few questions but this checklist is more thorough, focused, and relevant to the thru-paddler.