While a successful fundraiser for the organization, she found resistance to long-term corporate underwriting. Ultimately, she helped craft the organization's mission in the "promotion of competition that stresses enjoyment of sport and the development of good sportsmanship and character rather than those types that emphasize the making and breaking of records, and the winning of championships for the enjoyment of spectators and for the athletic reputation or commercial advantages of institutions and organizations." Eventually, it merged into the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Stumbled across this excellent site and discussion whilst browsing (again) for new tips and tricks while waiting for summer to come here in NZ. We can kayak year round but always get in a longer trip over the summer holidays, and I am getting impatient….. One tip to add to the list, we tend to use smaller dry bags but stash a large mesh type bag behind my seat, when we are unpacking at the end of a day, and setting up a camp we fill it with the smaller bags, thread a paddle or pole through the handles and shoulder it to the campsite. It’s also useful for hanging in a tree with damp stuff. We don’t have to worry about bears but we do put all our food back into the hatches overnight to avoid rats, mice and opossums who will make holes in food bags and tents but luckily, leave the kayaks alone. Roll on summer!!!
In my opinion you will always find something. In your clothes, in the water, in your food in your shoes … whenever you buy functional stuff there is a catch. So dont buy anything or sleep naked under the open sky … or buy heavy without any coating.. but then you will probably complain about the weight. And when it comes to fire retardent coating wait until some people die in their tents from fire and see how much complaints will pop up because of the missing coating … Moreover you say “may harm”, but you could also say “may not harm”.