via Frontier Bushcraft – CLAP: An Acronym For Outdoor Safety

I found this excellent article on the Frontier Bushcraft blog for paddle folk (as well as others)! Enjoy!


There is an acronym we use within paddle sports for leadership situations which provides a good set of guidelines to follow.

You can actually apply these principles more broadly, wherever leadership is required in an outdoor setting.

The acronym is CLAP. That stands for…

  • Communication
  • Line of sight
  • Avoidance (is better than cure)
  • Position of maximum usefulness

Read more here – CLAP: An Acronym For Outdoor Safety.


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