You can find Pfds., whistles, throw bags and Aquatic Invasive Species Permits at Oregon Paddle Sports.
As a boater/paddler here in Oregon who paddles/oars; rafts, inflatable kayaks, whitewater kayaks or canoes, and flat water canoes, kayaks or stand up paddle board.
[ √ ] Does everyone in the group have adequate skills to do the trip?
[ √ ] Does everyone in the group have adequate paddling gear to do this trip?
[ √ ] Have you check the river levels or tide charts to see if the water levels are good for all paddlers in the group?
[ √ ] Have you check the weather for high winds, thunderclouds and other hazards?
[ √ ] Have you check with local organizations to see if there are water hazards in the water that you may not be aware of (this is especially important on moving water to whitewater sections of a river)?
Get maps of the river you plan to paddle on from local paddling store or U.S Forest Service/ BLM offices.
[ √ ] Did you leave paddling float plan at home so someone knows where you are going and when to expect you home?
[ √ ] Always paddle in groups of 3 to 4 for safety reasons!
[ √ ] Consider carrying a towing system, first aid kit and hyperthermia clothing kit!
Make sure everyone is wearing synthetic clothing and NOT COTTON.