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The best PFD is the one you will wear. Life jacket, life vest, Personal Flotation Device (PFD) – whatever you call it, it only works if you wear it! Did you know that nearly 70% of all drownings involving canoes, kayaks, or rafts might have been avoided if the victim had been wearing a life jacket? Or that 9 out of 10 drownings occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety? It wasn’t so long ago that when you’d ask someone to wear a life jacket, they would roll their eyes and say, “I can swim.” Most...

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