SIPDE

S.can
I.dentify
P.redict
D.ecide
E.xecute

Turns out “SIPDE” is a great tool for more than just driving. Here’s an example of one of our instructors, David “Gus” Gustafson experiencing the results of using “SIPDE” when he was an active kayaker.

Don’t get the wrong impression here. SIPDE doesn’t mean you’ll never have to experience the “worst case scenario.” It just means that when you do you’ll know how to handle the crisis properly. In this case it simply meant staying calm and not swimming out of his boat.