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IQS

IQS - Internal Quality Standards

Our approach to handling problems is not reacting but preventing.

We previously survey all the possible difficulties and make a prevention plan against them. For supporting the operation of this system we created the IQS (Internal Quality Standards), which are previously defined guidelines. By these we make smooth every single moment of the tour, starting from the transport to putting up tents and from pulling off to the afternoon games. We do not aim to abuse you with these rules (in most cases you don't even know the existence of them), but to create an invisible web around that gives protection from possible dangers, meanwhile it provides a huge learning, playing and entertaining opportunity.

Guide qualification

Guide qualification

In 2010 we introduced a multi-level inner qualification system to develop the theoretical and practical skills of our guides. It includes first aid, rescue of persons and canoes, advanced paddling, communication, prevention, practical rescue simulations, whistle and hand sign systems and many more.

Throughout the years from our guides a professional team evolved, who are able to guide canoeing tours alone – although they have got helpers, too.

They are Andras Halek, Agnes Marton, Bence Marton, Peter Molnar, Zoltan Svebis, Tibor Szalai and Zoltan Vereb.

Therefore we can guide more than one tour simultaneously.

The knowledge they acquired on the course organized by our Union:
Team psichology – First aid – Canoeing Practice - Water crisis management – Motivation Tour leader's rights - Leadership – Tour organizing - Communication - Risk management - Practical tour guiding.

Organizing

Organizing

Funny enough, that a decade ago canoe touring meant for us to leave shore and had the motto: “sleep where night finds, eat what you find”. It is not like that anymore. We mapped the rivers from the water driving along by car, know the shops, doctors, mayors’ mobile numbers, where to rent a second car, who shall we call when in need. We have slept in school, gym, nursery and I could go on like that.
We always have a second plan. For the second plan, too.

Transport

Transport

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If we use public transport we arrange the tickets, so you can switch off your mind. If you travel independently we provide detailed maps and written explanation of how to get there.
For groups above 40 persons the Hungarian National Railways offers possibility to reserve separate carriages. We always make the best of this opportunity. In order to avoid carrying bags unnecessarily, a car transports all the luggage from Budapest to the departure point and from the arrival point back. We take InterCity express trains, whenever possible.
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Accommodation

Accommodation

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We always stay at clean and tidy places, no matter if it is a designated or an illicit campsite. During the past 10 years (link experience) we mapped 15 rivers of Hungary and Slovakia. The most important guideline is that the site will never be covered with water, even during the sudden (but not unexpected, see "water level") floods.
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Luckily canoe touring very popular in Hungary, which means the campsite even if occasionally, but can be full of people. So we search for other options. We mapped the rivers meter by meter to find place that no one else finds. The result: you can forget mass-tourism with us!

Equipment

Equipment

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To maximalize your safety and comfort we provide you with a life-vest and paddle of your own size. You even get a mat under your bottom to keep it soft and smooth.
It is very important that everything you bring should be of good quality, as some small damage can make everything very inconvenient, starting from a wrong zipper on the sleeping bag on a chilly night. We work only with the highest standard of equipment and expect our partners to do so.
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Food

Food

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We give plenty to eat three times a day. Variable, nutritious and tasty. We provide lots of vegetables (paprika, Hungarian tomatoes, carrots and many others). We always serve nourishing and delicious food, keeping it untouched from the heat is also an important guideline. We do serve meat during the tours, but if you are vegetarian (you can mark it on the registration form) we cook to you accordingly. And tons of watermelon!
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Health

Health

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The leader of the tour is qualified in guiding and first aid. We collect information about the location of the nearest doctors and hospitals, so if someone gets sick we know what to do and immediately take them there using the car. In case someone gets ill, they can miss out 1-2 days from paddling, accompany the driver and go to the next campsite. Due to the car nobody has to finish the tour earlier than planned.

We have a first aid box that contains the following: rubber gloves, antiseptic gauze, Leucoplast, plasters, tissue for ear cleaning, scissors, bandage, Betadine, medicinal charcoal tablets, Voltaren cream and pills, Flector cream, Algopyrin, Rennie, Calcium Sandoz, Neocitran, Aspirin, Tisasen, Mebucain, B6, Deadelon, Neogranormon, Immodium, Fenistil, Demalgon. No guest of ours has ever had to go home in consequence of sickness.

Weather

Weather

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For the possibly most reliable weather forecasting, we created the KANKU (looking at the sky, in Japanese) program. Within the framework of this, we are in daily connection with the National Meteorological Service that provides us with detailed information about the expected weather of the region. In case of extreme weather we can interrupt paddling during the day and the car can take us to the campsite. At the same time, there must be some people who are able to take the canoes there on the water as well. If we decide not to pull off that day, then every one of us can take the car.
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Water level

Water level

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Carrying out of the daily distance is highly influenced by the water level as well. Heavy rains on the drainage area of the river can cause significant rise of water level, even on the lower sections in 1-3 days. The speed of the river also rises, occasionally making the navigation dangerous. So as to avoid such happenings we created the MIZUKU program (looking at the water, in Japanese) going together with KANKU. We are in everyday connection with our friends at the National Water Management Institute who provide us with sufficient information about the expected changes of water level.

Waste management, fires

Waste management, fires

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The Team of Evezzvelem is devoted to protecting Nature. We never leave waste behind or damage Nature in any other way. It also includes fire that we always keep under control. We burn only deadwood, never touch living trees.


Evezz Velem Egyesület - Address: Magyarország 1119 Budapest, Halmi utca 6/B. Tel.: +36 30 600 9782 E-mail: Fax: +36 1 788 1297