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by: Cliff Jacobson
For nearly 40 years, I canoed one or more Canadian or Alaskan rivers each summer. Injuries? Some minor cuts and sprains and two mild cases of hypothermia, that's all. Canoes damaged beyond repair or lost in rapids? None. Mistakes? Plenty! Here are some costly mistakes you won't want to make.

Shopping for a tandem fishing kayak can be a daunting task, especially when you see the price tags. Fortunately, you're smart enough to know to do your homework before making a purchase.

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Here's a breakdown of a typical kit that you could carry and where to stow it to stay safe out on the water.

To follow the golden rules you'll need to engage your core for all your strokes, wear a life jacket and leash, and know where to go.

Finding the best fishing canoe starts by knowing with type of fishing canoe you prefer. Then you need to be sure to check the specs and read fishing canoe reviews to see what your fellow canoe anglers think.

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When it comes to ensuring a child's safety on the water, no piece of equipment is more vital than a life jacket.

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by: Cliff Jacobson
Many people who have paddled for years can't keep a canoe on a straight course without constant wavering. What are they doing wrong?

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There are more than a few people interested in solo canoes these days. And with interest, comes options. Fortunately, your loyal comrades have been submitting solo canoe reviews for longer than you've known they existed! So here are the short lists of the best solo canoes broken up by length.