Is using a double blade paddle for your canoe considered blasphemy? Watch this first impression of canoe paddling a double blade to learn when to consider using one.

In tribute to growing up, two friends tandem packraft 315 miles of the Hudson River from source to sea in record time. A journey that starts in the Adirondack’s whitewater and finishes at the Statue of Liberty.

Paddling in the ocean or open water is an experience that every paddler should have at some point in their life. Here's 8 open water kayaking trips that span the globe to get you started.

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So I’m burning my onside thumb on my J-stroke a little. I have some locally made paddles that I love and I suspect part of it is the finish.


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[British Columbia, Canada] - Next summer explore the wide open spaces of the Canada's West Coast Wilderness. Small Groups, Experienced Guides, Top Notch Gear, and Delicious Food. It's time to start planning.

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"Fantastic Inflatable...I'm a big guy, and primarily use this alone, but have used it as tandem and it performed well."

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"The V7 is excellent and versatile. My brother and I got two V7s two years ago. We had spent a lot of years..."

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Have you paddled the Catalyst ST? Share your experience with the rest of us by submitting a review!

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"As far as a stable fishing platform goes it's second to none, the outstanding grip this has on the water is fabulous."



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by Wayne Horodowich

A class by definition is finite. Knowledge is infinite, because it keeps increasing. Since we cannot teach everything in one class it automatically means that a class will have its limitations.

Encompassing over 1,000,000 acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is in peril from a proposed toxic copper mine on the park’s boundary. Patagonia ambassador Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate paddles through the northern Minnesota wilderness to give voice to a silent, pristine place.

There are two main questions that you should think about when buying a kayak. What do you see yourself doing in the kayak? And, how much are you willing to spend?

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Per Åhrén - Lake Mälaren, Stockholm

Each week a winning photo will be selected from the many pictures that have been submitted by paddlers around the world!

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The Uncalculated Risk is the first film in an excellent whitewater safety series produced by the American Red Cross in the late 1970's. It's noteworthy for not sugarcoating the hazards, and it pulls no punches in laying out the fastest ways to get yourself killed in whitewater sports.

Watch as Ken Whiting, world champion kayaker, puts his paddling skills to the test as he trades in his kayak for a lesson in whitewater canoeing.

For many years I've been an avid sea kayaker who resisted the temptation to dehydrate my food before any given trip. Why? Simply because, as many among us, I was led to believe that it was a long, complex, difficult task that was messy, unsafe and, more importantly, did not yield palatable results.



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If you've ever pondered the question, "If I were stranded alone on a desert island, what would I most want to have with me?", now is the time to give it some serious consideration.

Learn about tidal streams and how they affect you when kayaking. This short clip helps you to learn about how to best plan for tidal streams.

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"Have paddled it mostly in the SF Bay Area. The fittings are all top notch, as are the seat comfort and adjustability. The rudder system is a nice upgrade..."

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"Paddle two Class 3 rivers over weekend and thought it handled great. Low rock gets you a bit wetter than other IK."

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"Best Canoe ever !! Not only is the quality of the canoe excellent , but the staff and the owner take pride in each one that is made..."

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"We got two of these when our youngest daughter turned two years old. She and her sister have been paddling around the Gulf Islands of British Columbia on these things non-stop for more than 6 years."

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The quality of your tarp and the skill of erecting one is more crucial on a trip than a tent. Learn a few pointers regarding rain tarps for camp.

Once you've inflated your SUP a time or two with the manual pump, you realize that's the most exhausting part. So unless you want the extra workout, it would be a big step up to consider an Electric SUP Pump.

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Is using a double blade paddle for your canoe considered blasphemy? Watch this first impression of canoe…

In tribute to growing up, two friends tandem packraft 315 miles of the Hudson River from source to sea…

A film by Riverhorse Nakadate and Tony CzechEncompassing over 1,000,000 acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe…

Watch as Ken Whiting, world champion kayaker, puts his paddling skills to the test as he trades in his…