by: Kayak Hipster
If you're thinking of getting into kayaking, whether you want to explore faraway places or just hang out all day on the water, here are three topics that will be helpful for new kayakers.

We're gonna have a look at two strokes that can be used in a variety of ways that are essential for both the stern and bow paddlers in tandem as well as solo paddlers.

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Commonly referred to as the land of 10,000 lakes, it should come as no surprise that there is an abundance of paddling in Minnesota! Combine that with 4,500 miles of rivers and 35 designated water trails, and rest assured, there is no shortage of water to dip your paddle in!

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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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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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Kayaks come in two basic styles. You've got Sit-on-Top (SOT) kayaks and you've got Sit-Inside kayaks and although there are some major differences between sit-inside and sit-on-top kayaks, they share many things.

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