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Articles by Jeffrey Lee

A Paddler's Bailout Bag

A good emergency kit can make the difference between a dangerous, life-threatening survival experience and, we…

Tags: Kayak, Safety, gear

Safe Cold-Water Kayaking

"One of the reasons there are so many terms for conditions of ice is that the mariners observing it were often…

Tags: Kayak, Weather, Safety

Paddling Pathogens

Recent annual high water and flood events in North America sometimes provide kayakers and canoeists with new p…

Tags: Canoe, Kayak, Water Quality, Safety

Building A Kayak Repair Kit

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrongand a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is thatwhen…

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The Great Lakes: A Little Slice of the Sea

Deep in the heart of North America, surrounded by forest and field, there is an ocean. A vast inland sea co…

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Packing a Kayak for Camping

At some point early in our paddling lives, perhaps when we find ourselves approaching the end of a long paddli…

Tags: kayaking, camping, Sleeping Bags

Paddlers First Aid Kit

A good first-aid kit perhaps falls into the same category as a rain jacket, an automobile spare tire, and an…

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Seasickness While Kayaking

Any paddler who has suffered the green-gilled demon of seasickness, with the dizziness, nausea, excessive sali…

Tags: Kayak, Canoe, Safety

Weathercocking: Handling Beam Winds in a Sea Kayak

So, you've learned and practiced all the basic strokes: the forward, the sweep, the stern rudder, the draws an…

Tags: Kayak, Strokes, navigation