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Articles by Paul Kuthe

What Happens If I Flip?

Paddlers often say that we're all "between swims." Flipping is always a possibility, and if you end up in th…

Tags: Video, Kayak, capsize, re-enter

What To Wear

When you're out on the water, you have to take into account two important factors — the temperature of t…

Tags: Video, Kayak, Clothing, Canoe, basics

Essential Gear

Whenever you're getting ready to go paddling, there's a handful of things you can do and bring to make your tr…

Tags: Video, PFD, gear, basics, Safety

Basic Strokes

When on the water, you need to do three basic things in your boat: Go forward in a straight lineStop or go …

Tags: Video, Kayak, basics, Strokes

Calling for Help

It's important to know when to call for help. If a situation isn't getting better, and you don't think you can…

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Plan Your Trip

We all want to get out there and start having fun. But a little bit of trip planning can really help you avoid…

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Paddling Traffic Rules

Harbors and marinas have plenty of protected water to explore, and can be great places to launch a small boat.…

Tags: Video, Kayak, basics, navigation

Life Jackets

Before you get in the water, make sure you have the most important piece of safety gear — a Personal Flo…

Tags: Video, PFD, Kayak, Canoe, Safety