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Life Jackets in the New World Order

Tom Watson reviews some of the changes that are in store for defining “Life Jackets” and “PFDs”? It’s called “…

Tags: PFD, Safety, gear

Kayak Beach Slide

In July 2015, I went backpacking probably for the last time in my life. My plan was to join my friend Tom for …

Tags: Kayak

Organizing Your Fishing Kayak

I'm big on symbolism. You know, experiencing something and pondering, "what does that *really* mean?" Such an …

Tags: Kayak, Fishing

How to Put On a Kayak Sprayskirt

Sprayskirts are made from neoprene and are designed to keep water out of the inside of your kayak so that you …

Tags: Video, Kayak, Spray Cover

The Knives in Our Lives

"Our Readers Write" is a quarterly feature at Paddling.com. Its purpose? To showcase letters from the In the…

Tags: In The Sameboat, knives, Reader Responses, Mailbag

The Case for Buying a Used Boat

Are you in the market for a new boat? But is your bank statement saying, "Not now"? Then Tamia suggests you ma…

Tags: In The Sameboat, used gear

Staying Put: Keeping Your Kayak Still

There you are, right where you want to be, within perfect casting distance of that honey hole. But the wind tu…

Tags: Kayak, Fishing, kayak fishing, anchors

Deck Storage

I have found every paddler has their own opinion as to where and how to store gear on the decks of their kayak…

Tags: Kayak, gear, storage

Solo Canoe Sailing

In this video, Dave Rossetter demonstrates how to set up a sailing system in a solo canoe using a pole and a p…

Tags: Video, Canoe, Sailing