Gear

One of the considerations for deciding which type of material you want your kayak to be made from…

Becoming an accurate weather forecaster while on a trip will certainly get you respect. The only danger…

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

One of the best parts about meeting up with a group of fellow paddlers is gaining some extra tips and…

Dozens of new canoeing and camping products are introduced every year.  Some are honestly useful;…

Homemade dehydrated food is the ideal way to bring variety to multiday kayak trips. It reduces the bulk…

American paddler, Cliff Jacobson, and I love to debate about camp tips and gear. It's what we do while…

For many years I've been an avid sea kayaker who resisted the temptation to dehydrate my food before any…

Our skin is our body’s largest organ, the ultimate “base” layer of protection.  It only makes sense…

I had just spent what seemed like hours painstakingly loading my kayak at McCargoe Cove, Isle Royale. We…

Hi, I'm Kevin Callan and today on Body Gear we're gonna talk about rain gear. Rubber, it's not that bad…

I've been busy lately rearranging my cooking essentials: the little tools that I can't do without. Of…

For blue water paddlers, a good pair of paddling gloves is a standard piece of gear/wardrobe. Perhaps…

Each year the outdoor industry pulls back the curtain to showcase more and more "stuff" for us to drool…

I have to believe that one of the first things a critter did once it climbed out of the primordial ooze…

A couple of hundred yards from the island, the huge fog-like smudge hanging just above the water’s…

One of the most regarded luxuries of a kayak is its use as a means of "escape", a chance to ply quiet…

The spark has always been at the heart of fire starting - Nature's lightning providing the only access…

I just recently had a group of college students out in the woods for a few days, working on team…

I have to admit, it took some time getting used to a bivy bag. The first time I ever used one was last…

The quality of your tarp and the skill of erecting one is more crucial on a trip than a tent. Why? It's…

Do you need a tetanus shot? We use these as preventive measures to keep more serious problems from…

Compact Very High Frequency (VHF) radios can be an extremely useful piece of signaling equipment and a…