Gear

Somewhere along Man's evolutionary association with fire, we learned that a stone magically took some of…

The idea to produce a packsack for campers and canoeists probably emerged while watching streams of…

Over 25 years ago I attended my first kayak "symposium". It was held in a gymnasium in Anacortes,…

My introduction to the Kelly Kettle (www.kellykettle.com) was during a family canoe trip in northern…

Quick! You're going on a wilderness canoe trip. Besides your paddle and PFD, what tool do you value…

When you step back and think about it, campers in Canada and the United States are fixated on…

I like wearing wool. I always have. Some may think it's because I'm too cheap to buy some of the…

I didn't give it much thought at first when my paddling buddy began handing over his sleeping pad, rain…

I bought my first boat, an "experienced" little whitewater kayak, right in the middle of a balmy August.…

Proper paddling skills are extremely important, but they won't help you that much if you are not…

Slowly, it begins, first with a gentle rain that lasts an hour. Then the storm intensifies, ultimately…

Polytetrafluoroethylene, "hydrophilic monolithic laminates", oleophobic or perhaps even WVTRs…

If you take wilderness canoeing seriously, you'll want the best gear you can afford. Sure, you can get…

The access point on Lake Monson is at the head of a small inlet on the amoeba-shaped, glacial formed…

A discussion on the use of a compass from a kayaking standpoint begins with basic compass savvy and then…

Because kayaking and canoeing include other activities such as camping, hiking, bird watching, fishing…

There was a time when gift giving between kayakers was pretty basic. Many of the items that can be…

Gift guides are a great way of sharing a cool find with friends, and help fatten a paddler’s wish list…

"The tents weren't all that great, and I often slept under a canoe and would wrap my head in a towel to…

There's no sense fighting it really. We've been trying to improve our comforts and indulge in new…

Worried that I'd get some really bad gifts this Christmas, I visited my local outdoor store…

It's 2004 and has been over ten years since testing began in Alaska on a device that is similar to the…

One of the joys of being a writer is that I get to try a lot of new stuff. Some products are genuinely…

Let's talk flashlights for sea kayaking. I want to share with you some thoughts on handheld flashlights…