Basics

Gliding through glass on a crisp, winter morning can be an experience like no other. Whether we’re…

If there are times that you can't kayak as much as you would like due to an injury or because the…

by Eric Jackson We’ve learned the flatwater strokes, forward stroke, and the backstroke. We have two…

A quick discussion about items that I like to keep in my kayak all the time. I've used them or lent them…

Need help loading your kayak onto the roof of your vehicle? Austin Kayak and ThatBassFishingDude…

by Eric Jackson The offside C stroke is a useful stroke to know if you ever find yourself in a…

As a new paddler, is it a good idea to dive into the first high-end kayak we find? In this discussion I…

Reading a river is no different than reading a book -- you just need to have the correct vocabulary. In…

When it comes to ensuring a child's safety on the water, no piece of equipment is more vital than a life…

Engaging your core muscles while stand up paddling allows you to paddle more efficiently for longer…

How often do we go all out on our first day back on a wave, or playing in current, or in a rolling…

For a long time I wondered about kayak fishing. It’s not like I needed any more reasons to get on the…

When paddling a solo canoe, the wind will always try to blow the light end of a canoe downwind so it can…

The way I like to think about paddling in busy waterways is that it's like swimming in shark-infested…

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail is an historic waterway spanning 740 miles from Old Forge, NY to Fort…

This is a question that comes up often and since I was re-doing my own setup, I figured it might be a…

With very few exceptions, immersion in cold water is immediately life-threatening if you’re not wearing…

I received a note from a reader where they said “my kayak flipped once, and now I can't go on small…

Paddlers often wonder what equipment they are required to have on board. I think it is useful to first…

When a night-fishing mission goes awry, two kayak anglers learn the importance of staying calm and…

Kayakers at sunset in New York Harbor. Vor/Shutterstock New York City is an extraordinary place to…

What is the main difference between a dry suit and a semi-dry suit? Why is there's such a big difference…

I'd like to show you three different ways to pick up a canoe and carry it by yourself on a portage. The…