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Basics

Camping & Survival

Our height and weight when choosing a kayak

Every kayak is different just like how every human is different. Some kayaks work for people and not for oth…

Capsized Kayaker Assists

Assisting a capsized paddler to get back upright into a stable, water-free boat is the main purpose of a v…

Bracing Stokes

Bracing provides support while leaning your kayak: 1) more aggressive boat handling during turns; and 2) i…

Discussing the Forward Stroke

So, what are our goals with paddling? First I want to thank everybody for all the fantastic feedback and al…

Loading/Unloading Your Boat

From a safety standpoint, sustaining injury to loaders or damage to your boat/vehicle are major critical c…

Primary/Secondary Stability

The “stability” of a kayak refers to two distinct and inter-related aspects of how steady/stable the kayak…

Proper Sea Kayaking Technique

One of the great things about kayaking, is that almost anyone can do it. But it's still important to develop…

Paddling Footwear

Protecting your feet from cold and abrasive/rough surfaces are the two primary functions of paddling footw…

Emergency/Ditch Kits

First, of critical importance: If you don’t have your emergency kit/gear on you, you DON’T have it! Carry …