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Techniques & Safety

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

How many of you have ever heard that paddle craft (vessels under oars according to the Navigation Rules)…

What are the lighting requirements for paddle craft being operated at night or in periods of reduced…

Sigrid Pilgrim, director of the Illinois Paddling Council, an organization that represents the interests…

In very windy weather, it is often more comfortable to use turning techniques that only employ edging…

This Point-Of-View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of…

This Point Of View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of why…

This Point Of View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of…

This Point-Of-View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of…

This Point-Of-View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of…

2020 has been an enormous wake up call. We had to learn to adjust and change the way we live and work in…

Here's some tips and ideas for having a backup plan in case you lose a hatch cover during a trip or…

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…

We're gonna have a look at two strokes that can be used in a variety of ways that are essential for the…

If you're thinking of getting into kayaking, whether you want to explore faraway places or just hang out…

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

We’ll take a look at the kit that I often choose to carry that I can access while afloat. This setup is…

The true story and life-saving lessons of Adam Irino’s very strange day. August 31, 2019 was shaping up…

When paddling a canoe, a solo paddler or a stern paddler is very often having to do some form of…

How many of these techniques have you tried? Yes, some are a little unorthodox, but what's paddling…

Power boats and larger sail boats need ramps or designated areas for launching and landing. Paddlers on…