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The Seasick Paddler

If you have been seasick then you know how it feels. If you haven't, you may think you know how it feels. Thos…

Tags: Kayak, Canoe, Safety

Paddling Pathogens

Recent annual high water and flood events in North America sometimes provide kayakers and canoeists with new p…

Tags: Canoe, Kayak, Water Quality, Safety

Spotlight: Part 3

A Note to the Reader  This is a book review. It is not a guide to diagnosis and treatment. More…

Tags: Literature

Dog Paddling - Taking your Dog Canoeing

I just got back from my "end of the season" paddle, which ended up this year to be in Ontario's Killarney Prov…

Tags: Safety, Family, Canoe

The Group Paddle - Preparation & Group Dynamics

A kayaking buddy, we'll call him "Ben", is one heck of a paddler. He's got years of big, blue water experience…

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Survival Sense for Paddlers

One day, it's bound to happen: your attempted beach landing in the surf fails and your boat is swept away whil…

Tags: Safety, Kayak, Canoe

Treating the Big Chill

Only once have I suffered the ill effects of hypothermia. Once was enough, however, for me to quickly realize …

Tags: Safety, Kayak

First-aid Kits & Allergic Reactions

My wife and I were portaging in the far north when our dog, Bailey, disturbed a nest of wasps and brought them…

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Beyond the First Aid Kit

Have you looked through an outdoor gear catalog recently? We are a highly specialized society – even down to o…

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