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Basic Paddling Gear in Emergencies

I am a firm believer in the multiple utility of gear – getting the most out of each piece of equipment, partic…

Tags: PFD, Paddles, Safety

How to Stop Blisters

Kayakers need to know how to treat blisters and, more importantly, how to prevent them. Blisters are common on…

Tags: Safety, Paddles

Approaching A Panicked Swimmer

When I began teaching, I taught my students to get to the capsized boater quickly to affect a speedy recovery.…

Tags: Kayak, Safety

Seasickness While Kayaking

Any paddler who has suffered the green-gilled demon of seasickness, with the dizziness, nausea, excessive sali…

Tags: Kayak, Canoe, Safety

Fish Hook Removal Technique

I got a good fish on a crank bait bite first thing this morning and as I go to lift it, the fish jumps and thi…

Tags: Video, Kayak, Fishing