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Becoming a Gamefish

Last week, Tamia made the case for emulating the gamefish and paddling upstream. Not as an everyday thing, t…

Tags: In The Sameboat, technique, upstream

A Primer on North Declination & Variation

Now that satellite navigation has come down to earth, the magnetic compass seems like a child's toy. But it'…

Tags: In The Sameboat, compass, navigation

How to Read a Nautical Chart

This video is about a couple of small, basic points on how to read a nautical chart. Just some stuff that when…

Tags: Video, maps, navigation, Kayak

Picking A Line

If you've been whitewater paddling for any length of time, then there's a good chance that you'll have sp…

Tags: Kayak, whitewater, technique

The Benefit of Using Guide Books

I turned 76 in September.  No matter, I continue to think—and largely feel—like I’m 29&hellip…

Tags: navigation, canoeing

Solo Canoe Sailing

In this video, Dave Rossetter demonstrates how to set up a sailing system in a solo canoe using a pole and a p…

Tags: Video, Canoe, Sailing

River Classifications

Whitewater is rated on a scale of increasing difficulty from Class 1 to Class 6. This classification system pr…

Tags: whitewater, Kayak, Canoe

The Toughest Loop in the BWCA

Funny, how one's perspective on things changes with age. Trips that are easy when you're young become challeng…

Tags: Canoe, BWCA, destination, Safety, Cliff Jacobson

River Profiling

Let's say you are planning to canoe a river in northern Canada or Alaska. A trip guide, which you got off the …

Tags: Canoe, maps, article, rivers, Cliff Jacobson