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Techniques & Safety

The way I like to think about paddling in busy waterways is that it's like swimming in shark-infested…

After listening to hundreds of paddlers expressing their kayak-related injuries, I have determined the…

~A Paddler's Post submitted by Gregg Jackson~ Flat water paddling is a great pleasure—a journey into…

I received a note from a reader where they said “my kayak flipped once, and now I can't go on small…

"Do something every day that scares you", says GoPro athlete Nick Troutman while he is paddling…

Safety Report By Moulton Avery of the National Center for Cold Water Safety On August 11, 2020, two…

Two incidents, one of which was fatal, illustrate why fishing waders are a very bad choice for…

THE UNCALCULATED RISK (1977) Historic Film About Whitewater Safety Fellow Paddlers, I was able to…

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…