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How to Get Into and Out of a Canoe Smoothly and Safely

Canoes are surprisingly stable once you're settled into them, but getting in and out is a different story beca…

Paddling Solo

While the motivation for a kayaker to venture out alone is individual and personal, taking proper precauti…

3 Techniques All Stand Up Paddlers Should Know

Here are 3 absolute must-know techniques that anyone stepping onto a SUP should know.…

How to Deal with Wind While Paddling

Although kayaking is something that almost anyone can enjoy, kayaking in windy conditions presents some real…

Float Plan Tips

What an itinerary is to a traveler, a “Float Plan” is to a paddler embarking on an extended kayak trip - o…

Confronting Obstacles While Paddling

River obstacles are serious hazards on any waterway - from placid, slow-moving streams to raging, multi-cl…

Reading Rivers

Driving a car safely involves much more than merely focusing only as far ahead as the taillights of the ca…

Kayaking Fitness & Strength

Fitness for paddling has been on my mind a lot lately and I thought maybe my story on why I've been thinking…

Deploying a Throw Line

Casting out a rescue throw line, either contained within a Throw Bag or gathered in coils requires an unta…