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Going Against the Flow

Salmon do it. Shad do it. Even eels do it. But few paddlers ever try running a river the wrong way round. An…

Tags: In The Sameboat

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

The Search for Secret Waters

Some folks always need crowds around them, but most paddlers would probably like to be alone on the water, at …

Tags: In The Sameboat, maps, explore

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

Spotlight: Part 12

Paddlers explore the unknown every time they launch their boats. Even familiar lakes and rivers often surprise…

Tags: Literature

GPS Navigation: What can it do for you?

A handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver can be an extremely useful piece of navigation gear when p…

GPS – A Paddler's Convenient Nav' Tool

The access point on Lake Monson is at the head of a small inlet on the amoeba-shaped, glacial formed lake. Pad…

GPS Tips

You've decided to go high tech and get a GPS receiver but are bewildered by the huge array of models. Here are…

Tags: Cliff Jacobson, GPS, navigation

Compass Basics for Kayaking

A discussion on the use of a compass from a kayaking standpoint begins with basic compass savvy and then advan…

Tags: Kayak, navigation, maps