News and Features News and Features en-us Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:20:00 -0500 Latest news and features from Kayaker begins solo trip around Australia <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>While he will not be the first to circumnavigate Australia by solo kayak, Peter Thomson is excited to start his dream journey which is expected to take 20-22 months. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:20:00 -0500 Feature Kayak - Quest 135 by Pakboats <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:15:00 -0500 Leg Paddling?! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Watch this amazing video of a fisherman balancing on the bow of his dugout canoe paddling with just one foot. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Featured Trip: Lighthouse Reef (Belize) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Sea kayak, snorkel and scuba dive; learn about reef ecology enjoy incredible seafood feasts and all in all take in one of the most beautiful island and coral reef settings you can possibly imagine. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Greenland Side Sculling <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This video demonstrates the Greenland Side Sculling manuever and breaks it down into a few useful steps. A good technique to learn; useful to prevent a capsize. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:00:00 -0500 Product Review: Guide 160 canoe by Old Town <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>We fish off it; it's stable as a rock. Comfortable seating, tons of space, lots of useful accessories available. It makes for fantastic cheap family entertainment... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Close Encounter with Manatee <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A park ranger at Biscayne National Park (FL) had a moment with a manatee and the encounter was captured on his GoPro. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Carry a Canoe Solo <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This short video demonstrates proper form and technique for lifting & carrying a canoe by yourself. Remember: Your back safety is crucial! Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:00:00 -0500 New Product: Bali 13.5 Tandem Kayak by Sun Dolphin <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This one, two or three person kayak offers adjustable padded seats with high backrests. The middle seat location makes it easy to attach the padded seat system for one person operation - plenty of room for paddlers and gear! Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Trip Report: North Platte River (WY) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>About a mile downstream I flushed a flock of wild turkeys on the right bank and also spotted a deer another mile on. A bald eagle was circling over head... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Huge canoe sculpture captivates students <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The 50-foot-tall sculpture is made of 75 metal canoes and towers above University of Texas students below. The price tag? $1.4 million Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:45:00 -0500 Feature Canoe - Keewaydin 17 by Swift Canoe & Kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:14:00 -0500 Store Feature:Women's Coral Sunset T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This lovely, Women's-Fit, coral-colored shirt pictures a kayaker paddling with the sunset as a perfect backdrop. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Tricks for Starting Campfires <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Fire-lighting remains a vital skill, and it's a subject Tamia has revisited several times over the years. Now some knowledgeable readers have offered their own tricks. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Low lake levels could cause a return to kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Persistent drought conditions throughout Texas has owners of kayaks in the best position to take advantage of looming unusable boat ramps across the area. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:00:00 -0500 How to Punch Through Surf <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>If you want to punch through a wave you need to have momentum from a good forward stroke and a body position that will allow you to react and paddle as needed Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Lockable Tiedown Straps by Kanulock <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Protect your gear with this locking tie-down system. Kanulocks tie down straps feature 2 braided stainless steel cables that run the length of the straps. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Canoeist launches last leg of trek on disappearing river <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Colin McDonald is near the end of his 1,900-mile 'Disappearing Rio Grande' expedition that's taken him down the length of the river from its source. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:30:00 -0500 Feature Kayak - Explorer LV by Nigel Dennis Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:08:00 -0500 Tandem Canoe Ballet <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Watch the teamwork and skill that these canoeists demonstrate in their spins and turns on a standing wave on the Lower Madawaska River (ON). Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0500