News and Features News and Features en-us Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Latest news and features from Product Review: Spitfire 9 by Emotion Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Got this kayak from Cabela's bargain cave for $200... it's a great kayak for that price! Comfy seat that is plastic riveted on allowing you to actually lean back with a very nice adjustable seat back Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Submit a Review - Win a Canoe or Kayak - LAST CHANCE! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:30:00 -0400 Kayaking journey is recalled by 76-year-old <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Notes from the journal of 76-year-old kayaker, recorded each night during a 5-day trip down the Missouri River in Spring 2014 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 The J-Stroke and Canadian Stroke <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kevin Callan talks about these the efficient J-Stroke and Canadian Stroke in his latest article which also features a short video where he demonstrates the technique for both. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 New Product: Northern Outfitter canoe by Swift <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Northern Outfitters are workhorses. With ample weight capacity and a straight tracking shoe keel, the whole family can travel with confidence wherever the water may lead. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Kayaking in Alaska's 'bear utopia' <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The area around Pack Creek, a bear-viewing area on Admiralty Island, offers some amazing sights not too far from Juneau, AK Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Trip Report: Assateague National Seashore (MD) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Assateague Island is to Maryland as the Outer Banks is to North Carolina without all the development... Like the NC Outer Banks, they host a herd of feral (wild) ponies. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Canoe - Traveler by AIRE <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:12:00 -0400 Store Feature: Long-Sleeve Navy Kayak T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This navy blue long sleeve shirt features a white oval with a kayaker paddling over top of the text: "KAYAK" and "Powered by Paddle." Now only $14.95! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Pinned! (part 3) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Tamia certainly has had her share of close calls over the years canoeing whitewater rivers. Read the third and final part of a story that really stands out in her memory. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 85-year-old hitchhiking and canoeing the Erie Canal <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>John canoes to a particular destination, then picks up his hitchhiking signs from the bow of the canoe that read: "Elderly canoeist ahead" and "Seeks ride to car." Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 From the Archives: River Hazards <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Tom Watson explains a few common river hazards (that you may or may not know of) and includes some tips to avoiding them. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Kayak/Canoe Trailers by Portage Pal <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The standard trailer from Portage Pal can carry canoes and kayaks up to 12' long and with the optional tongue extension it can carry boats from 8' to 19' long. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Safety at sea a concern <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A New Zealand kayaker feels too many people are skipping valuable marine lessons leaving the door wide open for potential disaster... read his tips to remember Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400 U.S. set to host ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Championships begin Sept. 17 in McHenry, MD with an opening ceremony and close Sept. 21 with the team finals in K1 women (single kayak) and C2 men (canoe double). Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0400 Teen completes solo Mississippi River journey <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>After paddling 2,365 miles down the Mississippi River, 19-year-old James Welborn has completed his solo canoe journey. He spent 118 days on the river... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Pathfinder by Freedom Hawk Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:05:00 -0400 Unique Sport: Canoe Poling <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Get a glimpse of this unique sport! Watch as the "few and proud" stand tall in their canoes for the annual Canoe Poling National Championships. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: Paddle with Manatees (FL) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Led by an experienced naturalist, you will paddle amongst a natural, wild population of manatees; close enough to view without disturbing these gentle creatures. We encounter manatees on most EVERY tour! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Kayak Foot Brace Positioning & Edging Primer <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Nigel Foster talks about fitting a kayak to yourself in this short video by properly adjusting the foot braces and using foam padding. He also gives a quick demonstration on the technique of edging a kayak. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0400