News and Features News and Features en-us Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Latest news and features from The Group Paddle - Preparation & Group Dynamics <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Tom Watson discusses a few things to keep in mind for planning and safely managing a kayak expedition with more than 2 persons. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 New Product: Matrix 100X kayak by Pelican Intl. <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Matrix is a stylish, agile, compact kayak designed for small to medium build paddlers. Its shallow v-chine hull promotes maneuverability and will please those looking for performance beyond the beginner level. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Trip Report: Caesar Creek Lake (OH) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This is my favorite lake among the choices in my area... Mainly due to the destinations available on the lake. There are 5 boat ramps on the lake including one for the campground with restrooms at each one. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0400 Kayaker Shot on Maryland Creek <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A kayaker was shot on open water Saturday night in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:25:00 -0400 Feature Canoe - Tranquility by Souris River Canoes <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:25:00 -0400 Store Feature: Green Wicking Shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A high performance wicking t-shirt with UPF 30+ sun protection. Light-weight, comfortable and much drier than cotton - it's a great shirt! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Ruminations on Oatmeal <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>when Tamia's previous column on homemade instant oatmeal resulted in a healthy serving of reader mail, she figured she ought to pass on what she'd learned from all the letters. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0400 Have kayak, will paddle... in the front lawn? <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Sometimes the itch to get out and kayak becomes too much and some will find any place to paddle... no matter the location. Read about this authors quick fix... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 From the Archives: Going Kayak Fishing with a Friend <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Read about Jerry White's kayak fishing excursion with his new friend; how he prepared for and executed the trip in this article from the archives. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Kindle / iPad waterproof case by Aquapac <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Waterproof case designed to fit all full-size iPads (including the iPad Air) and Kindle readers. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0400 Kayak T-Shirt Sale: Buy 2, Get 1 Free <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Get some great kayaking t-shirts this Spring with our Buy 2, Get 1 Free shirt special. Which one is your favorite? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:05:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Avocet by Valley Sea Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:15:00 -0400 A Starling Surprise! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Two girls canoeing the River Shannon in Ireland witness one of nature's most amazing phenomenons: a huge flock of Starlings (called a murmuration) flying in unison. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: Misty Fjords 6-Day Trip (AK) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Misty Fjords National Monument is a sea kayaker's paradise and one of Alaska's best kept secrets. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0400 Mobility Drills for Paddlers <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>John Chase demonstrates a few different warm up exercises and mobility drills that are going to help loosen up muscles used during paddling. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Product Review: Quest 13 kayak by Hobie <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Some immediate observations after several hours out on a variety of water. Two most important are... I have a dry seat! and the yak can be placed on top of my Rav4 alone. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Beluga Added to Accessories Guide <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Founded in 1997 by a paddle sports enthusiast, Beluga has grown to where they now provide more than eighty different products for canoes, whitewater kayaks, touring kayaks and the people who paddle them. Their paddle sport accessories and paddle wear are now available to view, research and compare in the Accessories Guide. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:30:00 -0400 Kayaking in Tidal Streams <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Franco Ferrero speaks on a few of the basic guidelines for navigating bays and channels in tidal regions in this short video clip. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 New Product: Magnetic Window Screens by Skeeter Beater <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Skeeter Beater magnetic vehicle window screens turns your vehicle into a bug-free "tent" in seconds, giving you more time to go play! Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Trip Report: Ohoopee River (GA) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Three of us spent three pleasant days paddling and camping the black water Ohoopee River. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0400