News and Features News and Features en-us Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Latest news and features from From the Archives: Packing Your Pack <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kevin Callan shares a few tips regarding the best way to arrange camping items in a pack. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Kayak Sak by Kayak Covers of Charleston <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The front of the kayak slips into the front of the Kayak Sak; the back half of the cover then closes around the stern of the kayak, with the top and bottom halves closing using a 2" wide Velcro flap. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:27:00 -0500 Canoe polo explained <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Of the many varieties of kayaking, canoe polo is perhaps more physically demanding than most. It's a sport that requires a high level of physical contact... Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Polar Plunge: Kayaking the icy Great Falls <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Watch as kayakers paddle down the Potomac River's icy waters, before plunging over the Great Falls... then surf some winter waves. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Klepper's solar-powered E-Kayak introduced <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The E-Kayak is designed to let sore paddling muscle rest by replacing those muscles with motor power. The kit includes a high-efficiency electric motor with carbon propeller Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 -0500 Feature Kayak - NC 19 Expedition by NC Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:13:00 -0500 How to Surf a Kayak... and Laugh <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Funny video with tips on surfing your kayak in the ocean; including humorous demonstrations of how to get to the water... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Feature Trip: Sea Kayak Everglades 3-5 Day Tour (FL) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Paddle the warm winter waters of America's Everglades! Dolphins, manatees, alligators, herons, egrets, ospreys, eagles, spoonbills, pelicans and sea turtles. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:40:00 -0500 Paddling Gloves <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>For most paddlers a good pair of paddling gloves is a standard piece of gear/wardrobe. Tom Watson reviews some general options for protecting hands while paddling in this article. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:25:00 -0500 Product Review: Raven kayak by Eddyline <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I find the boat to be quite stable with amazing secondary stability; I have NEVER accidentally tipped in this boat. When chop gets over 8 inches some water splashes on the deck but the ride remains very dry. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Last Chance for Perks with 2015 Calendar! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Join Paddling Perks today and you'll get a great t-shirt (16 to choose from) and the awesome 2015 calendar, but make sure to sign up soon because the beautiful calendars are almost gone! Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:00:00 -0500 7 Great Tripping Canoes <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>We've highlighted and compared seven expedition canoes to give you some idea of their differences. You'll find plenty more in the Buyers' guide and tools to sort canoes by size, price and more... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:40:00 -0500 New Product: Woodlands Modular Storage System by Talic <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The first ever all wood modular storage system; beautifully designed and precisely fabricated. Makes it easy to arrange your toys any way you want and have it look great too! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Crooked Creek Paddles Added to Accessories Guide <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>See the Crooked Creek Paddles inventory recently added for your research and comparison to the Accessories Buyers' Guide. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Paddling Blind <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Vic Allen hasn't let his blindness keep him from doing things he loves... like paddling solo canoes in Hawaii. Read his inspirational story. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:00:00 -0500 Feature Canoe - ALLY 515 Folding Canoe <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:07:00 -0500 Store Feature: Paddle Faster, I Hear Banjo Music T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The infamous line: "Paddle Faster, I hear Banjo Music" from the movie Deliverance is featured on this charcoal grey t-shirt! Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Map-Measuring Tools <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This week, Tamia tests four ways of measuring river miles on a map to a head-to-head trial. Want to know which one came out on top? Then read on... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Kayak trip to Guatemala halted due to injury <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>After completing over 1,500 miles of the expedition, 63-year-old Deb Walters has cut short her fundraising kayak trip from Maine to Guatemala after emergency neck surgery. She hopes to finish the trip next fall. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:00:00 -0500 From the Archives: Self-Rescue Swimming <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Ken Whiting explains different swimming styles in whitewater and looks at swimming over strainers and through holes. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:30:00 -0500