News and Features News and Features en-us Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Latest news and features from Product Review: Prodigy 10.0 kayak by Perception <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I purchased this kayak two months ago and have logged over ten hours in it. The yak tracks better than expected for its price range and is very stable. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Kayaker Circumnavigates Ireland <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Imagine spending 62 days on your own kayaking around Ireland. It might sound lonely but for Paul Alexander it was the adventure of a lifetime as he went solo and unsupported around the island. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Special Deal on Two Great Paddling DVDs! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Now you can Save 50% on one (or both) of these awesome paddling videos: "This Is Canoeing" or "This Is The Sea 4" Get them each for only $14.95 while supplies last! Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0500 The Allure of Canoeing Wild Northern Rivers <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Cliff Jacobson writes about what draws him to rivers in Canada over the tranquility of Boundary Waters or similar, more-frequented quiet water destinations. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Learning lifelong lessons in outdoor education <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>As part of the Westmount School's (AB) new outdoor education program, students are able to take part in alternative physical education activities such as kayaking, hiking or camping. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Trip Report: Mallows Bay Park (MD) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>It's called the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, and is a historical American oddity. With over 100 sunken ships, it's a fascinating and beautiful place to paddle, full of wildlife. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Feature Canoe - Affinity by Navarro Canoe Co. <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:14:00 -0500 Store Feature: Livin' Life T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The front of this shirt simply reads, "Livin' Life" while the back completes the thought, "Livin' Life one stroke at a time." Available in short or long-sleeve. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Stuffing: It's Not Just a Side Dish Anymore <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Stuffing needn't be relegated to a supporting role. With very little effort on your part, it can be the star of the camp and the basis for a hearty one-pot meal. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Before an adventure vacation, get your body ready <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A good article to read before you embark on that 4-6 day paddling adventure. Even a simple 1 or 2 day adventure will need some training to make it more enjoyable. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:00:00 -0500 From the Archives: Dressing for Cold Weather Paddling <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This article from the archives begins by stating that, "There are three rules to remember when dressing for cold weather..." Read all about them here. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Pro Catch Cooler by Ice Mule <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Simplest & Most Effective Fish Catch Cooler Ever Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Hammerhead Stalks Kayakers <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>For nearly two miles, a hammerhead shark taunted a pair of kayakers as they paddled their way back to shore in Florida. Watch the video! Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0500 Legendary Fisheating Creek : Kayak trail lives up to hype <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This report describes a recent trip on the Fisheating Creek (FL) which is 52 miles long, starting in Highlands County and ending at Lake Okeechobee. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Feature Kayak - Kodiak by Folbot <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:13:00 -0500 Kayak Surf Launch Fail <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This video proves that launching a kayak in the surf is not the easiest thing in the world... especially when attempted in powerful monsoon waves. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:00:00 -0500 Feature Trip: San Juan Islands 4-6 Day Tours (WA) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Spend a few days paddling along rich evergreen cloaked coastlines in search of orcas, bald eagles, seals, & porpoise. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Greenland Balance Brace <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This video demonstrates the Greenland Balance Brace technique. Concentrating on the basics of body position and movement when practicing this braces can greatly improve your ability to perform more advanced rolls. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:30:00 -0500 Product Review: Prospector 16 canoe by Nova Craft Canoe <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Hands down, an excellent canoe. Tracks well, great stability, relatively light (Royalite material used). Paddled on river (class 1) and flatwater lakes and the canoe handled like a dream. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Exploring remote Everglades by paddle <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Terry Helmers' foremost goal is to explore the Everglades, and that means charting obscure routes that do not appear on any tourist maps. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500