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25 November 2014
PADDLENEWS: The Weekly Newsletter of  
Old Town
Old Town Canoe & Kayaks


by: David Rehm
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 • $30K kayaks for the Adventurer's Wish List
 • Kayaker Circumnavigates Ireland
 • Learning lifelong lessons in outdoor education

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 • Photo Runner-up
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How to Hold a Kayak Paddle
Holding a Kayak Paddle Mike Aronoff talks about the basics of holding a kayak paddle in this video while also briefly addressing the parts of a paddle. Grip strength, width of grip and a few other pointers are demonstrated in this segment that will be useful for the beginning kayaker. Watch this short video at the link below:

Iced In!
Iced In This short film documents a 3-day canoe trip in late fall to the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands (Ontario) where 2 canoeists find themselves unexpectedly iced in. Their escape route comprises a 8km portage, mostly through bush and snowstorms and a very short paddle. Watch as these prepared paddlers escape the Wildlands.

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Canoe/Kayak Sweepstakes!
Enter the sweepstakes which features three great boats! The boats you can register daily to win are: a Cruiser 12 Angler from Jackson Kayak, a NEXT canoe (paddle included) from Old Town Canoe, and a Sound 120xe kayak from Elie. The boats also come with Hoister Storage Systems from Harken, Gear from Salamander Paddle Gear, locking cables from Lasso Security Cables, and First Aid Lockers from Witz Sport Cases. Congratulations to Beth Hogan of New Albany, IN who won a 2015 Perks Membership just for entering this past week.

In The Same Boat: Toolkit
The connection between, on the one hand, a rainy October morning spent standing on the margin of a beaver pond, and, on the other, the art of assembling a portable toolkit, isn't immediately obvious. But the common link is the backcountry wanderer's need for order and method. An ingenious reader helped Tamia see this. And now she's going to pass the word along. Check out her "Rainy-Day Thoughts on Order and Method." It's her latest for In the Same Boat.

Trips Directory Spotlight
Roatan - Private Caribbean Paddlesports Retreat
by Uncommon Adventures
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This retreat combines kayaking, snorkeling and tropical biology all with a twist of rich cultural history just thirty miles off the beautiful Caribbean Coast of Honduras.

Product Review Spotlight
Otter 16 canoe by Navarro Canoe Co.
We purchased this canoe from some neighbors who had used it for several years. It was still absolutely gorgeous! Won me over and I am hardly the outdoorsy type! It is so easy to maneuver and easily carried by two people. It easily fit 3 adults and one child as well as our respective gear for a nice day outing on the waterway... Rating 10 of 10 by A. Houston
Read more reviews or get more info on the Otter 16 canoe.

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