News and Features News and Features en-us Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:14:00 -0500 Latest news and features from Feature Kayak - Little Wing 14 by Warren Light Craft <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:14:00 -0500 Canoe Rumble Seat <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Canoeists show what it's like to sit in a "Rumble Seat" while surfing some rapids on the Lower Madawaska River. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Feature Trip: Belize - Paradise Islands <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kayak, sail, and snorkel the idyllic cayes of the central reef system in Belize, with a comfortable bed and shower each night! Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Kayak Re-Enter & Roll Self-Rescue <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Mike Aronoff takes a look at how to do this valuable self-rescue technique which doesn't require you to climb on top of the boat after a capsize Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500 Product Review: Discovery 169 canoe by Old Town <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I inherited this canoe from my dad. Didn't know what to expect having had no paddling experience, but I've been impressed with this boat. Have been out mostly on lakes for a couple of seasons. With my partner (also a novice) paddling in the bow, we were able to track straight and reasonably fast across a big lake Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Desserts for Paddlers <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>For many paddlers who like to plan multiday trips, sweet-tooth options seem limited to canned pudding or fruit in a cup. This article provides some alternatives! Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Sociable Seal Tries to Climb on Kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Watch this seal's hilarious attempts to climb on board a kayak off the coast of England Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:30:00 -0500 New Product: Aruba 10ss kayak by Sun Dolphin <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This stylish and affordable kayak comes in a variety of colors and provides a stable, smooth ride for anyone from first time riders to seasoned pros. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500 Trip Report: Sparkleberry Swamp (SC) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Sparkleberry Swamp lies at the headwaters of Lake Marion, a part of the Upper Santee Swamp formed by the junction of two mighty river systems, the Wateree and the Congaree. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Taking to the sea on plastic bottle kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Young change-makers take to the sea on plastic bottle kayaks in a bid to educate kids in New Zealand about sustainability. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 18:15:00 -0500 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, 03 Mar 2015 12:10:00 -0500 Store Feature: Ladies Yellow Paddle Flower T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Printed on a 100% pre-shrunk cotton, Hanes Her Way t-shirt, this shirt features a beautiful flower-shaped collection of kayak paddles. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Leather Boot Maintenance <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Synthetic fabrics may have displaced leather boots from its former pedal preeminence, but there are still leather boots out there. Tamia addresses proper maintenance of these in her latest article. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Quiet Water Symposium Celebrates 20 Years <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The symposium celebrates all non-motorized recreation, the value of clean waterways, and shared concern for the Great Lakes. Plan to attend on March 7 in Lansing, MI Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:00:00 -0500 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