News and Features News and Features en-us Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:25:00 -0400 Latest news and features from Turning Your Kayak Quickly <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Mike Aronoff looks at edging and the kayak sweep stroke in this short tutorial video that will assist in turning your kayak quickly. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:25:00 -0400 Product Review: Greenland II kayak by Folbot <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Greenland II is very stable in rough water, it tracks well and moves along easily at moderate speed. The Greenland II turns more like a canoe than a kayak and is best used in open water. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Trip Report: Little River (VA) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I usually begin at the Little River Dam and paddle upstream about 5 miles towards Snowville. Very quiet water for 4.5 miles, then you encounter a class 1 Rapids. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Backcountry Canoe Rule Debate <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Cliff Jacobson looks at the 'maximum group size' rule in the BWCA by making some observations and voicing his calculated call for a slight change to this current restriction. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:50:00 -0400 Paddling Perks 2015! Calendar, T-Shirt and More Just $25! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The 2015 Paddling Perks program is now available! Check out the 2015 calendar, the new t-shirts and the SAVINGS you will enjoy once you sign up. All for just $25 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Paddling through fall's palette <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I recently paddled a 5-mile reach, up and back, where I enjoyed a quiet afternoon among a forest preparing for winter and surrounded by incredibly awesome fall color. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Massive pumpkin paddled to world record <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Charles Clark broke a world record by paddling 100 meters in a pumpkin weighing 440 pounds. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Canoe - Prospector by American Traders <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:12:00 -0400 Store Feature: Black Canoehead Fleece <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This mid-weight fleece features the popular red & white "Canoehead" embroidered design that really pops off the black background. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Honey in the Backcountry <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>When it comes to sweetening food, Tamia often turns to honey, a ready fuel and a hardy traveler that can be used to make almost any good meal a little bit better. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Whirlpool Swallows Kayak! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Watch this slow-motion video of a kayaker getting completely sucked into a massive whirlpool on the Ottawa River. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400 From the Archives: Value of Guided Kayaking Trips <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Wayne Horodowich relates a personal experience which changed his opinion on the value of paying the extra money to take a guided kayaking tour Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Kayak Kaboose trailer by Kayak-Kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Kayak Kaboose is the complete paddlesports transport solution made of welded, galvanized, heavy gauge steel frame for durability and longevity. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Tips to Hunt and Haul Bucks by Canoe <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Here's an article from 'Field & Stream' to tell you what you need to know to pull off a successful wilderness float hunt. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400 Kind kayak donation keeps teacher paddling <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kim Craig was diagnosed with a secondary melanoma, leaving her without the strength needed for her weekly kayak trip. With a kind donation of a tandem kayak the tradition continues. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0400 New Sweepstakes! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Make sure to enter the new sweepstakes from which features three great boats: a NEXT canoe (paddle included) from Old Town Canoe, a Cruiser 12 Angler from Jackson Kayak, and a Sound 120xe kayak from Elie. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Pinguino 145-4PD (kit) by Pygmy Boats Inc. <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:13:00 -0400 Nature's Canoe Magnet? <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Watch a series of funny canoe accidents that happen with the same lone rock all within just 6 minutes of each other... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: The Berry Islands (Bahamas) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Treat yourself to a mothership experience aboard Mirage as you paddle the spectacular Berry Islands of the Bahamas. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Kayak Fishing Basics: Speed Matters! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This video looks at the advantages of speed in an angling kayak and the trade off between speed and stability, plus it addresses proper paddling technique for peak performance. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0400