News and Features News and Features en-us Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0400 Latest news and features from Between the Kayaks Re-entry <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This assisted re-entry has definite pros and cons, plus the concern about getting crushed between two kayaks is a reasonable one... However, read further to decide if the method might be useful for your circumstance... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Touring Kayak Paddle from Mitchell Paddles <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Mitchell Black Magic is designed for the person seeking ultra high performance from a sea touring paddle. The shaft is laminated with cedar on the outsides and a combination of ash and walnut strips for maximum strength and minimum weight. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Evoke Paddlesports Added to Buyers Guide <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Now you can check out the Evoke Paddlesports line of kayaks and compare them with the many canoes and kayaks available to research in the Boat Buyers' Guide. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:10:00 -0400 Why you'll catch more fish from a kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The selling of fishing kayaks, rigged from front to back for serious fishing, has become a lucrative business in Australia, with thousands of new kayaks sold every week. The main reason? Price point. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:00:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Edge 13 by Riot Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:53:00 -0400 Canoe Jumping <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Where you might use this skill, who knows?? But something fun to do when you find yourself bored, in a canoe, and out on the water... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: Self-Guided kayaking in Finland <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Finland is a great destination for kayaking. The thousands of lakes and beautiful sea are the perfect setting for a kayak trip for all skill levels. Join us and explore the Finnish nature the best way possible! Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Kayak Fishing: Rod Holder Installation <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kayak angler Jeff Little demonstrates how to install a rod holder on a kayak in this DIY video. Watch this short video before you start drilling holes in your boat! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:21:00 -0400 Product Review: Murrelet 4PD (kit) by Pygmy Boats Inc. <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Wow, what a great experience. I ordered the Murrelet with the more maneuverable hull and larger cockpit... The instructions are very clear and easy to follow, I did have a couple questions along the way and the folks at Pygmy were very eager and quick to answer them. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0400 Kayakers escape injury after getting caught in dam waters <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Mason City, IA: Two kayakers escaped injury after their kayaks got caught in dam waters on the Winnebago River. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Tips for Reducing Gear Failure <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Cliff Jacobson is a "belt and suspenders" kind of man... he doubles up to prevent failure. In this article, he mentions a few tips to double up and help prevent gear failure when you're on a paddling trip. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:34:00 -0400 New Product: AdvancedFrame Expedition LTD by Adv. Elements <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This 13 foot hybrid inflatable kayak features a proven aluminum rib-frame technology in the bow and stern, providing paddling performance that rivals hard-shell kayaks. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0400 Capsized kayak in icy lake washes 'miracle' ashore <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Portage, IN: Michael Triem battled frigid, near-freezing Lake Michigan waters after capsizing and losing his kayak on an outing with his son. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400 Kayaker encounters Basking Shark <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>It may look like a creature from some far-flung country, but this basking shark was captured on camera by a kayaker along the Kerry coast of Ireland. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:25:00 -0400 Feature Canoe - Eaglet I by Hemlock Canoe Works <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:34:00 -0400 Store Feature: Green Wicking Shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A high performance wicking t-shirt with UPF 30+ sun protection. Light-weight, comfortable and much drier than cotton - it's a great shirt! Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:00:00 -0400 Making Ramen Even Better <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Tamia's recent column on using instant ramen in camp gave short shrift to this ubiquitous staple's nutritional deficiencies, and readers were quick to point that out. So this time around, it's "Ramen Redux," and Tamia's done what she could to redress the balance Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400 UK Kayak Group enounters Giant Jellyfish <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A Kayaking group in England had a big surprise when they went for an evening paddle 30 barrel jellyfish. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:30:00 -0400 Loaded, Lashed and Locked <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Read about a kayak angler's experience using a truck bed extender, as well as getting a refresher with step-by-step instructions on lashing a boat to any rack. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Pro Cooler by IceMule <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>These are serious coolers designed for extreme adventure. Or... even just for when you have a lot of stuff to keep cold and don't want to lug a huge, hard, bulky cooler around! Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0400