News and Features News and Features en-us Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Latest news and features from Up a creek in so many ways in Belize <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Read this Boston Globe reporters' misadventure in a canoe down in San Ignacio, Belize. Six miles upriver sounded easy... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 From the Archives: Scramble (Cowboy) Recovery <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The scramble recovery, sometimes referred to as the cowboy recovery because of straddling the kayak as you do a horse, is a great way to help you learn balance and allows you to really get to know your kayak. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Beachcomber Truck Rack by US Rack <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This truck rack extends forward above the cab to safely carry canoes and kayaks up to 20 feet long and leaves space to pull a trailer. It mounts WITHOUT drilling and removes in 2 minutes. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Retracing an Epic Journey <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>In May 2011, 47-year-old Sandy Robson set out to become the first female sea kayaker, to paddle from Germany to Australia. "I'm expecting to reach Australia in 2016 and I'm hoping to write a book afterwards about my journey," she says. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:30:00 -0500 Feature Kayak - Etain 17-3 by Valley Sea Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:13:00 -0500 Snow Canoeing! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Winter weather doesn't have to stop the canoe fun... it's just frozen water after all. The dog can actually give chase now! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0500 Feature Trip: San Juan Islands Kayak Inn Tours (WA) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kayak the beautiful, rugged San Juan Islands during the day and retreat to luxurious local Inns and fine dining at night. These tours are first class in every way! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 How to Turn Your Kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Gordon Brown examines the forward sweep and reverse sweep strokes from stationary positions and also demonstrates these turning strokes in rough seas. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Product Review: Tsunami 145 kayak by Wilderness Systems <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I had my first paddle in the Tsunami 145 today. This is my 6th kayak and I was very happy with the way it performed. I tried it out on the lake I live on and didn't have to use the rudder at all as it tracked so well Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Kayak Fisherman Lands Record-Breaking Shark <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A dedicated fisherman in Norway has landed a rare, 15-foot-long Greenland shark, setting a new world record for a fish caught with a rod and reel from a kayak Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Costly Canoeing Mistakes <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Cliff Jacobson tells of some costly expedition canoeing mistakes that he has made and has seen being made. Learn from him so you won't make them either. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Trip Report: Tygarts Creek (KY) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The rock overhangs were an awesome sight. Some were almost cavelike in their depth and overhang. We spotted carp, kingfishers, blue herons, wood ducks, mallards, otter, coyote and even a couple of bats. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Kayak Lights <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>According to U.S. Coast Guard rules, a vessel "under oars" (a somewhat archaic term which nonetheless applies to modern kayaks) must have an acceptable light between sunset and sunrise and during periods of restricted visibility. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 WRONG kayak carry in NZ <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Police in New Zealand have expressed their disbelief, after pulling over a motorist with a kayak strapped to his car sideways. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Feature Canoe - Wilderness 18 by Souris River Canoes <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:13:00 -0500 Store Feature: Take Me To The Water KAYAK T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This blue t-shirt features a kayak among trees and lily pads and of course the text: Take Me to the Water! Available in short or longsleeve versions. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0500 Ramen Noodles <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Ramen has been a last resort meal for generations of students and not a few kitchen shy singles. But it's also the hard pressed camp cook's friend. Read more about it! Tue, 16 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Paddling around Florida (literally) by kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Mary Mangiapia, 28, of Tampa, recently became the first woman to thru paddle the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Towing - Sea Kayak Rescue Techniques <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This short video covers the options of using a tow line for an in-line tow and contact towing, plus the technique to tow a swimmer. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Adventure Sailrigs by WindPaddle <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>These proven sail designs for kayaks and canoes are ultra-lightweight, self-supporting, self-launching and do not require any assembly for use. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:00:00 -0500