News and Features News and Features en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:59:00 -0500 Latest news and features from Torres Strait to test kayaking duo <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>After being forced to postpone their 350km kayaking expedition from Cape York to Papua New Guinea and back, Matt Martin and Jeremy Todd are preparing to hit the water in February. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:59:00 -0500 From the Archives: How to Keep Your Kayak in Good Shape <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Watch this brief video to get an overview of storage and some simple tips on how to keep your kayak in the best shape possible. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Women's PFDiva by MTI Adventurewear <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This PFD combines the best performance features found on men's vests, and adds the Adjust-a-Bust fit system to support a woman's body where it counts. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 $30K kayaks for the Adventurer's Wish List <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Nick Schade is a bona fide aquatic artist, constructing customized kayaks from his home in Groton, CT. A bespoke piece can range from $9000 to $37000. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0500 Volunteers teach veterans to kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A group of veterans took to the water in Johnson City, TN to learn how to kayak from a group of volunteers with the national non-profit Team River Runner. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Feature Kayak - S14LV by Stellar Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:15:00 -0500 The Superman Canoe Entry Method <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Not sure if this is an entry method approved by the ACA, but it worked out for this canoeing couple! Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:00:00 -0500 Feature Trip: Guna Yala Kayaking Expedition (Panama) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kayak and explore the pristine San Blas (or Guna Yala) Archipelago in the Caribbean Ocean of Panama, home of the Guna Indigenous people. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Product Review: Prodigy 10.0 kayak by Perception <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I purchased this kayak two months ago and have logged over ten hours in it. The yak tracks better than expected for its price range and is very stable. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Kayaker Circumnavigates Ireland <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Imagine spending 62 days on your own kayaking around Ireland. It might sound lonely but for Paul Alexander it was the adventure of a lifetime as he went solo and unsupported around the island. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Special Deal on Two Great Paddling DVDs! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Now you can Save 50% on one (or both) of these awesome paddling videos: "This Is Canoeing" or "This Is The Sea 4" Get them each for only $14.95 while supplies last! Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 -0500 The Allure of Canoeing Wild Northern Rivers <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Cliff Jacobson writes about what draws him to rivers in Canada over the tranquility of Boundary Waters or similar, more-frequented quiet water destinations. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Learning lifelong lessons in outdoor education <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>As part of the Westmount School's (AB) new outdoor education program, students are able to take part in alternative physical education activities such as kayaking, hiking or camping. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Trip Report: Mallows Bay Park (MD) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>It's called the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, and is a historical American oddity. With over 100 sunken ships, it's a fascinating and beautiful place to paddle, full of wildlife. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:00:00 -0500 Feature Canoe - Affinity by Navarro Canoe Co. <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:14:00 -0500 Store Feature: Livin' Life T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The front of this shirt simply reads, "Livin' Life" while the back completes the thought, "Livin' Life one stroke at a time." Available in short or long-sleeve. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Stuffing: It's Not Just a Side Dish Anymore <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Stuffing needn't be relegated to a supporting role. With very little effort on your part, it can be the star of the camp and the basis for a hearty one-pot meal. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Before an adventure vacation, get your body ready <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A good article to read before you embark on that 4-6 day paddling adventure. Even a simple 1 or 2 day adventure will need some training to make it more enjoyable. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:00:00 -0500 From the Archives: Dressing for Cold Weather Paddling <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This article from the archives begins by stating that, "There are three rules to remember when dressing for cold weather..." Read all about them here. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Pro Catch Cooler by Ice Mule <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The Simplest & Most Effective Fish Catch Cooler Ever Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0500