News and Features News and Features en-us Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:30:00 -0500 Latest news and features from Canoeist launches last leg of trek on disappearing river <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Colin McDonald is near the end of his 1,900-mile 'Disappearing Rio Grande' expedition that's taken him down the length of the river from its source. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:30:00 -0500 Feature Kayak - Explorer LV by Nigel Dennis Kayaks <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:08:00 -0500 Tandem Canoe Ballet <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Watch the teamwork and skill that these canoeists demonstrate in their spins and turns on a standing wave on the Lower Madawaska River (ON). Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Safari & Zanzibar Kayak Adventure <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Come along with us on a traditional Tanzanian Wildlife Safari. Then fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar to be guided on several kayak paddles to tiny islands off the coast. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:35:00 -0500 Choosing the Right Life Jacket for Paddling <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This short video demonstrates the simple "fit test" for a PFD and explains why a paddling specific life jacket is preferred to other market options. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:00:00 -0500 Product Review: Shearwater 17 (kit) kayak by CLC <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>I have built this Shearwater 17 stich and glue kayak... She is fast, straight but turns easy on angle, comfortable, stable, lightweight for this kind of construction, robust and surf well. I tried it in different conditions in open sea, calm to choppy, not severe yet. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Daredevil Kayaker Plunges Down 30-Foot Icy Waterfall <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Thrill-seeker and kayaker Todd Wells' latest adventure was conquering Spirit Falls on the Little White Salmon River, a tributary of the Columbia River in Washington. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Patience Pays! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Cliff Jacobson retells a few of his canoeing stories where it did paid off for him to be patient. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:00:00 -0500 New Product: Adventurer Inflatable SUP by NRS <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>For the paddler looking to go farther and do more, the 12'6" Adventurer is designed for adventure touring and overnight adventures Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Kayakers shocked by Mediterranean's urban sprawl <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Two French oceanography researchers expected to find pollution on their 14-month kayak journey from Gibraltar to Istanbul, but what shocked them was the endless spread of cities along the coast Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Trip Report: New Hogan Lake (CA) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>There are several islands and many coves to explore. The area is populated with lots of wildlife but don't expect to see much of it on busy weekends and holidays. During the week it abounds... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:30:00 -0500 Feature Canoe - Eagle by Nova Craft Canoes <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:13:00 -0500 Store Feature: Black iKayak T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Tell the world in simple terms that you love to kayak with this black t-shirt with white text that reads "iKayak". Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0500 Mush Meal? <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>A-maize your friends on your next camp outing by whipping up a meal of corn. Want to give it a try? Then check out Tamia's latest article. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Kayaking Firefighter Saves Wounded Snow Goose <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>FDNY Battalion Chief Dan Murray kayaked out into the middle of the cold Hudson River to rescue an injured snow goose Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:00:00 -0500 Late Season Layering <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kevin Callan offers some tips (and a video!) on layering and suggestions on what to wear, and what to avoid, when you're active in the outdoors this time of year when the temperatures may dip below 40. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Gear Spotlight: Paddle Saddle kayak seats by Yakpads <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Soft Lycra laminated to neoprene seating surface. Non-skid backing on seat bottom. Two securing methods: Velcro or tie-downs. Gel-filled inner core with permanent memory. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Coast Guard rescues kayaker paddling from Maui to Big Island <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The kayaker was en route to the Big Island from Maui when he reportedly lost sight of the island due to volcanic smog and drifted off course. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Grandmother's Kayak Expedition On-Hold Due to Injury <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Deb Walters, a grandmother who set out in July on a year-long kayaking expedition from Maine to Guatemala, is taking some time off to nurse a nagging injury. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:30:00 -0500 New Sweepstakes! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Make sure to enter the new sweepstakes from which features four great boat and prize packages you can register to win! Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:00:00 -0500