Charli Kerns

Charli Kerns

Charli is the online editor for Canoe & Kayak magazine. Her boating career started with kayaking in the Appalachian mountains of east Tennessee. She picked up canoeing in New England where she got her master's in science journalism. She has since switched mainly to whitewater canoeing and multi-day adventures though picks up the play boat and creeker from time to time.

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Wilderness First Aid: Shoulder Dislocation

02.05.2014 //

By Grant Lipman One of the most common dislocations is the shoulder. This is especially true for paddling. The following offers a simple breakdown of what a shoulder dislocation looks like and how to relieve it. This instructional is not a substitute for actual wilderness first aid training, which we highly recommend all paddlers pursue.  […]

6 Steps to Finish Your Epic Journey

02.03.2014 //

Darrell Gardner did an 8.5-year, 6,000-mile expedition from the Mexico border to the Arctic Ocean, including an epic kayak journey. Here’s how he did it.

Jackson Fun Runner 70

01.31.2014 //

Jackson Kayaks is definitely on to something with the combination of sporty and roomy in its Jackson Fun Runner 70.

March 2014

01.21.2014 //

Foreword The Big One Crossing Baffin Welcome to the burliest double-date ever. Put In Family Matters Aquaphile The Art of the Hitch Gear Back to Classics

The Sable Crossing

01.21.2014 //

Conor Mihell A crescent of sand over 120 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia has legendary status in the Canadian Maritimes. Sable Island is known as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” Pieces of the Andrea Gail, a fishing vessel that sunk in 1991’s “Perfect Storm,” were discovered on the island—adding to its infamy in […]

Happy Canoe Year!

01.01.2014 //

We’ve scoured the country to find the most ardent group of New Years Day paddlers we could, who every year ring in the new year with a dip of the paddle blade.

Boating Milestones

12.25.2013 //

This story featured in our 40th anniversary issue, which debuted in March 2013.

High Fives and Party Waves Physical Therapy

12.20.2013 //

To those athletes who lose the sport they love to paralyzing injury, High Fives Foundation offers a new sport in surfing and physical therapy.

Yak About Adventures, A New Zealand Roadie

12.18.2013 //

Kayaker Jaime Sharp wants his series on kayak New Zealand to answer humanity’s oldest question: “why do we choose the paths we do and what gives us meaning?”

Iron X DXG 5G9V HD

12.16.2013 //

The Iron X is the lowest-priced camera in our test sample, and it provides high-definition POV performance at the relatively affordable entry point of about $250.

C&K’s Ultimate POV Camera Review

12.16.2013 //

This fall, the team at Canoe & Kayak subjected the newest and best waterproof POV cameras to a side-by-side comparison. We wanted to focus our test on how these cameras work in real-world paddling situations, without relying on tables full of specs and arcane tech jargon. We wanted to let the cameras speak for themselves through […]

Drift HD Ghost

12.16.2013 //

Drift HD Ghost has a lens that is the device’s best feature, built from Drift’s patented “Gorilla Glass” and adjustable to compensate for unleveled mounting.

ION Air Pro 2

12.16.2013 //

Sleek, sturdy and lightweight, this waterproof Ion Air Pro 2 camera is bullet-shaped in contrast to the boxy forms of others.

Ask Eddy: Will Insurance Cover Your Stolen Boat?

12.16.2013 //

This installment of Ask Eddy featured in the August 2008 issue and offers advice on how to deal with kayak kleptos, remove leeches and spearfish in Mexico .

Paddling Scotland’s West Coast

12.12.2013 //

Photos and Words by Tim Gent From Kintyre in the south to the Cape Wrath at the very top windswept corner of the country, the west coast of Scotland represents nothing less than a wiggly slice of paddling paradise. At almost every turn lochs cut deep into the lumpy mainland, offering sheltered sea room for the […]

Kayak Rescue Done Right

12.09.2013 //

A kayak rescue video early last November shows U.K kayaker Barny Young paddling with a few friends when one of his mates misses a line and pins bow first between two rocks.

2013 Whitewater Kayaks: Wavesport Recon

11.26.2013 //

To put Wave Sport’s new creek design to the test, we pulled two C&K staffers from both ends of the size spectrum: 6’5” creek-lover Nick Hinds, and 5’2” fireplug Charli Kerns.

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