By Amy Freeman Dave and I unlocked the gate of the North Brooklyn Canoe Club as the sun was rising over a rough, industrial part of New York City. Located on top of another Superfund site, this was our access to the water. Donning our drysuits, winter hats and paddle mitts, we launched our canoe […]
Text and Photos by Daniel Fox Making photographs from a kayak can be a bit complicated, so before spending thousands of dollars on equipment only to find it flooded with seawater, it’s worth taking a moment to figure out what your goals are. Do you simply want souvenirs from your trip or the ability to […]
Knowing how to catch an eddy while boating is as fundamental a skill as knowing how to check your speed while skiing. It allows you to control your descent through whitewater, regroup with your buddies, pause to pick out your line, or simply take a break.
Dave and Amy Freeman, in the midst of Paddle to D.C., a 100-day, 2,000-mile journey by water from Minnesota to Washington, D.C., in order to protect the Boundary Waters from sulfide ore mining, share tips on upstream travel.
One of the most intimidating parts of planning a destination sea kayaking trip is just getting to the water. How will I navigate airports, taxis, and buses if I’m weighed down by my full suite of paddling gear?
The idea of kids and canoe trips can seem like a daunting undertaking. Don’t fret; here are some Dan Clark’s tips and tricks to create the best memories in your life.
A few simple hip stretches for paddlers stretches can fix major hidden pelvis issues, helping you feel good in your boat and top of your game on the river.
Expedition paddler Ken Campbell highlights five diverse methods for raising money for your next paddling trip, offering an array of options to complement online crowdsourcing websites.
Finding the funding for expeditions is never easy. Thankfully, those who have offered tips and advice for how to crowdfund paddling expeditions.
Paddlers are pre-disposed to shoulder injuries, but paddlers can avoid them. Athlete Kim Becker offers five savvy shoulder tips hone paddle stroke.
Canoeing down North America’s rivers is as much a part of the land’s history as hiking through its mountains. Learn how to canoe and carry on the tradition.
In this segment of canoeing 101, Paul Mason instructs on tandem canoe technique, specifically pivot turns and sideslip strokes.
The following is an exclusive excerpt from the new book NOLS Canoeing, by NOLS senior faculty member and program supervisor Zand Martin. The book is billed as “The perfect guide for those getting started and those who want to build on their skills.” It covers “basic strokes and maneuvers, lines, drills, rigging, loading and unloading, […]
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. […]
Making a gourmet meal in the wilderness is less intimidating than it sounds. Breads are easy recipes. Here are the camping recipes for two Indian breads.
Parenthood enticed Canadian mountain guide Dan Clark and his wife Alice Young Clark to hit the water. Here are their top five tips for camping with kids.
BC is of the most beautiful and most challenging whitewater destinations in the world. Paddler and C&K contributor Eric Adsit offers advice from his kayaking experience to help others make good judgment calls without the portages.