skills

5 Shoulder Tips to Hone Your Paddle Stroke

02.24.2014

Paddlers are pre-disposed to shoulder injuries, but paddlers can avoid them. Athlete Kim Becker offers five savvy shoulder tips hone paddle stroke.

Learn How to Canoe

02.12.2014

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.

Mastering pivot and sideslip strokes

02.12.2014

In this segment of canoeing 101, Paul Mason instructs on tandem canoe technique, specifically pivot turns and sideslip strokes.

Canoe Rigging 101

02.09.2014

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, […]

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.  […]

Canoe Camping Recipes: Naan Bread

01.30.2014

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.

Top 5 Tips for Camping With Kids

01.23.2014

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.

What I Learned in B.C.

10.05.2013

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.

Backcountry Gourmet

07.26.2013

Good backcountry food makes the difference between roughing it on short trips and living well on longer ones. Healthy, tasty, camp-cooked food can become a mainstay for canoeing trips with help from the new book The New Trailside Cookbook.

Help the Coast Guard Help You

06.26.2013

June’s installment of Staying Safe with the Coast Guard. Canoe & Kayak magazine teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide monthly service stories on how to stay safe while paddling on the ocean.

Rack and Roll

06.20.2013

No matter what you hear about raging rapids, the most dangerous part of paddling is getting to the put-in. You can’t do anything about others on the road, but you can make sure your boat stays safe and secure on your roof rack. Here’s how.

Water Safety with the U.S. Coast Guard

06.12.2013

Everyone wants to have fun on the water. The important thing to remember is staying safe while having fun. Canoe & Kayak teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a series of water safety skills and tips to times fun and danger free.

What’s the Hitch?

05.21.2013

You got questions, Eddy’s got answers

Where the Wild Things Are

05.17.2013

Canoe & Kayak’s top paddling destinations to shoot wildlife photography

How to Set Some Goals

05.13.2013

Goal setting is relevant in everything from personal finance to lifestyle changes. The concept is relatively simple: make a goal and plan how you’re going to get there. Sometimes, though putting into practice isn’t so simple. What follows is my story about goal setting and my take on how to make it work for you.

How to Photograph Wildlife

05.08.2013

One of paddling’s great joys are wild animal encounters. Better is capturing them—on camera. Here’s how photograph wildlife.

New York Paddle Sport Safety

05.06.2013

The weather is getting warmer, and spring is just beginning to emerge, which means paddle sport enthusiasts are knocking the dust and cobwebs off their boats and are ready to hit the water. But before heading out, remember a few very important notes to ensure a safe time on the water.

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