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Goods for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.

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8 Things I Learned at the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium

02.05.2014

Editor of Canoe & Kayak Jeff Moag discusess the eight things he learned at the 2014 Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium.

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.  […]

A Date with Nigel Foster

02.04.2014

Sea kayaking legend Nigel Foster chats with an avid sea kayaker about close encounters with polar bears, his top 5 camping kit essentials and more.

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.

Kayak Review: Retro Designs

01.31.2014

Some boat designs never get broken. So after testing this crop of boats for our latest kayak review we found one thing true: the best (designs) never rest.

Pyranha Loki

01.31.2014

When C&K tester Dave Costello took the Pyranha Loki out to play, one thought came to him: time to paddle like it’s 1999!

Nova Craft Moisie

01.31.2014

Nova Craft Moisie ($2,079; novacraft.com) L: 16’6”; W: 34”; 77 lbs. in Royalex Plus, 67 lbs. in Royalex Mister Twister is a bizarre hybrid hole-eddy that eats canoes for breakfast. It’s the last hurrah on the Agawa River, a 20-mile whitewater run flowing through Ontario’s most spectacular canyon, a 600-foot-deep corridor of granite and pine […]

5 Things You May Not Know About the Dagger RPM

01.31.2014

The Dagger RPM might very well be the epitome of “Classic.” C&K contributor and gear-head Eric Adsit offers five facts you may not have known about it.

Dagger RPM 9.0 Limited

01.31.2014

Not many paddlers want to let go of what works. Dagger responded to the demand of a reintroduction of the discontinued classic with Dagger RPM 9.0 Limited.

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.

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.

The Grand Inga Project

01.29.2014

Tyler Bradt, Rush Sturges, Steve Fisher, and Ben Marr fire up The Congo’s Infamous Inga Rapids.

Crazy or Calculated: Evan Garcia Runs Salto de la Puma

01.28.2014

Some people would call Evan Garcia’s stunt crazy. Fortunately for the sport, he knows better. Watch the latest of the whitewater kayaking videos: La Puma

Best Backcountry Tents for 2014

01.27.2014

Those who want to do multi-day paddling trips will need a good backcountry tent. We have profiled what we think are the best backcountry tents for 2014.

Why Paddle the Mississippi River — Part 3: The Mystery

01.26.2014

This series of tales explores the cultural and ecological history of the Lower Mississippi River to answer the question: why don’t Americans love their river?

Olek to Rescuers: No Thanks

01.25.2014

Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba, 111 days into his trans-Atlantic crossing, recently turned away would-be rescuers on Dec 23, during his crossing from Portugal to Florida.

Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Tent

01.24.2014

The Mountainsmith Morrison 2 is quite simply the best tent value for the money of any shelter C&K gear contributor Rob Lyon has seen to date.

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