Hyperlite 2-Person Ultamid: Fast Shelter

My experience . . . I don’t always have much time to get shelter over my head. No time to unpack and pitch a tent. No time to find trees and string a tarp. Or no trees. Most of those moments are driven by the undercurrent of desperation as violent squall or windstorm is approaching. […]

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PFD Review – 06


Your PFD should hug your body and stay in place on land or in the water, and it should feel good enough that you’re happy wearing it for hours. Every body is different. Try a few PFDs and compare. Anticipate what you’ll need to carry, and make sure the model you’re considering can take it […]

Drawing Contest Winners


Here are the winning entrants in the Canoe & Kayak Kids Drawing Contest, as voted on by readers of the Web site. First Place – Kokatat Breeze Paddling Jacket Second Place – Bending Branches kid’s Twig Canoe Paddle Third place – Keen kid’s Newport Water Sandal

Rafting Accident Claims Two


Washington state’s whitewater rafting community mourned the loss of one of the state’s leading outfitters after learning that he was one of two men who drowned on the Klickitat River Saturday. Jeff Driver, 50, of BZ Corner, operated All Rivers Adventures with his wife, Karen, and was well-known for his devotion to safety, the Yakima […]

Virtual Kayak Racing


Want to know how your paddling speed stacks up? Join Virtual Racing by Kayak and Canoe. Marek Uliasz created this web site to enable kayakers and canoeists anywhere in the world to race against each other. The idea is to paddle the race distance, either 1,000 meters, 5 miles (8K) or 10 miles (16K), record […]

Reno Whitewater Festival 2006 – Gallery one


Reno Whitewater Festival 06. Read the story.

Water Shoe Review


For safety and comfort, good water shoes are a kayaking essential. They protect and cushion your feet in and out of your boat. They keep you on your toes by gripping tight on slippery rocks, sandy beaches, or whatever surface you’re on. Water shoes should suit your style. Long-distance paddlers may want a shoe with […]

Paddlers File Suit for Chattooga


GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – American Whitewater, the nation’s leading non-profit whitewater river conservation organization, filed suit on May 18, 2006, to restore the public’s ability to paddle the headwaters region of the 52-mile Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. The American Canoe Association, Georgia Canoeing Association, Atlanta Whitewater Club, Western Carolina Paddlers, and the Foothills Paddling Club, […]

Rippin’ in Reno: Pro Kayakers Show How It’s Done


RENO, May 12–Call it a day of overcoming odds. Eric Jackson, the ever-young 42-year-old world freestyle kayak champion, used his considerable experience to his advantage in claiming his second straight Reno River Festival freestyle rodeo title. In the women’s field, Australian Tanya Faux, battling a nasty bout of bronchitis that left her voice as scratchy […]

Vacation to Hell


Will you be crossing an island in the South Pacific? Will you be exploring a gorge near the Arctic circle? Will you be dodging bears in Siberia? Who knows? The Basic Rules: Penstock Productions is now accepting applications from teams of expert whitewater kayakers. Each team must consist of exactly 4 kayakers. These kayakers will […]

Kids drawing Contest- Voting ends May 19th – Last chance!


Here are the entrants to our Kids Drawing contest, arranged in alphabetical order by first name. Please look at all of them carefully and then vote for your top choice. Online voting has been extended to May 19, due to the delay caused by technical issues in posting the entries. Winners will be posted May […]

Kayak Tour of Beauty


Eddo Stefano wears a wide, toothy grin. His frame is slight and wiry but has a raw strength that comes from the water upon which he has spent much of his life. “If you catch fish, you make money. If you don’t catch fish, you make no money,” he explains matter-of-factly. “Yeah, it’s hard work. […]

Run of the Charles


A beautiful spring day made for a successful 24th Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race, the signature event of the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA). “The Run of the Charles caps a great week for the Charles River,” said Charles River Watershed Association(CRWA) Executive Director Bob Zimmerman. “On Saturday, more than 1,000 volunteers […]

National Kayak and Canoe Sprint Team Named


The Flatwater Sprint Senior National Team was named following the Sprint US Team Trials held on the Otay Reservoir in Chula Vista, California, from April 28-30. This team will represent the United States on a European tour, which begins next week. This tour includes World Cup competition and training with coaches Nathan Luce and Guy […]

Win Kayaks In National River Cleanup Week


It’s simple: Go to the National River Cleanup Week Web site, www.nationalrivercleanup.com. Either register your own cleanup effort, or find an existing cleanup in your state, and sign up. Or call (865) 558-3595. Registering your cleanup is free. Students who participate in a an organized cleanup can submit an essay that expresses their thoughts on […]

An Afternoon on the Water


The group rallied at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland, and milled around for an hour or so looking at all the boats and paddles and other gear that folks had brought. Joe Matuska from Aquabound came with a paddle that has a brand new joint mechanism – they’ve applied for a patent and that was […]

Head to Toe Outfitting


The right clothes can make the difference between a miserable day and a happy day on the water. In some cases, the right paddle wear is a matter of survival. How do you know what’s right for you? Start with when and where you are paddling. If it’s warm weather and warm water, you’ll want […]

Next Generation Tackles the River in Jackson Kayaks


From seasoned river veterans still a long way from a driver’s license, to parents and kids getting their first tracks in whitewater, what happened out there was a transformation in what river kayaking can mean for families. The Powerhouse stretch was cranking, with about 4,400 cubic feet per second spilling over 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls and […]

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