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Declassified: The CIA Canoe Commuters

“When things seem to be settling into a pattern of sustained wackiness either at home or in the office, a fixed point of reference like a canoe crossing is useful even if it is brief.” –Robert Sinclair in a recently declassified CIA document.

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Olek Loses Rudder, Tries for Bermuda

02.14.2014

Kayaker Aleksander “Olek” Doba has lost his rudder, and will attempt to land in Bermuda for repairs before continuing his 5,200-mile crossing from Portugal to Florida. The 67-year-old Polish adventurer tweeted the news yesterday via satellite phone. My rudder has just fallen off! It has to be fixed in harbour. My life and health are […]

Rants and Raves

02.12.2014

Rants and Raves: Highlights from the Letters to the Editor featured in our March 2014 issue. Please send us your feedback to LETTERS@CANOEKAYAK.COM. The most thought-provoking letter wins a new NRS Zen Rescue Life Jacket.

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.

Custom Tailored High-End Suits

02.11.2014

The Kokatat Gizmo online tool lets people to customize their drysuits right at home. Our online editor tried it. Here’s what she had to say about it.

Ben Marr’s Epic Surf on the Ottawa

02.11.2014

About the Photo John Rathwell took the photo on May 16, 2013, one day before the Ottawa XL started. The athlete Ben Marr is surfing Ruins Wave, Ottawa River in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Rathwell always shoots a few motion blurs of big wave surfing. He loves how the slow shutter gives the viewer a better […]

Women’s Canoe Out of 2016 Summer Olympics

02.10.2014

The 2016 Olympics in Rio draws near, and C-1 women athletes have to sit out again. The ICF promises to try for the 2020 Olympics, but will they?

Yakima Keelover Canoe Rack Brackets

02.10.2014

The Keelover canoe rack bracket set from Yakima is a throwback to simpler, more hassle-free times. It’s satisfying, especially if you pine for the old days.

Racing the Little White Salmon

02.10.2014

Episode 5 of the TiTs DEEP webisode series brings the excitement and positive nature of these rad women at the 2013 Little White Salmon Race.

Coffee Camping: Snow Peak French Press and Milk Foamer

02.10.2014

Snow Peak’s line of outdoor cookware includes several pieces for coffee lovers to make coffee camping one of the best experiences outdoors.

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, […]

First Contact: Trans-Atlantic Kayaker Breaks 47-Day Silence

02.07.2014

Trans-Atlantic paddler Aleksander Doba (Olek) has made contact with his support team 47 days after losing contact with the outside world.

Kayak Carnage Lesson: It’s Just a Hunk of Plastic

02.06.2014

C&K contributor Mike Bezemek learns an important lesson during his swim and kayak carnage. Sometimes, it’s just a hunk of plastic.

The Inside Line: Crossing Baffin Island

02.05.2014

C&K got to talk with two of the adventurers built their own traditional kayaks and followed a traditional Inuit route crossing across Baffin island.

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.

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