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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Paddle Swill- Leinenkugel’s Red


by Mike Kord first appeared in the May 2005 issue I once knew a guy who stayed at the same dead-end job because there was a great teriyaki place down the street from his office. The point is, sometimes you just have to unearth a positive to endure an unfortunate circumstance. I was inspired by […]

Pushing the Envelope


By Cliff Jacobsen A Canoe & Kayak web-exclusive North Knife River, Manitoba (July, 2005): The water is very high and shore-line eddies are washed out. It is 45 degrees and raining. A rocky island hides two killer falls that lie below. The right falls can be lined; the left must be portaged. The river runs […]

Paddle Swill- Maudite Ale


The Web site for Quebec brewer Unibroue suggests serving its Maudite Ale with pasta, red meat, stews, and spicy dishes. Which made me wonder, Is the maker of Prilosec their Web master? Indeed, I first tried this red ale after a day of chopping firewood, and Maudite – which contains 8 percent alcohol – went […]

Canoe Paddling – Focus on the Basics


How to keep bugs out of your forward paddling stroke….now how to get them out of your bed is another story.

Shark Bite


When the opening notes of the Jaws theme begin, you can’t help but be transported back to a pivotal moment in film lore—images of Bruce the mechanical shark lurk dangerously below the murky waters of your psyche while fear coils effortlessly down your spine. Your only hope is to send out a mental SOS, praying […]

Great Canoe Escapes – Rio Grande


The Chihuanhuan desert in the Lone Star States Big Bend area offers superb paddling…and a little danger to spice it up.

The Indomitable Eric Soares


by Mike Kord first appeared in August 2005 issue The anesthesiologist peered down at the patient and said, “You’re going to surgery now. You won’t feel anything, and when you awake, you will feel great.” These were just the right words for Tsunami Rangers cofounder Eric Soares to hear as he prepared to go under […]

Paddlesports Organizations and Non-Profits


USA Canoe/Kayak. USACK is the national governing body for canoe and kayak racing in the United States. American Whitewater. American Whitewater’s mission is to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources. U.S. Canoe Association. USCA is a non-profit, educational group to encourage the growth of recreational and competitive paddling. Leave No Trace. The Leave No Trace […]



If you would like to add your club to our listings let us know. Email us if you have any club functions or events you would like to add to our calendar page,just email me with details. If you would like to see your club featured on our homepage let me know. Thanks for your […]

Kayak Fishing Resources


International Kayak Fishing Association is a non-profit educational foundation whose mission is to advocate for the responsible growth of the sport. Jax Kayak Fishing is the kayak fishing online community for Jacksonville, Florida. Fishing Kayaks.net is all about kayak fishing in Southern California. Texas Kayak Fisherman.com Kayak fishing is becoming the hottest way to access […]

Cardboard Kayak Race


Story and Photos by John Bolivar Canoe & Kayak Web Exclusive The contest is simple. Teams of designers are given an unlimited amount of tape and a pile of cardboard to build a kayak of any shape. No knives, scissors, or sharp objects are allowed. The first-place finishers get an honorary place in the cardboard […]

2005 Slalom World Championships


October 3, 2005 Penrith, Australia by Larry Dieker The Slalom World Championships in Penrith, Australia wrapped up on Monday with the team competition. In the team competition, sets of 3 paddlers from each country paddle down the course at the same time. Timing begins when the first paddler passes through the start gate and stops […]

Paddling the Prince


by Lin Alder taken from the October 2005 issue The roar of falling water is growing louder as our bright yellow and red sea kayaks dip and bob in the calmness of Alaska’s Blackstone Bay. Our five-person crew paddles toward a 400-foot sheer cliff face topped by an overhanging glacier that rises at least 200 […]



BAJA EXPEDITIONS 800-843-6967 Web: www.bajaex.com E-mail for a free color brochure: Travel@bajaex.com Baja Expeditions catered sea kayaking tours. Experts of the region, knowledgeable trip leaders, fantastic food. Snorkel with playful sea lions. We provide all kayaking and camping equipment, including snorkeling gear.

Paddlesports Industry Awards


Hobie Kayaks, NRS, and

Paddle People and Expeditions


Anna Levesque teaches women’s clinics around the U.S. www.watergirlsatplay.com Bill Layman and Linda Holland venture into the arctic every year – follow this year’s expedition at www.out-there.com/BL.htm. Paddle for Your Life is dedicated to teaching young people to paddle. Playak – Independent paddle portal: event calendar, kayak database and destination descriptions. Also hosts the Kayahoo […]

Rivers, Tides, and Currents


USGS USGS Real Time AW River Guide Saltwater Tides WWW Tide and Current Predictor

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