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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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Paddling Scotland’s West Coast

12.12.2013

Photos and Words by Tim Gent From Kintyre in the south to the Cape Wrath at the very top windswept corner of the country, the west coast of Scotland represents nothing less than a wiggly slice of paddling paradise. At almost every turn lochs cut deep into the lumpy mainland, offering sheltered sea room for the […]

Why Yellowstone Should Allow Paddling

12.11.2013

Canoe & Kayak caught up with Aaron Pruzan, who has been involved in the legal process, to ask him about the bill to paddle in Yellowstone National Park.

The Ultimate Kayak Shoe

12.11.2013

C&K contributor Ben Warf gives a first impression of the Astral Rassler, an ultimate kayak shoe. Stay tuned to for an update on the Rassler in the coming months.

Man Vs. Yeti Cooler

12.11.2013

So, we might have included this review for the video. The Yeti cooler is durable beyond compare and keeps your food (beer) cold for days on end.

The Perfect Tripod for Paddling Photographers

12.10.2013

Tripods are essential to photography. C&K photography editor Aaron Schmidt explains why he thinks the GorillaPod Focus is one of the best tripods.

Behind the Lens: Eric Parker Stikine River

12.10.2013

Whitewater photographer Eric Parker unleashed his inner billy goat to get this vertigo-inducing shot of Site Zed at the Grand Canyon of the Stikine.

The Ultimate New Zealand Guidebook

12.09.2013

New Zealand Whitewater has just come out with its fifth edition. Christmas is just around the corner and summer dawns on the kiwi country.

Boating and bush-living in Middle Earth

12.09.2013

C&K contributor Kate Stepan writes about the life and boating in New Zealand’s wild wild west. It’ll inspire you to kayak New Zealand.

Kayak Rescue Done Right

12.09.2013

A kayak rescue video early last November shows U.K kayaker Barny Young paddling with a few friends when one of his mates misses a line and pins bow first between two rocks.

The Great Apalachicola River

12.06.2013

Florida has a 1,500-mile water trail and many rivers feeding into the Gulf of Mexico. None are as wild or biologically significant as the Apalachicola River.

Justine Curgenven’s Latest Film: Name Your Price

12.05.2013

Justine Curgenven’s latest sea kayaking video showcases the Bay of Fundy, and you can decide the price to watch closeups of whales and epic surfs on the coast of Maine.

Bill Would Open Yellowstone National Park to Paddling

12.05.2013

On Friday, Nov. 15, Wyoming Rep. Lummis introduced a bill to eliminate longstanding federal regulations prohibiting paddling on rivers in Yellowstone National Park.

Field-Proven: Gerber Shorty River Knife

12.04.2013

For 30 years, the only thing I’d ever used my Gerber Knife for was to spread peanut butter. But when that rope came tight, it saved my life.

A surprisingly innovative water bottle

12.03.2013

We all want things that make our lives a little easier. We all secretly enjoy the little daily boosts to our overall well-being. That’s how I feel about the Avex Bravos Autoseal Water Bottle.

The Ultimate Camping Shoe

12.03.2013

Updraft X2 sandal is made with the same durable and form-fitting features Chaco is most known for, but its lightweight feature also makes it perfect for camping.

Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Top

12.02.2013

Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Top MSRP: $99.99 (bombergear.com) Autumn has settled in around the country, and people are looking to keep warm. In a previous post on cool-weather gear, C&K online editor Charli Kerns wrote about the wonders of the Bomber Gear Blitz Splash Pants. Now she’s completing the outfit with a review on the Bomber […]

2013 Creek Boats: Jackson Karma

12.01.2013

In trying out the 2013 creek boats, C&K’s Michael Gordon tests Jackson’s latest to the breaking point and comes up smiling.

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