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Paddling the Mississippi River Alone

Armed with little more than an aluminum canoe, plastic paddle and budget PFD, Kev Brady of Gloucester, England, traveled to the source of the Mississippi River last year to undertake the trip of a lifetime. The 30-year-old Brit launched with little river running experience, braving snow storms, dodging shipping barges and perfecting his J-stroke over […]

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Boating Milestones

12.25.2013

This story featured in our 40th anniversary issue, which debuted in March 2013.

A Mid-Atlantic Holiday at Sea

12.24.2013

Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean, midway between Europe and North America, Polish super-paddler Aleksander Doba is spending Christmas alone in a 23-foot-long, 39-inch-wide kayak. In October, the tireless 67-year-old departed Portugal. Next stop: Florida.

Tis the Season for Snow Kayaking

12.23.2013

While most people put up their kayaks for the winter and switch to skis, William Griffith instead shreds the powder in his kayak. Snow kayaking is in this season.

Shred Ready Vixen Kayak Helmet

12.20.2013

This one’s for the ladies. The Shred Ready Vixen Helmet ensures protection tough enough for all your paddling adventures.

Lasso Security Kayak Locking Cable

12.20.2013

When your boat’s safety is at stake, keep it secure with the Lasso Security Kayak locking cable. You’ll be glad you spent a little money to save a big investment.

Carhartt Allerton Hoodie

12.20.2013

Carhartt equipped this burly cotton-nylon layer with a few subtle foul-weather extras like a water-repellant membrane to extend winter hours outside.

Nook Backcountry Tent

12.20.2013

The Nook Backcountry tent by Cascade Designs is an ideal paddlers’ pick for floaters needing a spacious solo option.

OR Dry Peak bagger

12.20.2013

The Outdoor Research Dry Peak bagger is a minimalistic 9-ounce solution that markets as a “waterproof summit backpack.” It’s the ultimate dry pack.

Helly Hansen Charger Windblock

12.20.2013

Helly Hansen Charger Windblock is a versatile layer that can work as both a hefty base- or windblocking mid-layer. Great for paddling on cool days.

25 Days of Schwagmas

12.20.2013

Here are our picks for the easily stuff-able, box-able and shippable paddling items that will put a smile on your boating loved one’s face Christmas morning.

High Fives and Party Waves Physical Therapy

12.20.2013

To those athletes who lose the sport they love to paralyzing injury, High Fives Foundation offers a new sport in surfing and physical therapy.

SealLine Pro Pack

12.19.2013

The SealLine Pro Pack is a series of drybags that just won’t quit, even when you wanted to a long time ago.

New Water Trails for the Waking

12.19.2013

The National Trail System now has three new water trails, as part of the nationally recognized waterways. We break down these new additions.

MADE IN CANADA Episode 5: B.C.’s Elk River

12.19.2013

Episode 5 of Five2Nine’s Made in Canada series features British Columbia’s Elk River, seen through the stokes of one of B.C.’s top expedition paddlers, Mikkel St. Jean-Duncan, and his wife Lianne Germaine. C&K caught up with St. Jean-Duncan to tell us about his favored hometown run and on keeping paddling and work local to balance a stacked schedule of elite steep-creek races and big expeditions.

100-liter Scully Duffel

12.18.2013

The northern minds at MEC were certainly thinking outside the box to deliver such a rectangular shape, with the Scully Duffel waterproof bag.

The Big Water 5″ Fillet Knife

12.18.2013

The Fillet knife has become an essential on any paddle or float where fresh fish play a role in the evening feeding festivities. This 3.2-ounce knife that can turn even the tiniest catch into taco filling

Talon Knife

12.18.2013

The Talon presents a novel, “instinctive to use,” solution to an on-water emergency that require victims or rescuers alike to have free hands to grasp.

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Buyer's Guide