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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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Cobra CPP 300 Solar Charger

07.31.2014

As the mantra goes, leave only footprints and take only photos. Keep your digital memory-maker humming with Cobra’s slim, efficient, and lightweight CPP 300 that unfolds a pair of solar panels with micro and dual USB outlets to provide multiple devices a rapid digital boost. ($79) ← PVC PoopTube  Leave No Trace HOME →    

Crazy Creek Air Chair Plus

07.31.2014

Meanwhile, the Air Chair Plus—Crazy Creek’s tight, 4-inch-diameter bundle of a comfy and sturdy carbon-spined camp chair—hides a second chamber that inflates to roll out and double as your ground pad. Think 2.5 inches of cushion longenough to rest all of a weary 5-foot-10 paddler. ($125, 2 lbs., 13 oz.) ← Mobile Mummy 800  Kelty Ultra-light […]

Mobile Mummy 800

07.31.2014

  First, think about doubling down on your sleep system—meaning a bag, pad, and shelter that can each serve dual purposes. For nighttime insulation, Sierra Designs’ Mobile Mummy 800 offers an innovative twist that can combine your puffy jacket and sleeping bag into a single garment-meets-bag hybrid weighing just 2 pounds, 4 ounces (for the version […]

Achieving GOALS on Oregon’s Rogue River

07.31.2014

During a GOALS outdoor education program, kids learn to push themselves physically and mentally, to trust one another, and to recognize the growth that occurs both individually and collectively between the put-in and the take-out.

Whale encounters: How close is too close?

07.30.2014

This close encounter with a Southern Right Whale was either a transcendental example of interspecies communion, or an unconscionable crime. Take your pick.

Return to the Rio Roosevelt

07.25.2014

Catching up with Dave Freeman and fellow Minnesota adventurer Paul Schurke, who earlier this month completed a 400-mile canoe descent of the Brazilian Amazon’s storied Rio Roosevelt.

Life on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail

07.24.2014

“I didn’t want something big to take home to my normal life. I want a trip like the Northern Forest Canoe Trail to be my normal life.”

Ladies’ Ultimate Grand Canyon Gear Guide

07.24.2014

Grand Canyon Gear Guide: All of these items performed well under the Grand Canyon’s challenging conditions and met women’s-specific dimensions and needs.

Paddle Georgia Appreciates and Protects

07.23.2014

By Katie McKy Imagine paddling with 400 of your nearest and dearest friends in a Skittles-colored fleet. This is the tenth year of Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 115-mile journey on Georgia’s longest river, the Chattahoochee. It’s a river that’s as fun to paddle as it to pronounce, with waterfalls, 100-foot granite cliffs, caves that once […]

Video: Kayakers Ride Whale

07.22.2014

Yes, this really happened. Right whale surfaces under kayakers in Argentina.

Nobody’s River

07.22.2014

Photos by Krystle Wright Words by Conor Mihell The summer monsoon brought days of heavy rain. The river rose steadily, cutting its banks, flooding the flat, shelter-less shoreline of grass and willow. When the gale-force winds hit, the Amur River, now four miles across, turned into a hostile giant. “We thought we could always get […]

Grand Canyon Alone

07.22.2014

‘Why Rush Through Paradise’ explores the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48 through the solo experience of paddler-filmmaker John Nestler, while weaving in the perspective of prominent Grand Canyon boaters.

Why Rush Through Paradise?

07.18.2014

Teaser for “Why Rush Through Paradise?” a film debuting next week on CanoeKayak.com, as contributor John Nestler spends 27 days alone exploring the Grand Canyon: the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48.

Message in a (Plastic) Bottle

07.16.2014

Inside Ken Campbell’s improbable 150-mile voyage up the Washington coast in a kayak constructed out of discarded single-use plastic bottles to help raise awareness about plastic proliferation and the effect it has on the marine environment.

Adventure for All

07.15.2014

Andrea Knepper’s non-profit Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) has been introducing underserved youth to outdoor activities since 2007.

Crossover Creekin’

07.15.2014

Kayakers continue taking “crossover boats,” to new lengths. Mountain Mind Collective’s Brendan Wells tests out a Dagger Katana this winter on a stretch he knows well: the Green Truss section of Washington’s White Salmon River.

NRS H2Core Lightweight Hoodie

07.15.2014

This sweater made for the perfect in between temperatures in the morning when the sun hadn’t peaked over the rim and evening just as the desert temperature started to drop.

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