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5 Tips for Winter Kayaking

5 Tips for Winter Kayaking

Stay safe and warm on your next adventure to make the most of the melt

Field Tested: Soul Waterman Kayaks

Field Tested: Soul Waterman Kayaks

Last month, C&K profiled legendary designer Corran Addison, whose new company, Soul Waterman, is making waves on social media. Our expert boat tester, David Spiegel, paddled two of Addison’s ne[...]

C&K Winter Reads

C&K Winter Reads

An interview with sea kayaker and author Susan Conrad along with four other great paddling Winter Reads to hasten cabin fever.

Biofuel Stoves: BioLite CampStove

Biofuel Stoves: BioLite CampStove

The CampStove is a high-tech biofuel burner that performs beautifully, due to the forced introduction of additional air into the combustion chamber. What’s cool about it is that it uses energy from [...]

Biofuel Stoves: Kelly Kettle

Biofuel Stoves: Kelly Kettle

Way back 120 years ago, Patrick Kelly, a small-time farmer and fisherman in County Mayo, Ireland, got an idea about heating up water quickly to warm his bones with a cup of tea while fishing on Lough [...]

Biofuel Stoves: Emberlit Original Stove

Biofuel Stoves: Emberlit Original Stove

After tinkering with tin cans and a mess of other commercially-available stoves, inventor Mikhail created the Emberlit stove. It’s basically seven pieces of metal: four sides, a bottom, and two smal[...]

Biofuel Stoves: Four Dog Stove Bushcooker

Biofuel Stoves: Four Dog Stove Bushcooker

The Bushcooker is hand-made right here in the US of A by Don Kevilus, a practitioner of bushcraft and what my grandfather would call the genuine article. Don, his wife, and his friend Steve make all t[...]

Field Tested: Four biomass fuel stoves

Field Tested: Four biomass fuel stoves

Testing out four biomass fuel stoves for your next paddle-camping adventure, with a look at the costs and benefits of bio vs. conventional fuels.

5 Paddle-Camping Standouts from the 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer

5 Paddle-Camping Standouts from the 2017 Winter Outdoor Retailer

Last week, I attended the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was on the lookout for new water and camping gear as I navigated the stalls of the bustling trade show. The food tru[...]

Charge on the Go: Two Portable Power Banks

Charge on the Go: Two Portable Power Banks

There are a lot of good reasons to bring a power bank on your next river trip, and it’s nice to have an option that is lightweight, compact, and durable. The Lander Cascade Power Bank and Goal Z[...]

Rides: Jami Philip’s Souris River Quetico 17

Rides: Jami Philip’s Souris River Quetico 17

Jami Philip, 42, an Assistant City Clerk in Scandia, Minnesota, loves her Souris River Quetico 17. It’s big enough for two paddlers and her 60-pound dog, but it’s still responsive and light en[...]

25 Days of Gear: MSR AutoFlow Gravity Filter

25 Days of Gear: MSR AutoFlow Gravity Filter

($120, cascadedesigns.com) The AutoFlow microfilter from MSR is hands-down the best gravity water filter we’ve tested. And test we did, putting it through the wringer on a 25-day winter Grand Canyon[...]