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Gearing up for Summer Paddling

Gearing up for Summer Paddling

Snowflakes and icy river banks begone, spring is upon us at last. With warm temperatures throughout most of the country, that means shedding our drysuits for the season and gearing up for sunny days o[...]

Review: Outdoor Tech – Kodiak Power-Bank 6000

Review: Outdoor Tech – Kodiak Power-Bank 6000

Mostly I am NOT an electronics-in-the-wilderness kind of guy. I leave the phone, the lap top, the GPS, everything, behind. Recently, though, my father has been in and out of the hospital and I needed [...]

Auto Follow Drones

Auto Follow Drones

By Brendan Leonard “Son,” I will say to a young man a decade from now, “I remember the days when we had to have other people take our picture.” That was back before 2014, which Twitter declare[...]

Rides: Monica and Frank Woll’s Current Designs Extreme

Rides: Monica and Frank Woll’s Current Designs Extreme

Monica and Frank Woll met paddling, arrived at their wedding by sea kayak, honeymooned in their boats, and have continued to paddle throughout their lives together.

Canoe and Kayak Racks: Overcoming Small Car Syndrome

Canoe and Kayak Racks: Overcoming Small Car Syndrome

Lucky for us, rack-manufacturers are as eager to defeat mini-rig limitations as paddlers are, and they’ve conjured a staggering array of ingenious racks and accessories to keep us in the game. All [...]

Rides: Jerry Vandiver’s Souris River Le Tigre Quetico 17

Rides: Jerry Vandiver’s Souris River Le Tigre Quetico 17

One night in the Boundary Waters explains it. We had picked a particular campsite that gave us a clear view of the Perseid meteor showers. I’d never seen them without light pollution, so we were exc[...]

9 Good Things That Happened at the Jersey Paddlesports Show

9 Good Things That Happened at the Jersey Paddlesports Show

Last weekends’ Jersey Paddlesports Show saw a large mixed crowd of paddlers swarm in to check out the latest and greatest gear.

Short Boats, Big Gains

Short Boats, Big Gains

Exploring the genre of high-performance, light-touring boats that bridge the gap between expedition and rec kayaks with a look at Paul Gamache's 3,900-mile, 78-day source-to-sea record descent of the [...]

YETI to Release Cooler with Built-in Shotgun Rack and Blender

YETI to Release Cooler with Built-in Shotgun Rack and Blender

Austin, Texas (April 1, 2015) – YETI Coolers, the brand that created and leads the premium cooler category, today introduced its latest innovation, the Ridicooler. A cooler unlike anything the mar[...]

Adventure Medical Kits: Ultralight/Watertight

Adventure Medical Kits: Ultralight/Watertight

Stocking a trip first aid kit is always a crapshoot. 80 percent of the time you never even open them up, but talk to a doctor or a wilderness first responder, and you’d think you need everything fro[...]

Rides: Clay Shepherd’s 16’ Island Falls Wilderness Guide

Rides: Clay Shepherd’s 16’ Island Falls Wilderness Guide

No matter the weather or water conditions, there are no bad days paddling my canoe. In the end, star-studded evenings, full moons, and Class III rapids all contribute to my romance of a wooden canvas [...]

Review: Watershot Waterproof LED Lighting

Review: Watershot Waterproof LED Lighting

By Aaron Schmidt Over the past fall and winter I was fortunate to test two different waterproof video lighting setups. My main goal was to see if these lights, originally designed for video work, coul[...]