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Rides: Margaret Webb’s Solo Mohawk 13

Rides: Margaret Webb’s Solo Mohawk 13

If you’re ever on Arkansas’s Buffalo National River and you see an empty canoe drifting on cyan-colored water in the shade of the bluffs, don’t assume that you’ve scored a boat. Similarly, if [...]

Field Tested: MyCanoe Origami Canoe

Field Tested: MyCanoe Origami Canoe

($1,390, oricanoe.com) “Origami” kayaks first arrived on the paddling scene a few years ago, and they’ve quickly exploded in popularity. The innovation was to lose the poles, inflatable [...]

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[...]