Skills: Scouting Whitewater

Skills: Scouting Whitewater

If in doubt, scout? From John Wesley Powell to Rafa Ortiz, paddling's legends can teach us a thing or two about scouting whitewater and river rapids.

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

Dutch Oven Cooking 101

An overview of this versatile backcountry cookware with proven Dutch oven recipes.

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 8: Calling For Help

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 8: Calling For Help

The first seven episodes of our Safer Paddling Series have focused on how to stay out of trouble. Kayak instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe show you how to call for help in the event that you need assista[...]

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 7: What if I Flip?

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 7: What if I Flip?

Kayakers have a saying: We’re all between swims. Here paddling instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe show you how to get back in your kayak if you capsize. This is Episode 7 in our Safer Paddling Series.

Safer Paddling Episode 6: Traffic Rules for Paddlers

Safer Paddling Episode 6: Traffic Rules for Paddlers

ACA-certified instructors Kate Ross Kuthe and Paul Kuthe outline how to safely share the water with other boats in the updated version of this sixth episode in our Safer Paddling series in partnership[...]

Safer Paddling Series: Plan Your Trip

Safer Paddling Series: Plan Your Trip

In Episode 5 of our Safer Paddling Series in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, ACA-certified instructors Kate Ross Kuthe and Paul Kuthe show how to plan a safe and fun paddling trip.

Safer Paddling Series: Basic Strokes

Safer Paddling Series: Basic Strokes

You need to do three basic things in your boat: go forward in a straight line, stop or go backwards, and turn. There's a stroke for all three.

Top 5 Reasons to Live in a Van Down by The River

Top 5 Reasons to Live in a Van Down by The River

Full-time vehicle dweller-paddler Bryon Dorr breaks down the pros to life on wheels

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 3: Gear Essentials

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 3: Gear Essentials

Kayak instructors Kate and Paul Kuthe share a simple equipment checklist that experienced paddlers run through every time they go paddling.

Jamaica by Kayak: The 6 ½ Commandments of International Paddling Expeditions

Jamaica by Kayak: The 6 ½ Commandments of International Paddling Expeditions

Tips for traveling to paddle. The second dispatch from the team attempting to complete the first kayak circumnavigation of Jamaica.

Safer Paddling Series: What to Wear

Safer Paddling Series: What to Wear

To stay safe and comfortable, it's important to dress for the water temperature, not just the air temperature. Kayak instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe discuss how to dress for a paddling trip in Episode[...]

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