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Bombs Away: San Miguel Island Closed to Kayakers

The military said it would move expeditiously to conduct its risk assessment of the island 40 miles off the California coast, but they have yet to begin a sweep of live ordnance across the lonely isle.

All Start Paddling

Basics of Buying a Kayak Paddle

12.02.2005

Whitewater or touring? Feathered or unfeathered? What kind of kayak paddle you choose depends on what kind of paddling you want to do.

Boating Basics: How to Buy a Canoe

12.01.2005

Sleek competition cruising canoes. Tough, agile canoes for whitewater paddling. Extra-wide, ultra-stable sportsman canoes. Which is right for you?

Basics of Buying a Canoe Paddle

12.01.2005

The best canoe paddle for you depends on what kind of paddling you want to do. Bent-shaft, straight-shaft, wood, fiberglass, or aluminum, Canoe and Kayak magazine will help you sort out the options

Inflatable Canoes, Kayaks and Rafts

12.01.2005

They’re not just pool toys anymore. Inflatable kayak, canoes, and rafts take some of the fear factor out of whitewater for paddling newbies.

What Rafters Do in the Winter

11.22.2005

What Rafters Do in the Winter – dream & plan.

Lobster Fishing by Kayak

11.03.2005

A ghostly apparition slowly emerged from the wisps of fog shrouding the darkness. As it approached, the indistinct figure gradually assumed the shape of a spectral kayaker. The night’s silence was pierced by the roar of storm surf crashing somewhere in the unseen distance. Was this some malevolent spirit? No, the hearty laugh and friendly […]

Canoe Paddling – Focus on the Basics

10.14.2005

How to keep bugs out of your forward paddling stroke….now how to get them out of your bed is another story.

Great Canoe Escapes – Rio Grande

10.14.2005

The Chihuanhuan desert in the Lone Star States Big Bend area offers superb paddling…and a little danger to spice it up.

Plan Your Own Kayak Fishing Trip to Yellowstone

09.27.2005

Kayak into Yellowstone Lake and fish for brown trout.

Fishing for Yellowstone Brown Trout

09.26.2005

The best time to fish for trophy brown trout at Yellowstone Park is after an October cold snap.

Canoe & Kayak Destination – Oregon’s John Day River

09.19.2005

Oregon’s high-desert John Day River lives up to its wild and scenic status.

Dry It-You’ll Like It

07.22.2005

Learn how to make delicious do-it-yourself meals that taste so much better than the commercial bags of freeze dried blandness.

Sea Kayaking by Mother Ship – Baranof Island, Alaska

06.24.2005

Cold rainy Alaska is the perfect place to trade in your soggy tent for a comfy berth with hot showers.

Kayak Workshop: PFD Outfitting

12.05.2003

We all want to fine-tune our gear to meet our needs, but is tinkering with a PFD a good idea?

Whitewater Kayak Basics: How to Buy A Whitewater Kayak

11.22.2003

New school, old school, creek boat, play boat – how on earth can you sort them all out? We’ll help, with this introduction to whitewater kayaks from the 2004 Canoe & Kayak Buyer’s Guide.

What to Wear Kayaking and Canoeing

11.11.2003

What you wear paddling is important. What you should wear depends on the paddling environment and the likelihood of taking an unexpected swim.

Debunking the Tippy Canoe Myth

10.29.2003

If you worry that a canoe is too unstable, applying these pointers will replace your anxiety with confidence.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide