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Virtual Coach: Peeling Out of an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Peeling out is a river skill that all whitewater boaters practice every day they spend on moving water. From leaving the put-in eddy to navigating down the river, being able to enter and exit eddies gracefully is essential. Even advanced paddlers take pleasure in a smooth peel out into fast-moving current and feeling the rush of acceleration to the river’s speed.

All Start Paddling

Tunnel Vision

09.02.2011

Something bad happened to North American tent design shortly after the first freestanding dome tents became popular in the 1980s. With the exception of those who clung to tired yet trusty A-frames, the camping masses shunned non-freestanding tents as being old and dated.

Ask Eddy

08.29.2011

Ed’s note: In the interest of, you know, facilitating dialogue, we’ve decided to start rolling out one of the magazine’s longtime recurring features, “Ask Eddy,” here on the website; below the latest, from the August 2011 issue. We invite readers to submit future questions for Eddy’s consideration here, at our Facebook page or by regular ol’ email: AskEddy@canoekayak.com.)

VIRTUAL COACH: Packing for a SUP Trip

08.04.2011

Video: SUP author and instructor Rob Casey’s 18 tips

The Century Club

07.21.2011

Call it Canada’s best idea. One hundred years ago, in 1911, Canada established the Dominion Parks Branch—the world’s first national parks service. Back then, the Canadian government managed six parks—including iconic mountain retreats like Banff and Jasper…

C&K’s Guide to Summer Reading

07.13.2011

To say Concord, Mass., resident P.G. Downes (1909-1959) was ahead of his time is an understatement. Between 1936 and 1947, the Harvard-educated schoolteacher spent his summers exploring the then-unmapped reaches of the Canadian subarctic, sensitively documenting the plight of fading aboriginal cultures and creating detailed maps of the waterways he followed by wood and canvas canoe.

VIRTUAL COACH: Packing a Canoe for an Overnight Trip

07.06.2011

C&K’s canoe technique gurus, Paul and Willa Mason, demonstrate some of the finer points to packing for an overnight canoe trip in this latest episode of VIRTUAL COACH.

Virtual Coach: How to Pack a Fishing Kayak

06.20.2011

Outfitting for overnighting on a fishing rig – a video primer

We’re Giving Away an AIRIS Kayak

04.29.2011

New kayak going to only the finest of ‘friends’—’like’ us on Facebook to enter

Kayak Fishing Tales: Safely Landing and Releasing Pike

03.28.2011

Demonstrating proper techniques for landing and releasing pike from a kayak. Another webisode from the Kayak Fishing Tales crew: In this episode Jeff Goudreau explains the proper method for safely landing and releasing pike from a kayak.

Paddling With Kids

12.08.2010

Real world advice from the author of Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids

Fish-Seeking Missiles

11.16.2010

Fishing and other sporting kayaks continue their exhilarating evolution. Where once they might have all popped from the same mold, these days manufacturers are busy filling every conceivable design niche. Many new fishing kayaks are stable enough to stand in, providing anglers an elevated view. Also in the past year, kayaks equipped with small electric motors hit the market in a big way. If that rankles your paddling-purist sensibilities, take heart. The traditional fishing kayak is still going strong, and why not? It was practically perfected over the past few years.

12 Reasons To Start Paddling

06.22.2010

Nothing on the planet matches self-propelled boats and water for the spectrum of gratifications; from thrills to serenity, and from awe to that delicious touch of terror.

How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak

04.30.2010

Wanna’ get into kayak fishing? There’s are a lot of fishing kayaks to choose from. In this episode of Kayak Fishing Tales, Ken Whiting explains how to select the right fishing kayak for your unique needs. Watch How to Choose the BEST Fishing Kayak video.

Getting Started

04.14.2010

A look at some of the country’s top paddling schools

Kayak Fishing Tales – Kayak Technique – The RIGHT Way to Use a Rudder

01.22.2010

World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting explains that the rudder isn’t just there to help you turn your kayak. It’s principal purpose is actually very different and relates to a key boat handling characteristic that all paddlers should understand.

Trolling with Live Bait

10.23.2009

Trolling live bait is one of the most effective ways to land fish from a kayak. In this episode of Kayak Fishing: Game On, Jim Sammons provides valuable tips on how to go live and live large.

Kayak Fishing Tales | Surf Launch

08.12.2009

Launching in Surf

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