INFLATABLES The first rafts used in commercial operations were surplus WWII pontoons used by the Army make temporary bridges. We’ve come a long way since then, but the basic concept is the same—keep the cargo afloat in a durable, collapsible package. These days, one ultralight inflatable allows you to hike across two Arctic mountain ranges […]
Are open boaters disappearing from American rivers?
Sawyer barely crests 100 pounds, but he’s comfortable in class 3 water and already has a trip resume many adults will never achieve.
How to set up a rig for getting great video camera footage of river rafting.
Waterproof Your Wardrobe in time for the wet season.
Sunny days and soaring temps call for the right gear. Here’s a look at what’s out there now to complete your paddling season tool kit.
Is the Alpacka Raft the real deal? Packrafting is a legitimately novel way to explore new waterways.
Learn the Lingo – A Glossary of Uncommon Paddling Terms first appeared in Beginner’s Guide ’07
Four rafters ruffle the iron curtain in homemade rafts.
The Owyhee River takes you on an intoxicating desert run.
Knowledge is key in choosing a safe effective rescue system
A deluge on the San Juan River lifted a fun float into a new level.
How are you going to get that kayak or canoe to the water? Tim Farmer lays out the options.
Mixing rich Mexican culture, bathtub-warm water, and a little adventure, Conception Bay is the perfect Baja destination for a family sea kayaking trip.
By Tom Bol
First appeared in Beginner’s Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking, 2006
Beautiful tropical Belize, with its junlge rivers and coral atolls, is guaranteed to make your midwinter blues fade away.
Sea kayaking can be as gear-intensive as any other sport, but every kayaker eventually acquires similar, basic gear, and you only need a few things to get you started.
You want to buy a kayak, but you don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry – we’ll help you sort it out. From our annual Buyer’s Guide, here are the basics of buying a kayak.