An effective packing strategy makes portaging easier; and developing a campsite routine results in less confusion, saves energy and affords you more time to enjoy your surroundings—and cover the distance.
Words by Aaron Mann Illustrations by Querine Wegman As airlines continue to impose stricter and stricter baggage restrictions, flying with your whitewater kayak has become almost as difficult as carrying a firearm in your checked baggage. The number of air carriers that accept kayaks has dwindled in recent years, leaving the jet-setting boater with limited options. If
C&K contributor Todd Lynch walks prospective kayak kit buyers through his “out of the box” experience building a 14.5-foot Pinguino touring kayak from Pygmy boats, having never constructed a wooden kit boat prior. With simple tools, epoxy and fiberglass, the San Diego-based video producer-editor learned a few simple lessons along the way: Trust the instructions,
[The following article contains explicit language] BY JIM BAIRD It’s 2011, and my brother Ted and I are paddling hard into driving rain and headwinds. It’s early September in interior Labrador, and our group of four is catching the tail end of Hurricane Irene. Starving hungry, soaked, and cold, we pull over to make camp,