Different Strokes: Expedition Canoeing – Part Two: Efficiency in camp and on the move

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.

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5 Tips for Flying with Your Kayak – A guide to getting on the plane with your whitewater kayak

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

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How to unwrap a canoe – Swiftwater rescue know-how on the steps to un-wrapping a canoe pinned on a mid-river obstacle

Swiftwater rescue know-how on the steps to un-wrapping a canoe pinned on a mid-river obstacle, presented by Boreal River Rescue and Five 2 Nine productions.

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Build Your Own Kayak – Filmmaker Todd Lynch reflects on lessons learned when building his own Pinguino 14.5 touring kayak from Pygmy Boats

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,

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How to win a survival reality show – Wilderness canoe tripper Jim Baird explains how he and his brother Ted won HISTORY’s recent show ‘Alone’

[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,

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