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Ichetucknee River, Florida

Ichetucknee River, Florida

Spring-hopping on the Sunshine State's Nature Coast

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World's First 3D-Printed Kayak

World's First 3D-Printed Kayak

Engineer creates one-of-a-kind watercraft for just 500 bucks

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Frozen Oceans

Frozen Oceans

How kayakers can paddle safely with sea ice and bergs.

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Trans-Atlantic Odyssey Reaches Florida

Trans-Atlantic Odyssey Reaches Florida

After 6 months at sea, Olek Doba landed at New Smyrna Beach this week

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Remote Ranong, Thailand

Remote Ranong, Thailand

Kayaking Thailand's pristine and wild West Coast on the Andaman Sea

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      Daily Photo: At Play at Work

      "Just another day in the office!" write the folks at Kayak Lake Dillon. "Maybe 30 minutes before our first tour of the day on Dillon…
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      Expedition Paddler: What's in My PFD

      On March 1, 2014, kayakers Marc DeLuca and Jim Windle finished the entire 1,515-mile Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. In this video made during the…
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    An in-depth review of the Wilderness Systems light touring kayak by Adventure…
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    An in-depth review of the Valley Gemini SP sports play sea kayak…

In The Hatch

  • Watershed makes bomber bags. I've used mine for precious cargo on countless trips—I've stuffed it with expensive camera gear, essential layers of warm clothing, maps,…

Weekend Plans

  • “I think we should cross to the mainland instead of Kang Khao Island,” I said to my paddling partner halfway across Ratchakrut Channel. “The wind…

Paddling Gourmet

  •   This time-tested recipe for how to smoke fish in the backcountry was first published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine.  It’s hard to argue…

Level Up Your Skills

  • Leon Sommé of Body Boat Blade International learned this simple technique from his dentist, he says (hence the funny name). The Haghigi is perfect for…
    • Heeding the lure of the siren's call in Haida Gwaii
    All Alone Stone. A lonely islet with a lonely name, a microcosm of Haida Gwaii that sits like a siren in the middle of tempestuous Juan Perez Sound, on the eastern edge of the Gwaii Haanas protected area. Although crowned with a toupee of wind-sculpted spruce, the curved dome of this tiny islet has been stripped bare of vegetation for…
    • At home in Jaime Sharp's shed (and van)
    Jaime Sharp knows sacrifice is the flipside of the shiny coin of adventure. The 32-year-old guide, videographer and founder of World Wild Adventures left behind a good job and a beautiful woman to follow his dream. In 2011, Sharp fled the promise of a settled life to paddle the length of New Zealand. Three years later he remains an unapologetic…
    • Finding fear in all the wrong places
    “I wouldn’t have thought it possible to cry so much and for so many days on end. I cried because it never became easy. I cried because I had no one with whom to share the beautiful moments, and no one to encourage me. I cried because my resolve, my strength, my resourcefulness had to be enough and I was…
    • What does your kayak say about you?
    “For sale: Used Valley Qajariaq. Good condition. Some spider cracking. $1,600.” Like pets, we choose boats that resemble us, and how we see ourselves. In my case: tall, skinny, serious, slow-twitch for long distances, but with idiosyncrasies—design quirks and bit of a playful side. Follow these intuitions and they can guide us to a perfect fit. Ignore them at our…

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