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Skills

Skills

A stranded kayaker calls for help over a radio on a rock beach.

Tips For Safer Paddling

Safety comes first when you’re out on the water. Whether you’re in a kayak, canoe, SUP or fishing kayak, it’s imperative to know the rules…

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It's important for new paddlers to be smart, be safe, and have fun.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Safer Paddling

It’s important for new kayakers to know how to paddle safely. Here is a list of tips and tricks to help any beginner get started.…

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two canoes with four people paddle by below photographer in aerial canoeing shot

Do You Prefer Bench or Bucket?

At the 1981 Whitewater Nationals in upstate New York, canoe racer Tom Staz arrived to the event with a boat that caused a stir among…

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colourful trees painted by Lorenzo del Bianco

Backcountry Brushwork Part II: Lorenzo Del Bianco

Lorenzo Del Bianco has been a long time illustrator here at Rapid Media, he’s contributed to our sister brands including, Adventure Kayak, and Kayak Angler. On…

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fly fishing rod in rod holder on canoe

Hooked Up

I’m an accessories guy. My dad, not so much. All he thinks he needs is a canoe, a paddle, a Thermos of coffee, and the…

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man fixes his canoe

Skills: DIY Upgrades

Canoes don’t stay the same forever. Wear, different paddling conditions and changing needs can all call for modifications. Many paddlers believe modifications are the domain of…

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man in pool rolls canoe

Video: How to Roll Modern Open Boats

New canoes require a new roll, or at least modifying your roll technique that worked just fine in the old bigger solo canoes. Solo whitewater…

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Lisa Dianne Martin paints colorado 14ers mountains

Backcountry Brushwork Part I: Lisa Dianne Martin

The water mimics another dimension with its statue stillness beaming trees downwards. It's golden hour, and as the sun rises, the steam off the water…

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A woman in the bow of a canoe on a blue lake.

6 Most Important Skills For Beginner Canoeists

Learning how to canoe is an exciting journey that can open up vast areas of wilderness for a lifetime of adventures. The details in learning…

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A tent under the MIlky Way at night

7 Best Camping Hacks-According To Pinterest

While not everything the Internet brings us is great, it is an amazing resource for new ideas and innovations. Although chatting to other paddlers and…

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A canoe repurposed as a bookshelf above a desk.

Six Coolest Ways To Repurpose A Canoe

Don’t worry—we aren’t advocating turning your precious Pocket Canyon into a shelf or your lovingly restored cedar-strip canoe into a light fixture. At Canoeroots, we…

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Becky Mason demonstrates a canoe stroke on a lake with trees turning color.

5 Strokes To Make You A Better Canoeist

The way your paddle interacts with the water dictates how your canoe moves and the kind of experience you have as a canoeist. Learning a…

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A man canoeing with his dog.

How To Canoe With Your Dog

Bringing your dog on a canoe trip is awesome for so many reasons. Like seeing all the seemingly minor details that are infinitely exciting for…

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