Canoe Vs Kayak For Fishing – Which Is Better?

Fishing is a great recreational activity for a sunny afternoon. But it’s also an epic skill to provide a healthy source of local protein for your family.  Whether you’re sport fishing or you’ve obtained a permit to bring a few fish home, a human-powered watercraft can help you reach fishing holes that simply aren’t accessible … Read more Canoe Vs Kayak For Fishing – Which Is Better?

Do You Need Scupper Plugs On A Kayak?

There are various accessories that go with kayaks. Some could be labeled as “essentials” and others could be categorized as “luxuries.” Paddles, for example, would fall squarely in the “essentials” category. But you might not need an accessory like mounted fishing rod holders if you don’t plan on fishing from your kayak. In this article, … Read more Do You Need Scupper Plugs On A Kayak?

10 Best Polarized Sunglasses For Kayaking

Spending time in your kayak is a thrilling outing for any paddler that requires a bit of advanced gear planning before launching onto your favorite body of water.

Whether you prefer whitewater, the serenity of a tree-lined bay, sailboat viewing in the marina, or a placid lake, ensuring you’ve packed all your safety gear, snacks, sunscreen, camera, etc. is something that all kayakers take seriously.

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Activities Involving Kayaks

Activities Involving Kayaks Touring Touring, or expedition kayaking, involves taking extended journeys in a kayak, often around coastlines or down the length of a river. Kayak touring is a fantastic way to experience beautiful scenery that is usually hidden from view. Fishing With the use of a specialised fishing kayak, combining fishing with kayaking is … Read more Activities Involving Kayaks

A Brief History Of Kayaking

As mentioned earlier, the kayak was originally invented by the Inuit and Aleut tribes of Arctic North America over 5,000 years ago for use in hunting. The Greenlandic word qajaq actually translates to “hunter’s boat.” Early kayaks were made from whatever materials were available for construction, including whalebone, driftwood, seal skins, and animal hides. They … Read more A Brief History Of Kayaking

Understanding Kayak Bulkheads

What are Kayak Bulkheads? Bulkheads are sealed barriers on the interior of the kayak that provide separated compartments within a kayak. They are typically found in sea kayaks and can be made from a variety of materials including foam, plastic, or a composite material. In contrast to an integrated kayak, a bulkhead kayak will be … Read more Understanding Kayak Bulkheads

Best Kayak Rudders and Skegs: Expedition – Grade Control Options

Rudder on kayak

Taking your touring kayak out on a long paddle can lead to breathtaking moments. Whether that’s whale watching, viewing a spectacular sunrise, or just experiencing the serene calm that can descend over you when you’re alone with your kayak and the sea, it’s not hard to hear your boat calling to you as the weekend … Read more Best Kayak Rudders and Skegs: Expedition – Grade Control Options

Best Inflatable Fishing Kayaks: Buying Guide and Reviews

Man catching fish on inflatable kayak

The connection between kayaks and fishing spans back over several millennia, and was forged out of the need for survival in a primitive, often unforgiving wilderness. These days, kayaking plays a far more recreational role in modern culture, and is focused primarily on a desire for leisure and physical fitness than upon utilitarian necessity. Yet, … Read more Best Inflatable Fishing Kayaks: Buying Guide and Reviews

Best Kayak Compass: Finding Your Way When High-Tech Fails

Compass mounted on kayak

GPS navigation has become so common that you may wonder why you should even bother with a compass. The uncomfortable truth is that while global positioning systems are a godsend for sea kayakers, they can and will fail. Dead batteries, malfunctions, interference from solar flares, and weak signals can leave you without this high-tech navigation … Read more Best Kayak Compass: Finding Your Way When High-Tech Fails

Hypothermia

Hypothermia is easily treatable but can be very dangerous. If you are ever going to be out in the wilderness overnight, especially if you are going to be around the water, you should make sure that you have a good understanding of what hypothermia is. It has been said that hypothermia is always treatable – … Read more Hypothermia

Red Tides are Sweeping the Southern Coast, and Northern Lakes are ravaged by Algal Blooms. How Does this Affect Kayakers?

From southern Florida to the Great Lakes, from the long, thin Finger Lakes to the rugged Utah landscape, there’s something dangerous lurking in the water. It’s not piranhas, sharks, or alligators, but rather something far more insidious. Harmful algal blooms (HABs)—different in origin but similar in risk—are wrecking paddle sports, ruining summer vacations, and spoiling fishing season. For … Read more Red Tides are Sweeping the Southern Coast, and Northern Lakes are ravaged by Algal Blooms. How Does this Affect Kayakers?

How to Get Back in a Kayak After It’s Flipped Over

Kayaking is an amazing sport. It’s full of opportunities to experience the beauty of nature on a placid lake or even in the thrills of whitewater running on a fast-flowing river. There are, however, two essential facts of kayaking that can’t be escaped: your kayak is on water, and eventually it will flip over and … Read more How to Get Back in a Kayak After It’s Flipped Over

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