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How to Stay Safe in Your Kayak on a River

Kayaking on the river is a special experience that's enjoyable year-round. Whether you're whitewater kayaking, heading out for a gentle paddle, or doing week-long tours, safety should be paramount.  It's important to consider safety whenever you're kayaking regardless of whether you are paddling in a large lake or small body of water, but it's extremely important when you head out onto flowing water. The river can be a treacherous place if you lack experience and knowledge. Water levels and flow rates can change like the tide, so it's important to take the correct safety precautions. In this article, we'll be looking at how you can ensure you're kayaking safely on the river whether you're heading out for the weekend or...

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Summer is Coming — Are You Excited for a New Year of Adventure?

We’ve passed the winter solstice now so the days are slowly getting longer and the weather will now start to get better, hopefully! The last few years have been tough. I think it’s important that you have a plan to live life to the fullest this year and make the most of the coming months. For me, it seems life passed me by in a blink of an eye last year. One minute it was the first of January and the next minute it was the 25th of December! I definitely utilized much of my time last year but this year I want to do better, do more, and embrace what the outdoors has to offer. By planning how you’re...

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Rowing for Fitness: Achieving Your New Year Goals By Kayaking

Now we’ve said goodbye to 2021 and are saying hello to 2022, many of us have some new year’s resolutions we’d like to achieve. Some of us may want to drink less, quit smoking, or drop a few pounds. What’s commonly similar with new year’s resolutions is the fitness aspect. I know I want to drop a few pounds and improve my health this year, and I’m sure many of you do as well.  There are several ways that you can achieve your new year’s resolutions. You can lose weight, improve your fitness, and become more healthy by developing an exercise routine, eating better, and becoming more physically active.  Of course, you can do what most people do and sign...

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The Essential Kayak Fishing Guide

The Essential Kayak Fishing Guide Kayak fishing is one of the best ways to enjoy fishing. You can paddle out to where the fish are and away from the crowds of anglers on the bank, giving you far more opportunities to land bags of fish. You’ve probably seen kayak anglers every time you head out and you notice that no matter how the day went, they always have a smile on their face when they get back to land. Even if you blank, being out on a kayak is great fun. If you’re hooked on the idea and you’ve made the decision that you want to get into kayak fishing, how do you start? In this guide, you will learn...

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The evolution of the kayak

A fun and healthy activity for all ages is kayaking. There is no better way to spend an morning, afternoon or evening than getting on the water and fully enjoying nature. Kayaking has been around a long time and has a vast history despite it seemingly being a new technology. The origin of kayaking dates back to the Inuits using driftwood and animal skins to navigate their home waters. The word “kayak” means “man-boat” in the Inuit language. Surprisingly, these looked very similar to our modern kayaks in terms of shape. These were mostly used for hunting animals on the shorelines and in the water. The sleek design allowed them to move quietly and quickly. However, the Inuits had another...

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