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Kayaking and Dehydration

What is the best way to stay hydrated while out kayaking? It’s not as simple as you would think! Here are some tips on how to keep yourself hydrated and prevent dehydration. Dehydration occurs when you don’t replace fluids and electrolytes properly. It can happen to even the most seasoned adventurers if they are not …...

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Multiday Kayaking Trip Tips

Kayaking is a great way to spend your time. Whether you want to get in shape, explore nature, or just have fun with friends and family, kayaking can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved. But before you start packing up your gear and setting off on the water for a daylong trip, it’s important …...

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Overcoming Fear for New Paddlers

Most paddlers have feelings of fear, apprehension and even dread when faced with paddling a new river. Whether they realize it or not paddlers the world over are plagued by this same issue. Fear, apprehension and dread are just some of the synonyms paddlers use when describing their feelings about paddling new rivers. These feelings...

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10 Stretching Exercises for Paddlers

Paddlers are a unique group of athletes. We have to be strong, fast and flexible, but paddling is not all about power or endurance. Balance and control are also factors that influence results on the water. As kayakers, we must balance in a kayak whether it’s cruising around on flat water or when surfing whitewater …...

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Common Paddling Problems and Solutions

Having trouble keeping your kayak going straight? Paddling slower than the rest of the crowd? Crashing into too many other paddlers? Match your symptoms with our diagnosis in the list below to help cure your paddling maladies and improve your technique on the water. Inefficiency or lack of speed Does your kayak seem to move...

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River Kayaking Tips for Beginners

Kayaking is a way of life. It’s part of who we are and what we do. As river kayakers, it takes skill and knowledge to navigate the rapids, rocks, bends and hydraulics that all have the potential to change in an instant. To help you get started on this amazing journey into whitewater excellence, here …...

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Tips for Solo Kayaking

Do you like to paddle solo? Solo kayaking is a great way to explore the water, but it can be dangerous. Solo kayakers are vulnerable and must always be on their guard for wild animals or other people. Solo kayaking requires some special gear as well. If you’ve been thinking about taking up the sport, …...

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Preseason Kayak Maintenance Tips

Kayaking is a great way to enjoy the summer months, and it can be even more enjoyable if you are taking care of your kayak. Preseason kayak maintenance should include checking for any leaks, tightening up all bolts that need tightened, inspecting the hull for damage or other issues that may have occurred during storage …...

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Photography From a Kayak

Kayaking is a great kayak for those who want to experience nature in a new way. When kayaking, you have the opportunity to explore remote areas that are not easily accessible by other means of transportation. This blog post will show you how kayakers can capture stunning photography from kayaks and share their adventures with …...

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