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10 Tips for Using VHF While Kayaking

Call me a contradiction in style, but here I am sitting in my wood-fired office on our alternatively powered spread with no less than four modes of telecommunication at hand: telephone, computer, walkie-talkie and VHF radio. That said, let’s take a minute and focus on the hand-held VHF radio as it applies to kayaking. When …...

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Kayaking in Freycinet National Park

Freycinet Peninsula extends 30 kilometres into the Tasman Sea from the east coast of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest and only island state. On a topographical map it looks rather like a great arm desperately searching the sea for something that it lost. The Aborigines have gone, the whalers left with the whales and the farmers and...

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Kayaking in Israel

The passion for exploring the sea by kayak goes beyond borders. It transcends cultural chasms and political divides. If you plan to take trip to Israel, consult your foreign office first. Yaffa to Tel-Aviv Start your tour at Hilton Beach in Tel-Aviv. Paddle south along the sandy beaches. After 5 km of paddling, you will …...

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10 Best Rafting Destinations

Some rivers, creeks and streams are best run solo: just you, your kayak, and the water. The rivers listed below are just the opposite: big-time whitewater stretches that lend themselves to the more communal approach of raft trips. Here are ten rafting destinations that everyone can get behind (before they get wet). 10. ARKANSAS RIVER,...

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Valdez: Kayaking Off the Grid

Most of us choose to live our lives on the grid. Somewhere between the nearest strip mall and the local farmer’s market we carve out a personal niche that is well padded with the particular creature comforts of organized society that we enjoy. Most people, even the most free-thinking, prefer modern life’s amenities. The rest …...

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How to Transport Your Kayak

Surf any kayaking forum and you’ll find one of the most commonly asked questions to be: “What is the best way to ship a kayak?” The following are some suggestions. Keep in mind that rules, regulations, and business practices are constantly changing in the shipping industry, especially since the terrorist attacks of...

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How safe are Inflatable Kayaks

Okay, let’s be honest here. You probably have wondered how these bulky and blow-up boats are going to keep you protected from underwater objects, right? Well, you are not entirely wrong. Inflatable kayaks are definitely not that secure compared to their hard-shell counterparts. But that does not mean that you should avoid them....

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How to Tow Another Kayak

Learning how to properly use kayak tow belts is an important safety skill that you should know. There are varied reasons why a kayak may need to be towed. Sometimes it is just a matter of assistance to get a kayak back to shore to eliminate excessive water that was taken on during a roll-over. …...

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Different Types of Kayaks

Depending on the structure, their usage and the sitting positions, Kayaks have been categorized into different types – 1. Sit-On-Top Kayak Sit-On-Top Kayaks are usually made from plastic that makes them lightweight but they are tough enough withstand the rough conditions. Easily maneuverable, Sit-On-Top Kayaks are a hit among beginners...

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