Kayaking: The Very Best Medicine

Kayaking: The Very Best Medicine

January 18, 2021

No matter what your skill level as a kayaker – beginner, intermediate, or experienced – the feeling you get from recreational paddling is amazing. For many of us, being on the water in a kayak brings a deep sense of calm and relaxation. It’s the perfect solution for anyone looking for peace of mind, clear mental focus and a temporary escape from life’s challenges.

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A (Very) Brief History of Kayaks

A (Very) Brief History of Kayaks

December 29, 2020 1 Comment

Designed and built by native people about 5,000 years ago, the first kayaks were used exclusively for hunting prey on frozen seas and inlets. Across Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Siberia, paddlers would sneak up on animals in the water and, with luck and skill, take them onboard for use in feeding and clothing the community. Basic survival was a top priority at all times. For everyone involved, a well-built boat could mean the difference between life and death during difficult times of the year.

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Health and Fitness Benefits of Recreational Kayaking

Health and Fitness Benefits of Recreational Kayaking

December 29, 2020

By now, most people know that kayaking has become a thing. Certainly, the need to maintain safe social distances in the shadow of COVID-19 has prompted thousands of people of all ages and skill levels to get outside and head for water in a ‘yak. A result? Many of these paddlers are quickly discovering the range of positive physical, mental and spiritual effects that kayaking can produce.

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The 7 BEST Kayaking Safety Rules

The 7 BEST Kayaking Safety Rules

December 20, 2020 1 Comment

Stories about recreational kayakers caught in serious danger are not uncommon in the news. And while high seas and bad weather are always a threat, paddling mishaps can happen even in mild weather conditions. Happily, with some solid advance planning, most can be avoided. So, here are the Seven BEST Kayaking Safety Rules to keep in mind before you grab your paddle and hit the water for a seasonal, recreational day trip:

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Drips From My Paddle

Drips From My Paddle

November 09, 2020 5 Comments

Out on the water, in the middle far from shore, is a quiet stillness unlike anything else. Looking around at the beauty of creation surrounding on every side, the gentle rhythm of the water forming ripples around me and rings radiating out from the drips off my paddle, the world suddenly feels in that moment that it has righted itself for just a while. 

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Debbie's Story

Debbie's Story

October 27, 2020 1 Comment

Eventually I needed to go back to work. I did what I had to do with no intention of really living. There was a truck in the parking lot that always had kayaks loaded up. I knew nothing about kayaking, so I asked my coworker Steve about it and one afternoon he invited me to join him in his two-man kayak.

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Paddling Through Covid

Paddling Through Covid

October 14, 2020 1 Comment

Kayaking allows us to escape and forget.

It brings clarity to our minds and heals our souls.

The peacefulness of paddling helps us digest the current circumstances and make sense of it all.

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What Are Kayak Roof Rack Pads?

What Are Kayak Roof Rack Pads?

August 20, 2020 2 Comments

You recently purchased a new kayak, paddle and PFD, and you’re all ready for some relaxing time on the water. You have everything you need and you’re officially considered a kayaker! 


But wait… something’s wrong. 

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What To Do If Your Kayak Capsizes

What To Do If Your Kayak Capsizes

August 03, 2020

If there’s one part of kayaking that’s not fun, it’s when your kayak flips over.

There's many ways your kayak can flip, but the most common ones are big waves, strong currents and excessive weight.

Although kayaks are designed for maximum stability no matter the conditions, accidents happen and knowing what to do can help you avoid an unpleasant experience

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Top Kayak Storage Solutions of 2020

Top Kayak Storage Solutions of 2020

May 11, 2020

After a long day on the water, it’s best to have a safe place to store your kayak. When shopping for a kayak storage solution, you’ll want to look for something that’s stable, secure, durable and easily accessible. Depending on your needs, budget and available space, there are four main types of storage options to choose from

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6 Reasons You Don’t Own A Carbon Fiber Kayak Paddle

6 Reasons You Don’t Own A Carbon Fiber Kayak Paddle

April 30, 2020

There's lots of talk about kayak paddles nowadays. There's a bunch of different styles and everyone has an opinion. Some say it doesn't matter and others say it does. Many times it often depends on the type of kayaking you'll be doing. For the sake of argument, we're going to say that carbon fiber kayak paddles are the way to go. They're lightweight, easy on your arms and shoulders and typically make the entire kayaking experience that much better.

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Life Is Different, But Happiness Is A Choice

Life Is Different, But Happiness Is A Choice

April 22, 2020 1 Comment

For us, that opportunity has been canoeing and kayaking more as a family.

Paddling together isn’t anything new for us, but during these times, it feels different.

Being on the water and listening to the sounds of nature brings clarity to your mind and heals your soul. It’s allowed us to escape reality and bond more with our children.

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