Knowledge & Know-How

Female sea kayaker paddling in Glacier

Sea Kayaking For Beginners – Newbie’s Guide To Ocean Kayaking

Steep cliffs, secret bays, hidden beaches, patches of thick seaweed, seals that might pop up to say “Hi” – it sounds beautiful, doesn’t it?  Ocean kayaking offers endless possibilities; the perfect blend of stunning views and wild, unpredictable environments, allowing paddlers to experience open water and view the coastline from … Read more

Parts of Kayak Boat

Kayak Anatomy 101: What Are The Basic Parts Of A Kayak?

Every sport and outdoor activity has its jargon. Kayaking does, too – no surprise there. Each and every part of a kayak’s anatomy has a specific name – and you may even be familiar with some kayak parts. But others might be confusing – as in, scratch-your-head-in-wonder confusing. Either way, … Read more


What Is The Main Advantage Of A Type IV PFD?

All personal flotation devices are designed to achieve the same thing – help you stay afloat. It’s right there in the name. They are a must on every boat and for all on-the-water activities. But while most of you probably have a life jacket in mind when talking about PFDs, … Read more

How Many Calories Does Kayaking Burn?

How Many Calories Does Kayaking Burn?

You can’t always find time for an hour-long session in the gym. And even when you can, do you really want to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon inside? It seems like a waste of a perfect afternoon – especially when there’s such a thing as kayaking. And before you get … Read more

What Are Strainers On A River

River Hazards: What Are Strainers On A River?

Low-head dams might’ve earned the nickname “drowning machine,” but don’t assume that other river hazards, such as strainers, are any less deadly. What are strainers on a river, though? Why do they rank so high on the list of kayakers’ worst nightmares? And, most importantly, how can you encounter this … Read more