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Looking for new rivers to float in central Midwest, within 4-6 hr drive
I've typically float SEMO rivers, Current, Meramac, Eleven Point, etc. I've floated them for over 20 yrs and would like to branch out and find other rivers.
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Best GPS tracker
My senior citizen father just got a kayak and my mother's terrified about him getting lost or some catastrophe.
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22d
So you are unable to lift your kayak on to your roof by yourself
This is a topic that you can find on nearly every single outdoors kayaking forum You will see companies like Thule & Yakima offering kayak assist...
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10mo
Old Town Candienne
I need another canoe like more yard work, but I just found a kevlar Canadienne at Lake Tahoe.   It is the short one 15'10", with very sheer entry lines...
17
1y
Inflatable Kayak Buying Advice
Hey All, New to the boards here. I just bought myself a Wilderness Systems Pungo 125 last summer and really enjoyed it.
3
1y
Cost effective and affordable Paddle wear?
Hi Everyone, I'm looking into getting some more paddle wear! My current wetsuit is from Two Bare Feet, but I would love to get my hands on a light weight...
3
1y
Is a canoe easy to flip over?
Family canoes, designed for lakes or fishing have a lot of what we call initial stability. They are stable platforms that resist tipping - up to a point.
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2y
ICF 5k free virtual race
ICF is hosting a free paddling event open to all paddlers. Check it out and see how you do against others around the world on their social @planetcanoe.
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2y
Portage Stabilization Enhancement System - University of Waterloo
Greetings all,My name is Robb Nelson. I'm an avid outdoorsman, enjoying everything from backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking,...
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3y
Painting a canoe
Attached is a video of what we've done with our canoe! Two separate sands and coats of paints and STILL after a couple hours out on the water it is all...
14
3y
Seeking canoe recommendation for exploring NE rivers
Greetings, I've been exploring smaller NE rivers in a kevlar solo canoe. The seat is fairly high so I've generally been using a single bladed paddle.
13
3y
Kayaking abroad
Do you love kayaking in your local rivers and lakes and looking for some adventure abroad? Or you would love to see the new places from the kayak?  Check...
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3y
Old guy canoe - Esquif Huron 16?
I am brand new to this forum. I just read a great thread involving Erich, ppine & shapeshifter from March 2013 about tripping canoes & was so...
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4y
Classic Canoeing Books
The best book on canoeing I have ever read is Bill Mason's "Path of the Paddle". IT is primarily an instruction manual on how to paddle and how to navigate...
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4y
Quadyak
The kayak/bike above was posted by a bike touring guy on Facebook the other day. Says his dad and he built it from scratch and he is planning to take...
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4y
Rafa Ortiz and the future of paddling
http://www.canoekayak.com/videos/video-rafa-ortiz-runs-70-ft-falls-inflatable-lobster/ He says this is the natural progression of the sport :)
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5y
Morning paddle
In ahead of the rain today, Potomac River  
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5y
Sea Kayak gear hauling tip
The first time I went sea kayak camping carrying my gear in armfuls from kayak to campsite was a job of five trips! Then on the next trip I wised up and...
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5y
Inshore saltwater choices
Hi all.  I'm just starting to research kayak or canoe.  I know absolutely nothing about kayaks, and not much about canoes.  Just the Boy Scout canoeing...
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5y
Map of ever river and stream drainage in the continental USA
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3860062/The-veins-America-Stunning-map-shows-river-basin-US.html  A stunning new map shows the complex...
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6y
Meanwhile, in Grant County...
Just down the road from my house an adult canoeing with a boy scout troop tried to ride over a weir, fell off, lost his PFD and drowned.  http://local.nixle.com/alert/5710119/...
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6y
paddleboard v. kayak v. canoe
have been out on all three this summer and have a few observations. -loving the portability of paddleboards.  relatively easier to transport and carry.
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6y
I got bitten...
My mind, over the last few days... "Should I get into packrafting?" "I should get into packrafting!" "How sweet would it be to explore all the islands...
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6y
Insane!
https://www.facebook.com/viralvidss/videos/442849149256125/
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6y
Kayaking jacket FS
Immersion Research jacket Comp LX Dry Top 3 layer waterproof/breathable Entrant fabric Latex wrist and neck gaskets Factory seam sealed 100% polyester...
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6y
Canoecopia: World's largest paddling expo
Hey Midwesterners, Canoecopia is only two weeks away. It's a great place to learn new skills, plan your next trip and pick up some gear (including a new...
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6y
Rest in Peace, Douglas Tompkins
Before he co-founded The North Face and geared up lots of outdoorspeople  (and then well-heeled yuppies and college students), he chose a life of outdoor...
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7y
Martins Boat
http://www.oars.com/martins-boat/#tour In the News O.A.R.S. Honors Conservationist Martin Litton with the Release of a New Grand Canyon Film by Pete McBride...
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7y
What has happened to Whiskey Jack?
I went to look something up on their webpage, and I am finding NOTHING except what is already in stores, and their webpage address says "not available"...
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7y
Surf kayak in a small creek?
I have a kayak at my disposal for a while. It is a 10' Perception Pescador, a SOT designed for open lakes and surf.
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7y
Kayaking with calving glaciers in Antarctica
http://www.wimp.com/glaciercollapse/
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7y
The Motions Of Canoers And Kayakers Revealed With LEDs In Long Exposure Photography
http://www.boredpanda.com/kayaking-long-exposure-light-painting-photography-stephen-orlando/  Very interesting and cool!
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7y
How to build a Netsilik Inuit Kayak
This short documentary on the Netsilik Inuit depicts the initial steps in the construction of a kayak.
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7y
Riverwire 60 Years of River Permitting at Grand Canyon National Park January 26, 2015
RRFW Riverwire 60 Years of River Permitting at Grand Canyon National ParkJanuary 26, 2015In the 60th year of permitting river trips in Grand Canyon,...
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7y
New to kayak camping...
2014 has been my first full year of kayaking. Starting next season I'm looking to do some kayak camping and found this video helpful.
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7y
Canoeing, Do I need a license?
If I wanted to get a canoe to say live on Lake Powell in what are the laws pertaining to ownership? I think one needs a state sticker as I have seen on...
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8y
Thin ice kayaking
Found this on Facebook, had to share!
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8y
Nanook of the North
Watch this short video clip from a 1922 documentary about life in the Alaskan wilds. See how many people get out of the small kayak its amazing to think...
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8y
Beauty of Norway as seen from a kayak
More beautiful images at link below:  http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/post/beauty-norway-seen-kayak/  Norwegian kayaker Tomasz Furmanek uses...
3
8y
Forget the RV—pick up a paddle and go camping out of your kayak
Try this new form of camping  Forget the RV—pick up a paddle and go camping out of your kayak November 18, 2014 by Johnie Gall http://www.grindtv.com/lifestyle/pro-active/post/try-this-new-form-of-camping/ .
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8y
Kayak gets raised up by a whale on the Argentinian coast.
http://www.wimp.com/kayakwhale/
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8y
Pack rafts and paddling
Patman's excellent review on the Klymit pack raft started me thinking about this relatively new area that combines hiking and paddling.
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8y
Aluminum 17fter with ash gunwale?
So I've introduced canoeing to the family recently after purchasing a used Michicraft. The hull is I great shape and the boat carries all 4 of us comfortably.
5
8y
Will the end of Royalex affect you?
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2014/apr/07/end-of-an-era-company-closes-factory-that-made/
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8y
Sunday's outdoor moment
Paddling.net Sunday's outdoor moment Submitted by: jukkamakela - Lahti, Finlandhttp://www.paddling.net/photography/showPhoto.html?showID=760 I saw this...
3
8y
Alaska Inside Passage Paddle
I'm a newbie. I plan to paddle the Inside Passage in the summer 2015. Any advice and or comments are appreciated.
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8y
Slave River Paddlefest!
This is a wonderful event full of wonderful people...(it won't let me post links) Google Ft. Smith kayak club and The Slave River PaddlefestIt mostly...
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8y
Kon Tiki, now there was a true adventure
I am watching Kon Tiki the 2012 movie about the expedition lead by Thor Heyerdah; below is the Wikipedia version of the story.
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9y
Temagami, Ontario - Canoe Video
Hello fellow paddlers.  My son, Brad and I put together a video from our 5 day canoe trip in July.  Our trek takes us through Temagami - a vast wilderness...
5
9y
‘Ocean girl’ completes solo row of Pacific Ocean
British adventurer Sarah Outen ends 150-day, 3,750-mile journey, rowing from Japan to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska; believed to be a first.
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9y
2 Friends leave today to float/paddle the Yukon
They are starting in Dawson where for the last couple months they have been building a raft and plan to live on it for 3 weeks to as long a s they can...
5
9y
VIDEO: Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park
The Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park, is a huge track of wilderness land located in south-central Ontario, about an hour south of Algonquin...
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9y
Oru Origami style folding Kayak
http://live.wsj.com/video/the-foldable-kayak/B4633BFA-7632-4053-8E1E-535BEAB9EA4C.html#!B4633BFA-7632-4053-8E1E-535BEAB9EA4C http://www.orukayak.com/...
6
9y
Watching a program on paddling the Yellowstone River
Its called "Where the Yellowstone goes" floating the river from the north Yellowstone Park border to where it empties into the Missouri River, a 30 day...
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9y
I am new to Paddling?
 I am curious about getting into paddling a canoe or kayak and live on Lake Powell. I guess like my legs have gotten strong from years of hiking and...
12
9y
Any dugout or Birch Bark boaters?
Has any one ever floated something as ancient man even up to the Indians could have made? or Love at first sight?
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9y
Need Canoe Info - Profile?
Looking at this used canoe someone is selling. Claims it's Kevlar & only weighs 38lbs. The writing on the side says Profile & Apple.
7
9y
Canoe Trimaran
I spent some time with my crazy relatives up in Anacortes, WA last week.  We have hatched a plan to lash three canoes together and build a deck out of...
6
9y
VIDEO: Fly Fishing in my Native Watercraft
A nice day on the river in my Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5.  Fly fishing and enjoying the mild summer evening...
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9y
Rafting the Yukon
A couple friends of mine are currently in Dawson City Alaska building a raft and are planning to float down the Yukon River from Dawson to the Bering...
11
9y
Don't bother visiting Illinois
I just discovered today that my home state is now charging $6 for any non-motorized watercraft to be on Illinois waterways.
10
9y
ThePaddler ezine - now into double figures
ThePaddler ezineWe are now into double figures as issue 10 rolls off the line The largest paddling publication on the planet is out for July - and all...
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9y
kayak vs canoe?
I bought a kayak last year mainly to make it easier to load/unload, my canoe is considerably heavier.
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9y
"Extreme kayakers take on molten lava"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/22339953 
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9y
Escapade: Jean Laffitte National Historical Park and Preserve [4:10]
I finally caved in and bought me my own canoe. I think im in love. I made this simple video yesterday after taking her out to my local paddling stomping...
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9y
Florida Everglades - A Canoe Journey VIDEO
       Last winter we drove down from Canada to spend some time canoeing the "Wilderness Waterway Trail" in the Everglades National Park.
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9y
Favorite Tripping Canoe
Let's say we are going to get a boat for downriver trips to Class II and big lakes with overnight equipment for 2 paddlers?  What boat would you choose? ...
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9y
Found this online, thought it was interesting!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009‘Shrimpy’ When Shane Acton began his circumnavigation, he could have had little idea as to what he would finally achieve.
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9y
Close Deck canoe / kayak / small sail boat ideas??!!
Hi All, and happy New Year! I am looking for resources to build my own closed deck canoe/kayak/sail boat! Any source is Greatly appreciated! What I am...
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9y
Paddling with whales.
Just wanted to let you see what a friend of mine experienced when they were out kayaking near the town Tromsø here in north Norway.
10
9y
Kayaker aborts solo Pacific voyage
Not very impressive...
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9y
Ralph Frese...
...my good friend and mentor passed away today. Paddling one of his favorite spots in one of his canoes took on a special meaning this afternoon.
3
10y
Safety precautions while doing kayaking
Hello guys, I have just started learning kayaking. I love it very much. But i want to know about safety precautions while doing kayaking.
5
10y
New paddling magazine
Wondering what you fellow paddlers think of this new digital magazine at: issuu.com/thepaddler/docs
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10y
Hemenway Beach to the Back of Hoover Dam
Today I loaded up the Yak and headed to Lake Mead for a paddle with my friend. She had bought a new Kayak and wanted to give it a run.
5
10y
Waterski school owner harassed canoeist
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Police-Waterski-school-owner-harassed-canoeist-3813574.php ...Village police said Joseph P.
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10y
VIDEO: Kayak Maintenance
Time to give my boat some TLC...
2
10y
Fun canoe race
Here's our coverage of Madison Wisconsin's Paddle & Portage Canoe Race. I hope you enjoy it!
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10y
An interview about canoe camping-
This guy told us some wonderful stories along with great words of wisdom about canoe camping and paddling in general.
0
10y
Riverboarding in the Ozarks?
I need a new hobby!  I'm 48 years old and very interested in getting into riverboarding before I'm too old to enjoy it and  I only wish I had known...
2
10y
Paddling gone wrong ... very wrong...
I was reviewing some photos I took along the trail last year and ran across this one from near a cabin on a trail into the Desolation Wilderness (west...
5
10y
The Kayak is in the Mail!
Since last years two canoe camping trips, one of which my brother/sister-in-law bought two borrowed kayaks, my eight year old boy has been wanting one.
10
10y
VIDEO: Kayaking with the Kids
What a fun morning...
1
10y
Bent shaft for stenpaddler?
For long flat water miles I have used a bent shaft paddle but for whitewater I always switched to my spare paddle, a straignt shaft paddle.
14
10y
Lazy Saturday Afternoon Paddle
Today we took the Flat River.  We put in and took out at historic covered bridges: White's Bridge upriver, Fallasburg Bridge downriver.
4
10y
Death by swan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17736292 This would be funny if someone had not actually died.  I'm assuming he did not have a PFD of any kind on...
7
10y
First paddle of the season
This past Saturday we headed out for our first kayak of the season.  Mild air temps belied the freezing water underneath.
5
10y
Cottonwood Cove
I have been home a week from my trek and decided to get back outside by heading to Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave with all the usual suspects.
3
10y
Bergans Ally fording canoes
Thinking of getting one of these, wondering if anybody out there has any experience with them (Erich?).
4
10y
Getting back into Canoes
So...................I got these canoes and I guess it's time I got them in the water.  I haven't been in a canoe for a few years but I like being on...
52
10y
Man rows 4345 miles across the Atlantic.
  http://www.bhavik.com/
1
10y
1938 Grand Canyon French Connection
Check out this short clip of a longer work on the 1938 Frenchkayakers in Grand Canyon. They hiked out at Phantom as the river began toice up in November,...
4
10y
Canoeing the Montana Missouri
My friend and I have been batting the idea of doing an untamed stretch of the Missouri in MT...and was looking for guide books, anecdotal info, etc to...
1
10y
Cold-weather kayaking
Just recently purchased a kayak in the beginning of the summer, and am hoping to continue to get use out of it before ponds/lakes freeze for the winter. ...
10
11y
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