Why I love kayaking

By on Feb 15, 2015 in Information | 0 comments

Those who have never kayaked before may be confused by the reasons why so many people find it to be their favorite sport. For me, there’s very little that can top kayaking, even during the winter when going outside seems like a new form of torture. Below are some of the reasons why I love kayaking. It’s a great form of exercise – Being able to properly use a kayak takes a lot of upper body strength and a lot of balance. Every time you go out onto the water, even if you’re just a beginner, you can feel yourself getting stronger and getting better. This makes you feel great in all other parts of your life. As your skill improves, your confidence and happiness will also improve. You connect with nature – Most places that host kayaking are found where there’s an abundance of wildlife and beautiful scenes to behold. If you travel deep into some areas, you’ll even be able to kayak next to...

Kayaking with Your iPhone

By on Jan 5, 2015 in Kayaks | 0 comments

The iPhone is normally the trend setter for the latest and best apps. It’s probably one of the most useful and widely used items in life today, covering a wide range of areas. This is also true in the outside “adventure” world, and its use can be a great aid to canoeists, kayakers and paddle boardists. However, because of its great use in this very wet adventure life, extra precaution must be taken with it, as it will be extremely easy for it to be damaged by water. If, in the event your iPhone does get damaged by being submersed in water, refer to this guide by iPhonefixed to give you a quick, concise, guide on what to do, and what not to do with a water damaged iPhone. Also take a look at what Apple themselves have to say, particularly in relation to the liquid indicator built in to the iPhone. But of course, prevention is better than cure, so you should look for ways to protect your...

What did you get for Christmas?

By on Jan 5, 2015 in Information | 0 comments

It’s only really the die hard Canoe and Kayak enthusiasts who venture out onto the water in December. Maybe if you live somewhere warm it’s different, but in Canada and the US it doesn’t usually happen so much. So what does a Kayaker usually get for Christmas? I was delighted to receive this DryPak from my brother. It’s a very simple idea, just a waterproof carrying bag that you can put your cell phone, GPS or whatever in. They are actually quite cheap and you can pick them up from places like WalMart for about $14. This a small price to pay to keep your electronic gadgets dry. Take it from somebody who once stepped backwards and fell into a swimming pool with an iphone in their pocket! That was an expensive day. Although I’m not planning on taking the kayak for a few weeks at the moment I have already found the DryPak a useful thing to have with me whilst...

What is the difference between a kayak and a canoe?

By on Nov 25, 2014 in Canoes | 0 comments

The thrill of the wild and the practice of adventure–you can find in both canoes and kayaks; but does that mean that these two vessels are the same? No, in fact, kayaks and canoes are very different in comparison and functionality. Though both might share the ability to grant greater ease for adventure and further realms of travel and/or exploration, they do not share many other characteristics that drastically change the experience. Many might think, “What does it matter if I can accomplish getting from point A to point B safely?” but the differences can be significant enough to challenge your ability and this can pan out to be very important depending on your unique needs. Canoes and kayaks are both made to travel waters of many scopes and types, but both with unique advantages and disadvantages. Kayaks are made for agility, speed and maneuvering while canoes are made for...

How to Learn Kayaking

By on Nov 20, 2014 in Kayaks | 0 comments

Getting your head into the basics of kayaking and heading off with a good, founded start, is the best way to begin your kayaking adventures as a beginner. The more facts you learn up front before you hit the water and become prepared with what to expect, the more fun you will have when you are actually out there on the water and you know what you’re doing. One of the first things for you to consider—although, there are quite a few things—is what kind of kayak to start out with. Considering your paddle and kayak before you go the store could save you a lot of time and confusion. A lot of it depends on the purpose for which you will be using your kayak. Keep in mind before you go to the store where you are most likely to be kayaking and what you will be doing. Since you are learning about kayaking for a beginner, the following kayaks are used for recreational kayaking. Recreational...

What are Stand Up Paddleboards?

By on Nov 19, 2014 in Paddleboards | 0 comments

With all the new buzz about paddle boards, the craze has hit many sort of by surprise. What is this trendy new sport using something called a “paddleboard” anyway? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: “A long narrow buoyant board used for riding the surf or in rescuing swimmers.” Paddleboarding is called by some a combination between kayaking and surfing. It is actually a surprisingly easy and simple sport that at the most basic level takes only balance. The person paddleboarding will stand on a paddleboard with a paddle and dip their paddle into the water to propel themselves forward–basically, that’s all there is to it. A paddleboard is a long board very similar in design to a surf board which can support the weight of a human being. Stand up paddleboards can range from between $800 and $2000 new. On average they are longer than 9 feet, but can be as...

How to choose the best fishing kayak

By on Nov 17, 2014 in Kayaks | 0 comments

There are a number of ways to experience the fishing, be it on a dock or bank or in some sort of watercraft. Not only can kayaking be one of the best ways to fish, there are kayaks which are made to be the most ideal for this activity. Kayaks, compared to other watercrafts, have a low center of gravity, which makes it more stable, and a low profile which will allow you to move quickly but unobtrusively through the water. Not only this, the kayak is extremely versatile. Wherever you may want to go fishing, be it in a small pond with small game or offshore for big game, the kayak is suited for anyplace. One of the first things you may want to do if you are somewhat unfamiliar with fishing in a kayak, is to first do some research to learn about the sport. Find out what experienced fishermen say about their experiences fishing in a kayak, and if they have any tips or advice. You can also...

Are inflatable kayaks any good?

By on Nov 17, 2014 in Kayaks | 1 comment

There are, essentially, three types of kayaks: hard-shelled kayaks, collapsible kayaks, and inflatable kayaks. If you have never owned a kayak before, an inflatable one may possibly be the best place to start. Inflatable kayaks are generally cheaper than other kinds of kayaks, light and portable, and even surprisingly durable. They can be used for white water rapids or just easy going paddling. As a beginning kayaker, you may not yet know what suits your tastes best, so they can be a fairly practical option especially when you are first gaining your footing. Of course, there are pros and cons to consider with inflatable kayaks, and if you are a more experienced kayaker there may be a better option suited for you. The inflatable kayak requires significantly little room for storage, you can even put it in your closet. Consequently, it can also fit in the trunk of your car so you...