Archive for April, 2010

What about an inflatable kayak?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

In the spring, an aspiring kayaker’s thoughts turn to getting a kayak.  A question that I am often asked, frequently by women, is what do I think about inflatable kayaks?  Many people looking to get into the sport think an inflatable addresses some of the concerns that they have in regards to lifting, transporting, and […]

Making Lists

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

I’ve been preparing for a presentation that I’m doing this Thursday on “Places to Paddle”, so I’ve been thinking alot about all the places that I have gone paddling in the past 20 years and all the places I would still like to go.  I was especially thinking about what I would consider to be […]

More Signaling Devices

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

While most people immediately think of “flares” when they think about distress signals, there are actually many other devices that can be used to attract help in an emergency.  Since I talked about pyrotechnic flares in my last post, “Visual Distress Signals 101”, I want to take some time to discuss some non-pyrotechnic alternatives that […]

Visual Distress Signals 101

Friday, April 9th, 2010

I’m going to attempt to discuss the subject of visual distress signals, primarily “flares”.  For some reason I find this a complicated topic to describe in a written format, but here goes.  Feel free to e-mail questions to me if something doesn’t seem clear.  The links that I have included in this post are not […]

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