Archive for May, 2010

Getting Started in Kayaking

Monday, May 24th, 2010

If you are interested in becoming a kayaker, but don’t know exactly how to get started, here’s a 4-step process that you can follow. Step 1. Decide what kind of kayaking you want to do. In other words, what kind of water do you want to paddle on?  Knowing where you are going to paddle […]

Coming Events

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The paddling season has definitely arrived in the upper midwest.  People are buying boats, signing up for lessons and trips, and looking for people to go paddling with.  Here are just a few local events coming up in the next few weeks that may be of interest, especially to new or aspiring paddlers.  I know […]

Tying a Bowline

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Last Thursday evening I gave a seminar on how to tie some of the most useful knots for paddlers.  We had over 20 people in attendance!  Since it appears to be a very popular topic, I decided to share some of the information in my very first video blog post.  Let me know how you […]

Essential Gear for Recreational Kayaking

Friday, May 7th, 2010

I know that I tend to focus mostly on gear for sea kayakers in many of my posts.  Partly that is because I do a lot of sea kayaking myself, and partly because there is a lot of gear used by sea kayakers.  Recreational paddlers often get overlooked when it comes to gear discussions.  I […]

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