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Education Corner
August 2019


 
"How to Kayak – A Beginner’s Guide"
"Kayaking is a watersport involving paddling. You paddle with an oar which has two blades, and you do this in a small boat. Kayaks vary in shapes and size, and they differ depending on what you will use them for..."
Complete story: naturesportcentral.com
 
"The Best Kayak For You: How To Choose"
"What kayak should I buy? It’s the first question a kayaker asks—and the hardest to answer. You have to choose the best kayak for you. But that’s the trick, it’s finding the boat that’s perfectly suited to your specific needs..."
Complete story: Paddling Magazine 
 
"How To Fix A Cracked Kayak"
"Repairing a cracked kayak is what nightmares are made of, but there is no reason that you cannot fix your trusted plastic boat and turn that nightmare into more pleasant memories..."

Complete story: Paddling Magazine 
 
"How to NOT flip your Kayak"
"Learn how to correctly edge your boat, use proper body position and place your paddle in order to save yourself from flipping your kayak in the current..."
Complete story: Paddling.com 
 
"Choosing the Right Life Jacket"
"The PFD, or life jacket is your single most important piece of safety equipment. You need to choose one that fits well and you should wear it whenever you're on the water. This means wearing it securely and not just throwing it over shoulders, because it can actually impede your ability to swim if it's not worn correctly..."
Complete story: Paddling.com 
 
"Classification of Rapids, Water Level, and Canoeists"
"Part of the planning of a paddling trip entails knowing what to expect on your trip. This is not so difficult to figure out when you are paddling on a lake. For paddling on a river, however, you should learn about the ratings given to rapids, water level, and even canoeists..."
Complete story: Paddling.com 
 
"Buying A Sea Kayak: Careful Of These 5 Mistakes"
"Purchasing a new kayak can be a fun but overwhelming experience. Before buying my first sea kayak, I looked to more experienced paddlers. I noticed there was a popular model the majority of paddlers at my local kayaking club owned. I figured that since these people had more experience than me they had already done the research and con and bought the best kayak out there. Later, I found out that several other club members had the same buying strategy as me, and none of us were happy with what we ended up with..."
Complete story: Paddling Magazine 
 
"4 Pro Tips For Painless Canoe Portaging"
"While there are a few masochists who love a long portage, for many folks portaging is a means for getting to the next lake, rather than a treasured pastime in itself. Even the lightest boats are heavy when carried far enough... I’ve certainly found myself thinking, 'There’s got to be a better way'..."
Complete story: Paddling Magazine 
 
"8 Things To Ask Before Tripping Together"
"Every paddler knows—there’s nothing like going on a multi-day trip to really get to know someone. Tripping together can work out beautifully and cement lifelong friendships or can lead to dramatic disasters when personalities collide under challenging conditions. Here are some key questions to discuss with your tripping partners before you hit the water...."
Complete story: Paddling Magazine 
 
"How to Paddle a Tandem Kayak"
"Tandem kayaks, or doubles, are a great way for two people to get out on the water together. Watch or read on to learn more about tandem kayaks and how to practice paddling, navigating, and turning a tandem kayak!..."
Complete story: Paddling.com