There is no comparison to those glorious paddling days, and the days spent living in the ‘real world’. You know the world where you have a job, run errands and pay the bills. Getting out on the water brings a certain amount of solitude and allows the soul to heal. With fresh air and an ever-changing landscape, the waterways call to us! If you can’t be out on water 24/7 – like most of us – we complied some fun quotes to keep you motivated throughout the slumpish days. Slumpish? Yea that describes it.
It's time for another kayak camping trip into the backcountry, and so it's also time for a new list of things to bring. I have packing lists for every type of camping: car, backpack, day-pack, bicycle, kayak, small airplane, and even for bareboating in various environments from Alaska to the Bahamas. Each list is adjusted for where we are going , what we’ll be doing, and how long we’ll be there. Here are a few things I take into account when planning what to pack
I am an active forager and have, in just the last few years, added edible mushrooms to my camping and hunting forays. It’s a real life treasure hunt. My K-Pak folding kayak allows me not only greater access to hard to reach places but opportunities to forage many plants and mushrooms that prefer wetland environments.
Here in Central North Carolina we can paddle mostly year round. Winter time weather is usually above freezing in the day time and the lakes and rivers are normally ice free. We also have lots of rivers and streams with adjacent swamp lands that make for good duck hunting, whether with gun or camera.
Let’s face it. What’s better than kayaking? If you live by the water or have easy access to the river you may head out on a weekly basis. Just like every sport, kayaking has some drawbacks if you are just getting started. A few of these include transporting the boats, knowing the class of the river and which sections to look out for, and having a put-in and drop-off point with the adequate transportation to bring you back home. Spending a few days on the river can make this effort worth it and you can enjoy the extra miles in the kayak. Fall is a great time to get out on the river and enjoy some camping along the way. We put together some tips for your next kayaking camp trip. Scroll through some of these suggestions and enjoy even more time on the water!
It’s no surprise we’re all avid fishermen at the Folding Boat Company. In fact, our love for fishing was one of the reasons we were inspired to design and make our lightweight, foldable kayak, the K-Pak! Always on the lookout for the next adventure, here’s 10 must-fish spots around the globe:
Here at The Folding Boat Co, we're constantly trying to improve and build upon our current and future models. What better place to get feedback from - than you! The real life paddlers who are kayaking regularly and enjoying time on the water. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, and, by completing you have the option to enter a sweepstakes for a K-Pak Folding Kayak - our original model!
Ever have hunger ruin a perfectly good trip? We know the feeling, out in the wilderness, among beauty and beautiful flowing water and all you can think about is a large pizza with extra toppings. Don’t let hunger take-over your trip and try some of these options for your next adventure.
The Southern wetlands and swampy terrains of the South are the perfect place to take refuge from the high-speed whitewater rivers throughout the country. Here are our top 5 places in this beautiful region of America to paddle.
Utah gets a great rap for being an endless outdoor hub, boasting dozens of amazing state parks, lakes, and camping locations. Even though it may look bleak outside now, Spring is right around the corner and so this is the perfect time to get your planning on. With your portable Folding Boat, there is no body of water out of reach! Let’s head out to Utah and explore some of these top picks.
When thinking about your next kayaking adventure, the South may not be the first destination that springs to mind. The drama of the Colorado River may pop up instead, or the beautiful landscapes and rushing rivers of Utah. But don’t dismiss the South so quickly. Each region holds different beauty and gems found hidden in the area. Swampy boat rides, exotic birdlife, and sneaky crocodiles are just some of the things to look out for in the South. Head over to one of these swampy areas on your next boating adventure.
Winter can be a grueling season. From power outages to road closures, the season can seem endless. For the beloved kayaker, frozen lakes usually mean packing up and heading south or searching for another way to spend your time. For the kayak fishermen though – it’s a whole different story! Welcome to the season of ice fishing.
Tourists and locals alike go crazy for the yearly fall foliage spectacle. Can we blame them though? The changing of the colors is a beautiful sight marking the start of a new season, changes to the landscape, and cooler temperatures. Finally, we can go paddling without sweating through our clothes, for the most part. Bask in the new season with some of these top picks we selected to view fall from the beauty of the water.
Expert or newbie, mixing these 9 exercises into your workout routine should help ease the muscle ache and boost your performance while kayaking. Happy Paddling!
We're in the kayaker's favorite season, and is seems like we're seeing more and more boats out on the water, if you want to give it a try, but are looking for a reason to take the plunge, we'll give you 10 great reasons to get out on the water! (Not that we think you need one)
Most of the time when we dream about our paddling adventures, we dream of what we will see, how the water will run and our time out on the water. Seldom do we sit and let our mind wander to the planning that takes place beforehand- how we're going to pack our gear, where we're going to put in, are we going to camp or not. These details may seem a bit humdrum when our minds are really longing to be out on the water. But, those details are the key to having the best time when we finally get out on the water.
There is nothing quite so refreshing as being out on the water on a cool morning in early spring, watching the river run by you as the quick current from the recent snowmelt runoff pushes you effortlessly through the water. Around one bend you come across a doe and her newborn fawn sipping from the streambank and they don´t notice you until you have almost come upon them.