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
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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.
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.
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)
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.
Long days and warming nights means that camping season is officially upon us. And even if there isn’t time to take a full vacation just yet, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of those glorious 55 hours after work on Friday, before you have to be back on Monday. Our Favorite? Paddle-in camping. Here are our top 10 favorites in the Southeast.