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.
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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)
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.
From birch boats to folding boats, read all about the history of the modern canoe.