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Basic kayaking skills

» How to make a camp fire
There are a lot of skills that you should have if you're planning on staying outdoors. One of these is how to build a campfire.

» Is kayaking expensive?
Before you start kayaking, this is one thing that you will probably be concerned with.

» How to maintain your kayak
Once you've found the perfect kayak for you, and you're ready to go kayaking, there's one other thing that you need to learn about first.

» How to mesure direction and distances
This is one thing that might be somewhat difficult to do if you are in a kayak, and in fact, determining how far you are from something while you are on the water will have to be learned through practice and experience.

» Latitude and longitude explained
Latitude and longitude are the two sets of circles that we use to divide up the earth into sections.

» Using a compass
If you're going to be kayaking, it's even more important to learn how to use a compass than it would be if you were just going to be going hiking.

» Don't litter on your kayaking trip!
Make sure you bring everything away with you that you originally brought on your trip: don’t litter!

» Getting in to the kayak on dry land
Getting in to the kayak on dry land is one of the easier ways to get into your kayak.

» Trunk rotation
Trunk rotation is the most important part of being able to paddle a kayak.

» Signaling equipment
Signaling equipment will keep you safe if you are kayak touring.

» How to launch your kayak
Launching your kayak does not have to be difficult as long as you know what you’re doing.

» How to empty water out of the kayak
If you’re learning how to empty water out of the kayak, make sure you realize that there is more than one opportunity to do it.

» Getting out of the kayak on dry land
Getting out of the kayak on dry land is probably the easiest way to get out of your kayak.

» The wet exit
The wet exit (getting out of the kayak in the water) is not very difficult, but it is still important to have some experience with it.

» Overturning "the right way"
Overturning “the right way” can actually help you regain control over your kayak.

» How to pack your kayak
Are you planning on going on a long kayaking trip? You should make sure that you know how to pack your kayak before you go!

» How to carry the kayak by yourself
While it is always a good idea to carry kayaks with more than one person (partially due to their size, but also due to how heavy they are), at some point, you might find that it is necessary to carry your own kayak.

Latest kayaking articles

» Is kayaking expensive?
Before you start kayaking, this is one thing that you will probably be concerned with.

» How to maintain your kayak
Once you've found the perfect kayak for you, and you're ready to go kayaking, there's one other thing that you need to learn about first.

» Currents explained
Another thing that you need to watch out for if you're going kayaking are ocean currents.

» The HI-rescue
The HI-rescue is a useful rescue technique if you have two kayaks to help.

» The T-rescue
The T-Rescue is a two-person method of righting a capsized kayak.

» An introduction to eskimo rolling
If you're planning on going kayak touring, one of the most important things you can do is learn the techniques associated with eskimo rolling.

» The put-across roll
A good kayak roll to teach beginners is the put-across roll.

» Buying a used kayak
When buying a used kayak, you should be careful to make sure that it is not a damaged kayak.

» Signaling equipment
Signaling equipment will keep you safe if you are kayak touring.

» How to launch your kayak
Launching your kayak does not have to be difficult as long as you know what you’re doing.

» How to empty water out of the kayak
If you’re learning how to empty water out of the kayak, make sure you realize that there is more than one opportunity to do it.

» Kayak paddle blades
Different kayak paddle blades will have different effects on the control you have over your kayak.

» Emergency blanket
An emergency blanket is an important part of any safety kit.

» Hypothermia
Hypothermia is easily treatable, but can be very dangerous.

» Wooden kayaks
Save money and look into building your own wooden kayaks.

» Touring kayaks
Touring kayaks are sturdy enough to take on sea kayaking trips.

» Whitewater racing kayaks
Whitewater racing kayaks are very maneuverable and can be used to do tricks.

» Flatwater kayaks
Flatwater kayaking is easier and better to learn than any other type of kayaking.

» River kayaks
River kayaking can entertain both beginners and experts.