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

» Tides explained
If you are going to go kayaking, then it will be very helpful for you to figure out what effect the tides will have on your trip.

» Carabiners
Carabiners are some of the most widely useful kayaking equipment around.

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

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

» Using a throw rope
You should practice using a throw rope before you go kayaking.

» Whistle & knife
A whistle & knife are necessary for anybody who likes kayak touring.

» Accessory cord
An accessory cord is an essential part of any emergency kit.

» GPS (Global Positioning System)
For easier navigation, you should get a GPS.

» Never paddle alone!
An important thing to remember about kayaking is that you should never paddle alone.

» Weil's disease
Weil's disease can be contracted from contaminated water and may be fatal.

» You can either assemble your own first-aid kit, or buy one
A first-aid kit is a must have! There are so many different situations where it might come in handy that there is really no excuse for not having one in your 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.