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16 December 2015
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 • Sit-on-Top Kayaks
 • Recreational Canoes
 • Touring Kayaks
 • Stand Up Paddleboards
by: Dave Conley

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 • Rare December paddle holds much beauty
 • Lucky escape for NZ kayaker
 • North Face Founder Dies in Kayaking Accident
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The Heel Hook Kayak Assisted Rescue
In this video clip Gordon Brown demonstrates how to get back into a kayak from deep water using the "Heel-Hook" technique. He then assists a kayaker in getting back into their sea kayak, and points out what was done correctly and what would have better speeded the re-entry. He also explains the role of the rescuer in this assisted rescue method.

Gear for Camping: Silly or Serious?
Over the years as a writer, Cliff Jacobson has been sent a lot of camping gear to test. He has found many products to be genuinely useful, but others are simply silly. He's written up a short list of his "silly" items for this week's article. Feel free to sling barbs at his selections, but keep in mind that he's judging them all from the view of an experienced wilderness paddler where every piece of gear must earn it's weight, bulk and utility for a long canoe trip.

Enter the Sweepstakes!
Enter the sweepstakes daily for a chance to win one of these great boats: a Freedom modular kayak package from Ukai Kayak, a Journey 14 kayak from Jackson Kayak, or a Prospector 15 SP3 canoe from Nova Craft Canoe. The boat prizes all come packaged with other valuable items such as PFDs from MTI Adventurewear, portable coolers from IceMule, locking cables from Lasso Security Cables, and storage systems from Talic. Congratulations to Scott Ross who won a Small Stormproof Compact Camera Pouch from Aquapac just for entering this past week!
In The Same Boat: Dinty Moore Goes Camping
Canned food isn't a big part of paddlers' menus these days, but in places where cans are still allowed, there's no denying that a couple of tins of stew can help you put dinner on the table in a hurry, even when the table is an upturned canoe. And a chance find while rummaging through her bug-out box encouraged Tamia to outline some of the many ways she's used Dinty Moore beef stew to warm up after a cold day on the water. You'll find her ideas at In the Same Boat. Don't worry: It's "Nothing to Get in a Stew About."
Trips Directory Spotlight
Bahamas Mothership Tour
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Paddle home to Mirage at the end of the day. Join Kayak Voyagers in the Bahamas for your vacation in 2016.
Product Review Spotlight
Quest 13 kayak by Hobie Kayaks
The boat is stable, tracks well and has ample room for lots of stuff. The paddle holders are uber convenient, and the rod holders are a nice addition for those of us who fish. I thoroughly enjoy my time in this kayak, and while I have not faced truly big waves, she weathered 2-3 foot swells in Sound quite nicely. If it's a solid open water boat you are looking for, the Quest 13 would serve you well... Rating 10 of 10 by Cyberbrock
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Canoe Bobsledding
Watch this canoe sledding stunt by kids looking to be future Darwin Award winners, but please do not attempt.

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