Kayaking Tips, Tricks And Gear
How to Break Into Cold-Weather Kayaking and Canoeing
Paddling during the winter months can offer uncrowded waters, unmatched views, and a break from the indoors. But the risk of serious bodily harm or even death is exponentially higher, thanks to frigid temperatures. As long as a lake, creek, or other body of water isn’t completely frozen over, you can potentially still kayak […]
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5 of the Best Hiking Sandals for Men
Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Hiking is, by and large, the easiest outdoor activity to form into a hobby. At its foundation, it’s simply taking a walk in the woods, and aside from […]
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Women Learning From Women: All About “Becoming An Outdoors-Woman” Workshops
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, commonly known as BOW, is a national education program that strives to make women more comfortable and aware of the outdoor world. You can trace the history of Becoming an Outdoors-Woman to Dr. Christine Thomas. She spent her career at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources. In 1991, Dr. […]
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DIY Kayak Accessories You Can Make on the Cheap
Kayak accessories have come a long way in the last 10 years. Many of the same items that we have standard on our boats can make it onto our kayaks, and the industry has come up with some great ways to make it more comfortable and more productive. Some common, everyday items can be used […]
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The Best State Parks in Pennsylvania
From breathtaking scenic overlooks to outdoor adventure, these Pennsylvania state parks have it all. The Keystone State is home to 121 state parks, 19 national parks and seven National Heritage Areas, all with natural beauty and plenty of recreational opportunities. However, these are the state parks you should hit first. Let’s dive in. Ricketts Glen State […]
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20 Excuses You Can No Longer Use for Not Getting Outdoors
If you’ve been putting off outdoor adventure for years, you’ve officially run out of excuses. We can respond to and counter just about any reason you’re using not to get outside. 1. I don’t know how. Need to learn how to hunt, fish, or do anything else outside? We’ve got you covered. Check out our […]
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Clearly, navigating a kayak in fog is easy
Anyone in Boy Scouts before that deal imploded or had parents drag them around the country in an old summer vacation van should know how to use a compass. Understanding direction is key to navigating, especially in zero visibility. Most of us have a compass app on our smart phones, which means some of us can’t actually use a compass but can access one while checking Instagram to see how many fish everyone else has landed.
This $400 Motorized Inflatable Boat is the Ultimate Father’s Day Gift
This inflatable boat has two electric motors for an exciting afternoon of whitewater kayaking. Boats are pretty expensive. A luxury fishing boat might cost you around $30,000. Outdoorsmen are now leaning towards inflatable boats and inflatable kayaks. You’d be surprised by the quality of inflatable fishing boats. Many kayakers and anglers are saying great things
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Take a Peek at Marine Life With the Help of a Transparent Kayak
Forget scuba diving; you can get an unbelievable view of underwater with a transparent kayak. Before your next kayaking excursion, be sure to invest in a new kayak that’s going to enhance the experience. Clear kayaks are back just in time for summer, and outdoor enthusiasts can’t stop talking about them. Hammacher Schlemmer is selling
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Getting organized now yields more time outdoors later
Over the past decade, I’ve found myself embracing more electronics and technology into my passion for the outdoors. No, I’m not referring to weather stations, GPS trackers or boat radar units but simple things, like weather apps, checklists, notes and journals, which have helped me in enormous ways.