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Tuesday 23 October 2018
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Category: Basic Rescues, Exploration Gear, Fishing Gear, Injury and Prevention, Jackson Kayak Gear Tips, Whitewater Gear, Whitewater Paddling Curriculum, Whitewater Safety, WW Gear Tips, WW Trip Planning

First Aid Kit

I have been wanting to write this post for a while but am finally getting around to it. I am currently a resident physician undergoing my...

Whitewater Kayaking Under the Golden Gate Bridge

Last weekend Jeff and I were guest instructors at the Paddle Golden Gate Symposium in San Francisco, CA.  It is always fun to show up at a...

Every paddler needs to learn about Leptospirosis

Recently I contracted Leptospirosis in Costa Rica and this blog aims to educate the masses of what this disease is as all whitewater...

Yoga For Paddlers | Short and Sweet Side Body Stretch

Well…its that time of year again. For those of us on the east coast, it is Gauley season, which means a downriver play-aganza. So...

Kayak Fitness: Strong Core

First of all, what is the ‘core’? Your core is everything from your neck to your hip flexors minus your appendages, your arms and legs....

How to lift your yak!

Were I a bettin’ woman, I’d wager that the single-most frequently asked question I hear regarding kayaking isn’t always presented in...

Oceans of Whitewater (Part 4) – Mastering the Pour-over

What, you may ask, is a pour-over? The short answer is “riding a wave over a rock”. I’m going to give you a longer version of the...

So ya wanna go paddlin’ with your dog, huh?

Me too!!  I love being on the water, and I love spending time with my dog.  Suffice it to say that I’m in heaven when I am able to do...

Ultralight Kayak Overnighter Sleep Systems – My Choices for Ecuador

  Camping from a kayak. No matter what types of kayak it is, whitewater, fishing or touring, camping out of a kayak and spending days...

Too cold to paddle, you say? Never! (AKA: how I stay warm on the water in the winter.)

As with most teachers, the weeks of my school year – particularly those leading up to the Christmas holidays – are a huge rush...