How To Prevent Blisters on Your Hands When Kayaking

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Blisters on the hands are one of the most common kayaking injuries. Most kayakers will come into contact with friction blisters of some kind. So, what should you do to prevent blisters, and what should you do if you get blisters? This guide will cover everything you need to know.  Key Takeaways What Causes Blisters … Read more

Kayaking at Night: Everything You Need To Know

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Kayaking at night has its own unique charms and challenges. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know and prepare to have a fantastic nocturnal paddling experience.  While kayaking at night can be a unique experience, there are some crucial things you need to know before you begin.  Key Takeaways Is Kayaking … Read more

Can You Paddle a Canoe with a Kayak Paddle?

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Canoes and kayaks are similar in many ways, they’ve been around for centuries, and you need a paddle to propel them both. These vessels are used for the same things, like fishing, whitewater paddling, and touring.  However, they also have their differences, like the difference in paddles. You use a single-bladed paddle in canoeing, while … Read more

Can One Person Use a Two Person Kayak?

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Can one person use a 2-person kayak? The answer is yes, but there are some important things to pay attention to or you will not have a good experience.  While two people normally operate a tandem kayak (two-people kayaks), it’s not uncommon to find some scenarios where they might be paddled solo. It’s true that … Read more

How Do You Increase the Weight Capacity of Your Kayak? 

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Depending on your favorite way to kayak, it’s possible that, at some point, you will need to bump up the amount of weight it can carry. If you’re wondering how to increase your kayak’s weight capacity, the good news is that several options are open to you. This guide will cover what you can do … Read more

How Fast Is a Kayak? Average Kayak Speed Explained

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Understanding the average kayak speed and how that helps you plan trips is an essential part of any kayaker’s knowledge base. Your overall kayak speed is subject to a few factors that we’ll explain in detail. The average kayak speed hovers around 2 – 3 miles per hour, equivalent to about 2.6 knots. Kayak speed … Read more

How Far Can You Kayak in a Day? Find Out Here

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Understanding and having a rough idea of the distance you can cover when kayaking can be very useful for trip planning, so, just how far can you kayak in a day? A fairly experienced kayaker can comfortably kayak about 20 miles in a day and most regular kayakers can get to 20 miles and above. … Read more

How Long Does It Take To Kayak a Mile? A Full Explanation

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Figuring out how long it takes to kayak a mile can be an essential part of planning your trip and having an overall rough estimation of how long it’ll take to complete a given journey. In this article, I’ll be delving into all the factors determining your kayaking mph and some crucial things to be … Read more

A Complete Guide to Solo Kayaking

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Solo kayaking can be a wonderfully fulfilling experience for almost anyone. However, before you begin, there are some skills to learn and knowledge to gain.  While you shouldn’t be discouraged about practicing or spending time alone with your kayak, you will want to understand some essential things first.  In this guide, we’re going to cover … Read more

What Does Tracking Mean in Kayaking?

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When getting into a new activity you’ll sometimes come across terms you don’t quite understand. It’s no different with kayaking. One of the terms that newbies may not understand is “tracking”.  What does tracking mean in kayaking? Tracking is your kayak’s ability to go in a straight line.  You see, even though there aren’t roads … Read more

How To Get In and Out of a Kayak

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One of the most intimidating things about starting kayaking is figuring out how to get in and out of your kayak. Even the most experienced kayakers have fallen on their faces at some point—literally or figuratively. But that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing when it happens to you. The easiest way of getting into … Read more

How To Lift and Carry a Kayak By Yourself (And Avoid Injury!)

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Kayaking isn’t exactly a lightweight sport. If you’re short on height or muscle, or you’re carrying an injury, then lifting and carrying a heavy kayak may put you off getting out on the water. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! In this article, we’ll teach you how to carry a kayak by yourself or … Read more

How to Portage a Kayak

Portages are a less enjoyable part of kayaking. Nobody likes carrying a heavy kayak and gear, even over a short distance. It is tiring and frustrating. But kayak portage is not something you can avoid as a kayaker. While you don’t have to love it, you need to learn how to do it. So, here … Read more

How To Paddle a Kayak: From Beginner to Expert

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Learning how to paddle a kayak as a beginner is straightforward, but understanding the finer points of technique can make an enormous difference in your performance.  Kayak paddling has a surprising amount of depth, but is also accessible for beginners. So if you’re new to kayaking, don’t be overwhelmed – take bits at a time … Read more