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Playak News Flash - July 19, 2017
Playak News Flash - July 19, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Brittany Parker Living in a Van in the City Sucks
Brittany Parker - Living in a van in the city sucks. I've been living in the Sprinter for the past two weeks in the heart of Calgary and it's really starting to bum me out. Usually, I don't have bad things to say about #vanlife and that's because I really do love it. I love the freedom, the simplicity, the mobility, and the adventure that comes with it.
The Paddler ezine An old era of folding skin kayak boats good for river running and touring
The Paddler ezine - The reign of the folding skin boats, now largely forgotten (but still manufactured) was in fact the longest so far in the history of kayak building, even without taking into consideration the very long Inuit tradition. Soon after opening shop, Klepper was producing and selling 90 boats a day, and the era of the folding boat lasted a full half-century until glassfibre began slowly to eclipse it in the early 60s.
American Rivers A Fishing Guide’s Perspective on Mining in the Menominee
American Rivers - This guest blog by Charlie Piette is a part of our America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series on the Menominee River in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Bend Kayak School Cool Water on Hot Days at Sparks Lake With Kayak Rentals and SUP (Paddle Board) Rentals and Friends From Near and Far
Bend Kayak School - It’s here, ladies and gentlemen. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. It’s peak summer season in Central Oregon!This winter’s nearly record-breaking amount of precipitation seems more and more like a distant memory as we approach nearly 2 months of uninterrupted sunshine here in Bend.
Jackson Kayak Sleeping while kayak fishing at the Esthwaite Kayak Grand Slam 2017
Jackson Kayak - A couple of weeks ago I fished my first kayak competition of the year, this time it was a return to Esthwaite in UK’s Lake District for the annual kayak grand slam. As always the main target of the comp is to catch one each of the lake’s predators, Pike, Perch and Trout. Now I’ve been running this comp for the past 4-5 years but this year I’ve decided to step back from organising various events and enjoy what free time to I do get to go fishing.
The Paddler ezine Iconic Paddlers Col HG Blondie Hasler
The Paddler ezine - By the late 1930s, paddlers in Europe had discovered the joys of running whitewater rivers but kayaking’s pivotal move, the roll, had yet to really take root.
RAM Mounts ICAST 2017 Roundup: RAM Mounts for Every Kayak Fishing Enthusiast
RAM Mounts - We spent the week at ICAST 2017 in Orlando showing off all kinds of new fishing mounts, especially for all you kayak fishing enthusiasts out there.
unsponsored Extending Your Reach
unsponsored - Over the last few months I have had quite a few Watershed Drybags in for review. As part of the packaging the bags all come complete with two heavy duty elastic bands.
Jackson Kayak The Year of the Multi-Sport Races
Jackson Kayak - I entered my first Baddlun race this past August at the Ocoee. The field is a diverse collection of folks who have one thing in common- they have realized all of the potential the Ocoee River and the Tanasi Trail system holds.
NRS Duct Tape Diaries The Outdoor Lady - Think about what you would need to pack in your outdoor bag?
NRS Duct Tape Diaries - This gives outdoor people particularly ladies good ideas on how to pack items when going to be outdoors, so you have all your emergency items safely and conveniently with you. A water proof bag, plus other things you should take care of as a outdoor lady fishing person, or any outdoor person.
SUPracer Connor Baxter Outlasts Travis Grant and James Casey to Win Maui2Molokai, Extends Record Winning Streak
SUPracer - In brief: Connor Baxter has just crossed the line to claim an historic eighth-straight Maui2Molokai title, setting a new world record for longest winning streak in the sport and continuing his extraordinary run as the only guy to ever win this race.
CackleTV Caribou Hunting
CackleTV - We had a day off paddling today. JFs, back was sore this morning, the forecast was for moderate headwinds and we felt like we’ve been go go go the last few days, not having time to stop and enjoy the landscape.
SUP International Sup Sunset Party
SUP International - Stand up paddleboard takeover of Riga city center with Red Paddle Co Latvia and adventure organization Lūzumpunkts.
SUP Connect One Week Left To Vote in 2017 Supconnect Awards
SUP Connect - In just one week’s time voting will close on the 8th Annual Supconnect Awards. With thousands of votes already submitted for athletes, brands, gear, shops and sales reps the input from the SUP consumer and industry has been great.
CackleTV Polar Bear Number 1
CackleTV - My first thought was that there was a sheep walking on the rocks maybe 200 metres away. I saw the movement of white and my brain, used to paddling in Wales, grasped a familiar idea.
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