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News Watch

The Playak News Watch continously finds the world"s new paddling headlines. From the huge number of headlines it finds, Playak editors hand-pick and present the best ones (yes, that is very subjective, but they do their best to please our readers) every day, and those that then get the most reader views are sent out in the daily News Flash. Each Friday, we send out the Weekly Digest (instead of the daily News Flash), containing the top headlines of the past 7 days, as well as the most popular videos and forum topics, and a list of upcoming paddling events.


Ashes Still Water Boats Releases 2nd Edition Of Paddle Templates

Traversing (Nov 7) - Ashes Still Water Boats have released the 2nd edition of their paddle templates, completely for free (or you can order a paper copy for $15 U.S.D.)!  read more...

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Lightweight Camping Cookware for a family on their outdoor/wilderness trip

PaddlingLight (Oct 19) - When I used to solo canoe trip, it was easy to pick cookware. I’d just go with the lightest cookset that made sense for the time of year and trip. As my family has grown from one to three, I’ve found that it’s a little harder to balance lightweight camping cookware against ease of use and the desires of everyone on the trip.  read more...

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Top Picks for Autumn Winter 2019/20: Kayak & Canoe Jackets for Touring

WWTCC (Oct 18) - Looking for a new touring jacket to provide protection from rain, wind and spray while paddling on sheltered water now its getting wetter and cooler? Here are our thoughts on 4 of our favourites this year, the Yak Sumit , Palm Vector , Peak Marathon Wind and Kokatat Jetty .  read more...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed on a River Trip

CKS Blog (Oct 4) - Multi-day river trip rafting is like backpacking, if your backpack is being carried by a Brontosaurus. You learn really quickly the basics of what you will need to buy to be ready for this experience at a moment’s notice. At the very least, you need a paco pad and a few big drybags. But, you’ll quickly find out that more river trips happen for you when you have stuff beyond the basics, stuff that permit holders remember you for. Things that, well, make the whole experience at camp and on the river that much better.  read more...

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Safety Third?

Hala (Sep 17) - Most employees have had the safety first motto hammered into them in the workplace. This is particularly true of the oil and gas and construction industries but resonates strongly in the outdoor industry as well.  read more...

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Sep 6Paddle Making Quaver Gripped Antique Paddle
Sep 3unsponsored Yak Taurus PFD – First Look
Aug 17unsponsored Ape Element PFD – Review
Aug 17unsponsored Palm Equipment Ace PFD
Aug 15Site Zed Adrift: Savoring and Suffering in the High Sierras
Aug 10SUP World Mag How to Train for Stand Up Paddle Boarding || REI
Aug 2CKS Blog The convenience of the Astral YTV PFD for this lady rafting guide
Jul 25red paddle co Good Inflation – Why the Best Inflatable Paddle Boards Cost More
Jul 23AirKayaks Innova kayaks’ new range of strong and environmentally friendly kayaks
Jul 20Mt. Hood H2O Into the outside to Tangle Blue Creek (Trinity River headwaters)
Jul 5PaddlingLight What I Carry on My Life Vest for Kayaking
Jun 22Nathan Pfeifer Mount Shasta (CA) - Hotlum/Bolam Ridge
Jun 22Leif and Natalie Last leg of the Unleashed at the Basse Cache with technical creeking competition
Jun 16Simon Wyndham There’s More to the Forward Stroke Than You Think
Jun 16Simon Wyndham Positive Posture and Anticipation vs Bracing
Jun 16Nathan Pfeifer Mount Jefferson (OR) - SW Ridge
Jun 2Nathan Pfeifer Paulina Peak (OR) - NW Chutes & NE Bowl
May 26surfingsports.com Air Wings
May 15International Rivers Paying Tribute, Not Farewell
Apr 25Site Zed Absolved
Apr 23Jackson Kayak Dealing with Rip dislocation injuries after kayaking - learnings and insights
Apr 18Bellyak Tips for Spring Time Paddling
Apr 14AirKayaks New Convertible Elite High Pressure Inflatable Kayak From Advanced Elements
Apr 5International Rivers Women'S Rights and River Protection
Apr 1unsponsored Nookie Rockhopper PFD – First Look
Mar 25RAM Mounts ProMat 2019: RAM® Mounts Has Material Handling Covered
Mar 14AirKayaks New Ergonomic Energy Kayak Paddles from Accent Paddles
Mar 13Simon Willis Swimming the Galapagos With SwimTrek - Useful Information
Mar 3red paddle co Inflatable Paddle Boarding: Top Tips for an Urban SUP Adventure 
Mar 1Northwest Rafting Company Blossom Bar Rapid
Feb 26Bellyak 7 Principles of Efficient Bellyak Paddling
Jan 31Newfoundland Kayakoholic 2019 - Post 2 - Tors Cove to LaManche
Jan 28red paddle co Beginners SUP Racing: Fitness Tips for Your First SUP Racing Event
Jan 25AirKayaks Product Review: Red Paddle Co Compact 9’6″ x 32″ Inflatable SUP Package
Jan 22Jackson Kayak High Tension Season 2018
Jan 19BC Wetcoast Appearance on Google Earth
Jan 13Mt. Hood H2O Lacamas Creek
Jan 13Atlantic Paddle Surfing SUP Fish for Reds
Jan 12Jackson Kayak 2018 Year in Review
Jan 12WWTCC 7 Things to Make You Happy in 2019
Jan 9unsponsored Insightful articles for whitewater paddlers - learnings and experiences running rapids...
Jan 8Newfoundland Kayakoholic Kayaking Trip - Point Lance Paddle into sea, taking in the view of the cliffs and coastline
Jan 5PaddlingLight Minnesota Border Route Challenges
Dec 31 2018Brittany Parker The Forest Fire of 2018
Dec 24 2018Rod Swan Day 3 – Shute to Bowen Adventure
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