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Water Trust

Posted: Aug 20 in Kayaking Blog by
Water Trust

Learn skills, build confidence and gain “water trust”   During the summer in Florida, getting soaked is nothing new. Soaked in sweat. Soaked in sun. Soaked in salt. This summer, though, I’ve been placing an emphasis on getting soaked in water.  It’s a whole lot better than the salt and the sun… and especially the […]

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Paddle Florida’s springs this summer and maintain your cool

Posted: Jul 11 in Kayaking Blog by
Paddle Florida’s springs this summer and maintain your cool

Florida’s freshwater springs have been captivating visitors and residents for thousands of years. In fact, one of the earliest signs of human habitation in North America comes from Little Salt Spring in southwest Florida. At this site, a wooden spear was found alongside the remains of a giant tortoise, leaving for little other explanation than […]

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How to Pack Your Yak

Posted: Apr 25 in Kayaking Blog by
How to Pack Your Yak

Once you have your route planned and some dry storage solutions for your gear, all that’s left is to pack up and hit the water. However, packing for a kayak trip can be easier said than done. Because you have limited space in your boat and the arrangement of your equipment can affect your paddling performance, it helps to keep a few things in mind as you stow your gear for launch. [Read more]

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Plan Before You Paddle: Picking a Multiday Route

Posted: Apr 05 in Kayaking Blog by
Plan Before You Paddle: Picking a Multiday Route

Whether you’re spending the afternoon kayaking in Jacksonville or planning an excursion somewhere far, far away, it helps to know where you’re going. Planning your route is especially important on lengthy kayak camping trips, as you’ll need to get a sense of the challenges you face before setting out. These tips can help you plan an enjoyable multiday route that doesn’t push you past your limits. [Read more]

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Storing Your Kayak

Posted: Mar 28 in Kayaking Blog by
Storing Your Kayak

If stored in certain positions, your kayak can distort itself with its own weight. You’ll need to make sure that your kayak’s weight is always distributed evenly by supporting it at many points along the hull. The best way to do this is with cradles or nylon strips that can conform to the curvature of the hull. [Read more]

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