Blog; Thoughts, news & tips
Winter Shakedown of sea kayaks & equipment ready for the 2023 paddling season. Get to it!
Using a Compass - Navigation
Today we're covering the use of map and compass in the context of land-based navigation such as day hikes or multi-day extended trekking trips. These skills are used in sea kayaking to a lesser degree due to handrailing.
Having trouble storing your kayak? Here are FOUR simple ways to store your baby safely.
THIS GIRL CAN!
Ladies, if you're considering Sea Kayaking but put off by the thought of carrying a large sea kayak on your car, don't be. If THIS GIRL CAN, so can you!
Armadillo Base Layer, Review II
Armadillo 100% Merino Wool Long Johnnies review. How have they held up after hiking & sea kayaking?
Outdoor Research Shuck Mitts for Hiking
Review of mitts as part of a layering system for hiking.
Armadillo Base Layer Review I
Armadillo 100% merino wool baselayers; pros and cons for sea kayakers & long distance hikers.
Review IV - Fjallraven High Coast Wind Anorak
Review of this light, packable anorak as part of a layering system for hiking, cycling and paddling.
Review II - Fjallraven Keb (Trekking) Pant
Fjallraven trekking ’pant’; trousers for the great outdoors. Our review.
Review 1 - Fjallraven Keb (Trekking) Jacket
A review of the Fjallraven Keb Jacket. Tested in the Swedish wilderness. The first in our Fjallraven review series.
Illumination & Your Night Vision
Illumination (or not!) & the importance of its effect on your night vision; one of our ten essentials of enjoying the great outdoors.
Sun Protection and Layering
Two of our ten essentials to think about when in the outdoors.
Staying Warm in the Wet of Winter?
What you can do to stay warm in the winter.
Navigation; Using Map & Compass
Navigation tips & hints.