Blog; Thoughts, news & tips

/storage/Armadillo merino wool base layer
28th November 2019 / Equipment & Clothing

Armadillo Base Layer, Review II

Armadillo 100% Merino Wool Long Johnnies review. How have they held up after hiking & sea kayaking?

/storage/Dorset kayaking & wild camping weekend trip.
12th November 2019 / Environment

Dorset Kayak & Wild Camping Removed

A short explaination of why our Dorset Kayak & Wild Camp adventures are temporarily ‘on hold’ (No its not because of COVID!)

/storage/A clean beach after our community clear up.
2nd November 2019 / News

BEACH CLEANING KAYAKERS’ JOIN FORCES WITH LOCAL USAF COMMUNITY

Press Release: How & why NOMAD Sea Kayaking & a local USAF base have joined forces.

/storage/Cleaning our beaches jetsam on the beach
30th September 2019 / Environment

Beach Cleaning - Kayakers Call To Arms

We have been ’Beach Cleaning’ on all of our events since before it was cool! This press release launches the first of our Big Beach Clean events.

/storage/Sea Guide tow system used on kayaks
18th August 2019 / Video Blog

Sea Guide Towline

Showing one of the essential items of safety equipment we use & train with. Designed & built in the UK.

/storage/The Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail
10th July 2019 / Video Blog

Altra Timps Trail Runners - Review from the Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail

Review of Altra Trail Runners for hiking. Filmed in California at the iconic PCT southern terminus

/storage/Sestrals Quilt made by As Tucas
23rd May 2019 / Video Blog

AS Tucas Millaris Bivy and Sestrals Quilt

Review of this ultralight sleeping system for wild camping. Tent & sleeping bags are not the only option!

/storage/Stretches for kayakers
4th May 2019 / Video Blog

Stretches for Kayakers - Improve your Flexibility

A quick video showing easy stretches, suitable for doing at home, suggested for kayakers. No offence was taken during the filming of this video!

/storage/Outdoor Research waterproof windproof Schuck Mitts
30th April 2019 / Equipment & Clothing

Outdoor Research Shuck Mitts for Hiking

Review of mitts as part of a layering system for hiking.

/storage/Clothing layers for kayakers canoeists sea kayakers.
4th February 2019 / Video Blog

Clothing for Beginner Kayakers - Layering.

Layering for new kayakers; how to stay warm without spending a fortune!

/storage/A paddle your most important piece of equipment
28th January 2019 / Video Blog

Paddles for Beginner Kayakers

How do you choose which paddle is right for you as a beginner paddler? Here we try to help answer that question.

/storage/Fjallraven Classic 2018 Hiking trek
22nd January 2019 / Video Blog

The Fjallraven Classic 2018

A video diary of 110 km of hiking & wild camping, north of the Arctic Circle, in Swedish Lapland.

/storage/Using hiking poles in the mountains
21st January 2019 / Video Blog

Hiking Poles and how To Use Them

A step to step guide for the correct use of hiking poles for propulsion & stability instead of just carrying them!

/storage/Armadillo merino wool base layer
17th December 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

Armadillo Base Layer Review I

Armadillo 100% merino wool baselayers; pros and cons for sea kayakers & long distance hikers.

/storage/Fjallraven High Coast Wind Anorak
20th November 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

Review IV - Fjallraven High Coast Wind Anorak

Review of this light, packable anorak as part of a layering system for hiking, cycling and paddling.

/storage/Keb fleece mid layer fleece
17th October 2018 / Video Blog

Review III - Fjallraven Keb (Trekking) Fleece

Review of this warm & versatile fleece jacket from Fjallraven 

/storage/Our insects are under huge threat with losses of 75% plus
16th October 2018 / Environment

Alarming Study Shows Massive Insect Loss

Insects; Where have they gone & why does it matter? Here we start to answer both of these important questions.

/storage/Diagram showing the life cycle of a Stag beetle
10th October 2018 / Environment

NSK Natural History - Entomology and Our Contribution.

Why do sea kayakers have a Natural History Channel? Let’s tell you!

/storage/Clearing a used wood fire safely
2nd October 2018 / Environment

NSK Natural History Channel - Clearing an Open Fire

Do you know how to clear a fire area up after wild camping? The ‘leave no trace‘ principle isn’t about keeping things tidy as much as ensuring the environment is pristine for nature.   

/storage/Two birds natural history
26th September 2018 / Environment

NSK Natural History Channel - Introduction

Interesting, thought provoking & inspiring. 

/storage/Fjallraven Keb Trekking Pants
24th September 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

Review II - Fjallraven Keb (Trekking) Pant

Fjallraven trekking ’pant’; trousers for the great outdoors. Our review.

/storage/Keb working hard on the Fjallraven Classic 2018 hiking trek
19th September 2018 / Equipment & Clothing

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.

/storage/Turtle Dove with tail feathers spread
19th September 2018 / News

DoveStep Expedition - Podcast Episode 3

Our Podcast interview with Dove Step. A great catch up with Jonny Rankin chatting about training for Sea Kayaking with us for his expedition and the great work that Dove Step do. Listen in to our chat. Grab a cuppa ...

/storage/Group with kayaks posing NSK YouTube Channel
18th September 2018 / General

NSK YouTube Channel

A short unscripted video introducing our YouTube channel