As video cameras become more compact and affordable, it seems that every paddler fancies himself a filmmaker. And thanks to modern computer technology, many of these Spielberg wannabes are turning out videos that look like the real thing. Paddling filmmaker Ammen Jordan Drops Knowledge to help you shoot like a pro.
Expeditions are dangerous and peril is part of the game—whether you’re on a whitewater run or sea kayak crossing. It’s the latter that has Paddling Life following the phenomenal exploits of Trans-Tasman kayaker Andrew McAuley. Reports surfaced today (Feb. 9) from Australia that there’s a possibility he has gone missing.
Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Backpackers know their "Ten Essentials” list by heart...but what about paddlers’ essentials (like duct tape)? To find out, PL's Mike McCrea solicited responses from message boards to compile our Paddling Gear Survey. Bottom line? Get a bigger boat...
Look for the much-awaited release this spring of former Paddler editor-in-chief Eugene Buchanan's Brothers on the Bashkaus by Fulcrum Publishing. His account of winning W.L. Gore & Associates first-ever river-oriented Shipton/Tilman grant to run Siberia's notorious Bashkaus River on rafts made from Cold War leftovers is for the explorer in everyone. Click here for special excerpt (visit www.fulcrumbooks.com for retail info or to buy online)
It’s a good time to be a paddle (or pedal!)-powered angler. Long gone are the days when a cutting-edge fishing machine sported a milk crate in the back. A look at the Malibu Mini X, Hobie Mirage Revolution, Ocean Kayak Prowler Big Game, Cobra Tandem +1, and Perception Search 13 & 15.