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How to Safely Kayak with Your Dog

Kayak with dog

If you love being out on the water kayaking or canoeing and have a dog, it’s time to bring your two loves together. Paddling with your pup can be a fun bonding experience, especially for dogs who enjoy the water. Even if your dog doesn’t enjoy swimming, they may just enjoy being with you and taking in all the sights, sounds and smells of being out on the water.

If they do like to swim, then kayaking is not only a great workout for you, but also a great cross training workout that’s easy on the joints for them. Break up your walk routine and kayak with your dog.

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How to Social Distance on the Water While Kayaking

lone kayaker practicing social distancing on the waterA few weeks ago, social distancing was a new term for most of us. Now we are all well-rehearsed in the importance of it and are doing our best to still live our lives while keeping our distance from others. But keeping to ourselves doesn’t mean we have to give up everything we love. Most stay home or shelter in place rules don’t keep people from going outside and enjoying the outdoors. Most are encouraging it as a way to stay healthy during this stressful time, so long as you practice a few extra safety measures.

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Dos and Don’ts of Safe Spring Kayaking

kayakers practicing spring safetySpring is in the air, the ice is starting to melt and for many paddlers that means its time to get back in the water. But spring weather can be unpredictable, and you may be out of practice if it’s been a while since your last kayaking or canoeing trip. Heading out too early, ignoring the weather or paddling beyond your abilities, can be extremely dangerous. So before you pull your kayak or canoe out of storage and head out for the first time this year, let’s make sure we all stay safe out there and review some spring kayaking and canoeing safety tips.

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Accessories for Beginner Kayakers

kayaker with gear for kayakingWhen beginning a new sport or hobby figuring out exactly what equipment and accessories are needed can be difficult. There are tons of different kayaking accessories out there, some are very universal where others are specific to a certain type of kayaking. But as a beginner, it can be difficult to sort through all of them to determine which ones you really need, which ones would be nice to have, and which ones can wait until you have more experience. Here we are going to go over some typically non-essential kayaking equipment, but equipment that would be helpful to have, especially in the case of an emergency.

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Essential Equipment for Beginner Kayakers

kayaker with lifejacket & paddleStarting a new sport or hobby can be an exciting adventure, but also confusing a one if you are truly are a beginner. Many first-time kayakers wonder exactly what equipment and accessories they will need. Here we’ve put together a list of essential gear every kayaker should have.

Essential Kayaking Equipment

Before you hit the water, this is a list of must have kayaking accessories and gear to make sure you stay safe on your trip on the water.

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