The thing about building your own stuff is that it's incredibly satisfying. There's just something about taking the time and dedication to construct something beautiful out of virtually nothing but the necessities. Another reason we build things is because it's cheaper. We've ...more
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We caught up with Doctor David Lorczak to discuss the benefits of proper outfitting and posture to promote a long and healthy kayaking career. In Dr. Lorczak’s opinion the advancements in the Bad-Ass outfitting allows the kayaker to maintain better posture while allowing sligh ...more
Video: . This video will show you how to secure your kayak to a J bar roof rack carrier. We see people attach kayaks all the time the wrong way using these systems only to loose the kayak off the side of the vehicle. This video will show you what to do, what to look for, and ...more
Shane Benedict explains key techniques to an effective boof. Everybody wants to know how to boof. The boof is, without a doubt, the most essential weapon in your creeking arsenal. There are several key points to making this move effective; approach, stroke, and body placement ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to throw a cast net while sitting down. Take your index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and pinky in order to throw. This counts for about a third of the lid. Take the other end with your weaker hand. Once this is done, you just sim ...more
California Family Fitness offers advice on good exercises to try before kayaking. The most important thing is to take your lower body out of the equation.
Land-based training exercise for kayak rolling using a Swiss exercise ball.
A sea kayak self-rescue video from Water Walker Sea Kayak, LLC
This sea kayak self-rescue video from Water Walker Sea Kayak, LLC shows you how to do an eskimo roll.
In this how to video, you will learn how to load a kayak on a vehicle. Doing this properly will mean both the kayak and vehicle are safe. A simple upright system is fine for your kayak. You want to look for J and V bars with padding to transport your kayak. To lift the kayak o ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to use an anchor trolley on your kayak. First off, the critical part with kayak fishing is being able to present your bait to the fish. This system anchors you in order to position yourself in any way to do just that. If you are fishing ...more
Kayaking is a great way to stay in shape and engage with the outdoors. This video tutorial demonstrates proper kayaking methods and offers a few helpful tips. When paddling a kayak, keep your strokes close to the side of the vessel. Make sure to use your legs to balance the ka ...more
See how to properly use edging paddling in a hard chine skin-on-frame kayak.
Learn the basics of kayaking, about different types of kayaks, and kayaking safety measures in this free online video series. Part 1 of 13 - How to Kayak for beginners. Kayak for beginners - Part 2 of 13. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Kayak for beginne ...more
Learn kayaking and canoeing basics and maneuvering techniques such as how to paddle and steer in this free boating video series on kayaking and canoeing for beginners. Part 1 of 21 - How to Kayak & canoe for beginners. Kayak & canoe for beginners - Part 2 of 21. Click through ...more
First of all you have to understand that if you don't have a rudder in you kayak, still you need not worry. The rudder is far from being any essential piece of the kayak. However if you still decide to want one then you can add one later. Rudder is placed on the side of the ka ...more
Mr. Shane Benedict describes the delicate balances necessary to hit that perfect boof every danged time. We are continuing from previous posts on boofing technique, adding the basic straight boof and the stylin’ fader boof. With the addition of these two, your boofing arsenal ...more
Shane goes into detail on a specific type of boof in which the paddler comes across the drop with angle and boofs into an eddy. This post continues where Shane left off, going into more detail on the boof. Today we will cover boofing into an eddy. It’s a pretty basic skill, b ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to troll large live bait in your kayak. Use a circle hook and attach it to your rod with a small loop knot. This will allow the live bait to have a natural presentation. This means you must troll slowly. You must have slight tension on ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to put on a spray skirt while kayaking. This is important if you want something to wear while you kayak. A dry top has a latex neck and wrist. A semi-dry top has a neoprene neck and wrists. For both of these, a feature called a double t ...more
This sea kayak self-rescue video from Water Walker Sea Kayak shows you how to re-enter and roll.
Sea kayaking can be a very dangerous sport that not everyone is made for. Learn many great details on this sport and how to be safe while doing it. Part 1 of 30 - How to Sea kayak. Sea kayak - Part 2 of 30. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Sea kayak - Par ...more
In this video series, watch as expert kayaker James Sullivan teaches beginning kayaking tricks while playing in holes and waves. Learn how to find a good hole and identify a bad one, how to enter a hole from above and the side, how to move forward and backwards in a hole, how ...more
Check out this video to learn how-to use the kayak ergo to improve your enjoyment of the water (no, just kidding, there is no water--this is exercise equipment but it can be used to improve your kayaking skills). Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the Kayak Ergo. Part 2 of 2 - How to U ...more
Matt Preye teaches you how to make a proper Eskimo roll. An Eskimo roll is the ability to correct a kayak that is upside down. Follow these steps to do it properly: Before you roll over, bring your paddle parallel to your boat. When the boat is upside down you turn your paddle ...more
Janet Cowie shows us how to do the basic whitewater kayaking moves. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do basic whitewater kayaking. Do basic whitewater kayaking - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do basic whitewater kayaking - Part 3 of 15. Click throug ...more
Ray Temeyer introduces beginners to the canoe and kayak. The canoe has been used for thousands of years to explore and trade upon waterways and seas. Though motor boats have, for the most part, replaced the canoe for commercial trade canoes and kayaks are very popular as recre ...more
In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to mount a fish finder on your kayak. There are many ways of doing this. All the methods work. It‚Äôs just a matter of personal choice where you want to mount it. Some boats are designed for a through hole transducer ...more
Whitewaterinstruction.com presents a lesson on Paddle Awareness by Shane Benedict. Rocks aren’t always getting in the way of your kayak, occasionally they’ll do a number on your paddle as well. That’s why this post is devoted to paddle awareness. This particular skill may seem ...more
Whitewaterinstruction.com presents a lesson on dealing with rocks from Shane Benedict. Rarely is there a line on your favorite creek which doesn’t incorporate at least one ill placed rock. Dealing with rocks and not letting them affect your plan is an important skill to learn ...more
A kayak rescue video from Water Walker Sea Kayak, LLC
In this how-to video, you will learn how to tandem paddle a kayak. First, try it with someone you will be paddling with before purchasing one. The person in the back has to copy the person in the front. For example, if the person in the front is paddling on the right, the back ...more
Learn about water safety and river rescues with this free how to video on life jackets and throw bags with tips from an expert. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use kayak river rescue gear & techniques. Use kayak river rescue gear & techniques - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this ...more
In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to tie a "Uni-to-Uni" knot for kayak fishing. When fishing for Tuna, you don‚Äôt need a heavy leader. You need a 30 -40 lb test as a leader. Most spools come in 25 yard roll. Take half of the roll and use it as the l ...more
Learn how to exercise by doing the kayak twist. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: abs and obliques Secondary Muscle Group: biceps, lats, levator scapulae, serratus anterior, shoulders, traps - lower, traps - upper, triceps Base Movement: trunk rotation Equipment: bench, ...more
Sea kayaking scoop rescue is demonstrated in this video.
This how to video will show you how to do draw strokes for kayak angling. This is helpful if you are pulling up to or away from a dock. First, reach out from the hip. The more vertical the paddle is, the more lateral pull you will be able to exert. Now, paddle to the hip. Rele ...more
This video shows you how to use John Martin's Bow Roll Rescue Technique when kayaking.
How to set up your Advanced Elements inflatable kayak. Just blow it up or inflate it with the air pump and hose.
This video is a demonstration of post-kayaking exercises to help improve strength and muscle balance after kayaking.
This video will show you the right and proper safety gear for kayaking. Kayak safety gear is one of the most important aspect of kayaking. The most important kayak safety gear is the life jacket. It should be short torso so you can move freely and it does not rise up. Make sur ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to do kayak tricks. The first trick is called the cartwheel trick. This is where you throw the bow of your boat down, bringing the stern over your head and slicing it back into the water behind you. You can do cartwheels over and over and over. T ...more
No matter how you cut it, slides are tons of fun. There are all types of slides, and while some are big and scary, many are not. Regardless of whether you are having a blast on some mellow slides or trying to set a world speed record on something large there are a few techniqu ...more
Learn sea kayaking, paddling and safety skills from Peter Casson of Eastern Mountain Sports in this video.
Be it the ocean, a lake or a river, there is no better way to enjoy the water and nature than by kayaking. Like all outdoor activities, being prepared and knowing how to use your equipment will help insure you have a great time. Kayaking is both great fun and great exercise. ...more
Warnings THIS STUNT IS INCREDIBLY ENTERTAINING This idea came along while I was talking with my friends during school. During this stunt I will be sky diving in a kayak over the ocean or a body of water in a race with friends to see who can reach the water first and who can ...more
What would MacGyver do if he was stranded on a trash dump in the middle of the ocean? If he had the right supplies, chances are he'd come up with something very similar to this PVC and duct tape boat. C'mon, we all know MacGyver always has duct tape on him! A while back, Ben ...more
With gas prices soaring in the US and around the globe, the cost to drive to a vacation destination is becoming a much larger expense item in the overall travel budget. Although it's easy to see that gas prices have risen dramatically in the past several months, it's not nearl ...more
Welcome back, my greenhorn hackers! This tutorial will be the fourtenth in the Linux for hackers series and will focus on the MySQL database. Although this is not strictly a Linux tutorial, MySQL is the database of choice on most Linux distributions. In addition, it is the mo ...more
Identifying vulnerable devices and services on a target network can be difficult without leaving traces behind since hackers primarily attack the router first before doing any further investigating. However, there is a way to covertly decrypt and view someone's Wi-Fi activity ...more
There is more than one reason you would need to dry your shoes. Whether you're an athelete who frequently runs in the mud or goes kayaking or you live in New York where the winters literally freeze your face off, tossing your shoes in the dryer gets them clean and warm. We've ...more
Help Chuck Green kill some zombies like MacGyver would! This video series covers 43 of the weapon combinations you can use in Dead Rising 2. Check them all out! 1. Tenderizers (Box of Nails + MMA Gloves) 2. Knife Glove / Claws (Boxing Gloves + Bowie Knife) 3. Paddle Saw (Kaya ...more
Check out this instructional rowing video that demonstrates how to steer when rowing. Steering is a fundamental rowing skill. It is similar to rowing a canoe or a kayak. Learn facts and skills for competitive rowing in this rowing video. Take action and remember these tips: U ...more
A really cool new feature on Kayak. Flight map link
How to Make Snorkelbox A $12 underwater video camera housing How to make the Snorkelbox . A $12 in parts low cost easy to make underwater video camera housing for video cameras less than 6 inches long and 3 and 3/4 inches tall or wide. Can go to 12-15 feet deep. Simple finger ...more
Every year, 100-200 people in the US contract leptospirosis, but usually 50% of the cases occur in Hawaii where outdoor adventurers are exposed to Leptospira bacteria found in freshwater ponds, waterfalls, streams, and mud. That's why it's so alarming that two people in the Br ...more
There is never a dull moment when it comes to the internet. You can find practically anything you want, whenever you want it. To make that process even smoother and more direct, companies have created a bunch of apps designed to help you find what you're looking for, or enligh ...more
I hate flying for two reasons. Firstly, I'm afraid of heights and turbulence is absolutely hellish. Secondly, I hate overspending on airfare. Flying can be unnecessarily expensive, especially if you don't plan ahead or must deal with inclement weather. Nevertheless, the travel ...more
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means everyone will be scrambling over the next couple of weeks to find the cheapest options for flights to wherever home is. There are so many sites to buy them from that it can be hard to know where to start, so we've compiled some ...more