Importance of a Handheld GPS Carrying Case

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A handheld GPS is convenient because it can be brought with you anywhere. It is ideal for any outdoor enthusiast and can even be used in the car, on a bicycle, in a boat or trekking through the mountains. The one problem with a handheld GPS is that because it is normally being carried everywhere you go, especially on outdoor adventures, it has the possibility of … [Read more...]

SealLine Baja Dry Bags Review

SealLine Baja dry bags

If you love to kayak or plan on doing any kayaking, canoeing, rafting or boating then you will need at least one dry bag. A dry bag will keep your important essentials dry such as your keys, your wallet, your food, your sunscreen, and all your gear. My absolute favourite dry bags are the SeaLine Baja Dry Bags. These are the ones to get if you … [Read more...]

Canoe and Kayak Differences

Recreational-Kayakers

I know several people who have decided that they want to get out and enjoy the water but aren’t sure if they should use a canoe or a kayak. Both of these are very popular types of boats and can be extremely useful for families, camping, fishing and for general outdoor fun. There are a few key differences between a canoe and a kayak that make each quite unique … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right GPS Receiver

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There are many different GPS units for a large variety of uses. Which GPS receiver will be right for you will depend on your needs. Steps to Choosing the Right GPS Device Where and When - Determine where and when you will use the GPS receiver. There are GPS units designed for a variety of different uses and activities. Determine where and when you will use your … [Read more...]

Important Kayaking Accessories

Water-Gear

If you are into kayaking or are thinking about trying some paddling trips there are a few key kayaking accessories that will make your trip not only safe but enjoyable as well. Although there is lots of gear that is optional, the below list is necessary for almost any kayak trip. Accessories That Every Kayaker Should Own PFD – Wearing a lifejacket can be … [Read more...]

Top Handheld GPS Benefits

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GPS units of all kinds have become extremely popular in the last several years. No longer do we need to stop and ask for directions or have any idea at all where we are going for that matter. Whether you are driving, hiking, cycling, boating, kayaking or geocashing there is a GPS device that will suit your needs. A very popular type of unit is a handheld GPS … [Read more...]

Garmin GPSMAP 76 Waterproof Handheld GPS Review

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My friend Matt was interested in buying a waterproof handheld GPS for kayaking and asked my opinion on which one to get… assuming I would know as I am an avid kayaker. However the extent of my knowledge on GPS units was that I knew Garmin was the name to look for. The only reason I knew that was because last year I purchased a heart rate monitor for running and … [Read more...]

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak Review

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame

I have been kayaking for the last two decades and for the last five years I have been using an inflatable kayak. However the inflatable kayak that I own now is a tandem kayak and I wanted a solo inflatable kayak that I could paddle myself and use for traveling, camping and in general just outdoor fun. I knew from past research that there were quite a few great … [Read more...]