Tips On Fishing From A Kayak

Mankind has always found a way to “wet a line.” Fishing is possible from any kayak although narrower, sleeker boats and most surf skis are just too nimble for any serious attempts. You have to feel at one with your kayak as you cast, retrieve, release, or keep fish. Here are some tips that should help make your next kayak fishing excursion a good one.

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Camping 101: Making Campsite Reservations Is Easy

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stretch out with a big U.S. map and plot out all the places you intend to camp this year? Even better, wouldn’t it be nice to reserve a campsite in each of those locations from the comfort of your home? Well, you can, of course! Here are some tips on how to reserve your campsite on the Web.

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Early Spring Paddling Tips

An early spring paddle is one of many remedies we northerners have come to rely upon for finally curing a prolonged case of cabin fever. Yet as eager as one might be to get out on the water, there are usually a few concerns one needs to be aware of during these premature days of open-water paddling.

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Camping 101: Using Snow For Drinking Water

Here are a few pointers from my crusty notebook of survival tips and tricks. They involve using snow as a source of drinking water in the winter — particularly when you are so thirsty you are grabbing mouthfuls of snow and letting it melt in your mouth.

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Camping 101: Making Emergency Snow Shelters

Having an idea of how to make a serviceable snow shelter could save your bacon some rare day. There basically are four snow shelter structures, and they afford you a bit of protection from the wind and other elements. Here’s more information on each of them, and how to make or best use them.

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Camping 101: The Versatile Rain Coat

Frequent readers of this column know that I am a firm believer and
practitioner of multiple uses for camping gear. I would like to discuss the virtues and versatility of a camp raincoat. I offer these umpteen uses and feel confident that some of you will come up with even a few more.

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Camping 101: Tips For Building A Snow Shelter

For some of you, the chances of ever having to build a shelter in snow country is about as remote as having to spike camp on the moon. Still for others, there may be a situation when you are forced to get out of the cold overnight and have no shelter in which to ward off the cold and wind. A shelter in the snow in this case could save your life! Here are some tips on building a snow shelter.

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