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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Power Practical PowerPot V Review

Overview: “The PowerPot is a lightweight thermoelectric generator that converts heat into DC electrical power. Simply add water to the pot and place it on a heat source appropriate for boiling water.  The PowerPot will immediately start powering up your mobile electronics.” – Power Practical The Deets: Packed Size: 4.5”x5.5” or 4.5”x8” (with lid) Weight: 12.1oz or … Continue reading »

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Tips for the kayak pre-season

It’s that time of the year again, and most of us (especially those who weathered the New England climate this winter) are happy to finally see the first signs of spring. Warm weather and more hours of sunlight only means it’s time to break out the paddling gear and kayak for the season. Here are … Continue reading »

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Introducing the 2013 Duct Tape Kayak!

The KayakDave.com Duct Tape Kayak team unveiled their new duct tape kayak at the 31st annual Run of the Charles canoe and kayak race this past weekend. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and the perfect opportunity to showcase our new and improved duct tape kayak and spread the word about the important work of … Continue reading »

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The Duct Tape Kayak Project is Boston Strong!

It took me a little while to process the horrible episode that descended upon my surrogate hometown on Marathon Monday and the week thereafter. I’ve lived in the Boston Area for the better part of my past 10 years and I never could have imagined that something like this would happen there. Words fall short … Continue reading »

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Kayak Dave’s Top 10 National Parks for Sea Kayaking

For those of you who, like me, didn’t already get the memo: This week is… All of America’s amazing natural treasures are on display with tons of special events, giveaways, and free admission! I was lucky enough to have spent this past weekend exploring the Province Lands at the Cape Cod National Seashore. As I … Continue reading »

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Photo of the Week: “Alligator Ahoy!”

Our very own Captain Hank had quite the kayaking adventure down in Florida this Spring with his Cincy Paddlers Club. The trip page is full of pictures of the fearless paddler tearing up the surf at Ponch Inlet in his P&H Delphin, exploring the waters of Ocala National Forest, and otherwise enjoying the merriments of … Continue reading »

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Tips and Tricks for Staying Warm in your Sleeping Bag

I’ll always remember my first winter camping trip to Black Pond in the White Mountains of New Hampshire as an enlightening experience! The hike in to Black Pond is only about 3 miles but the snow and ice made it a 1.5 hour trip; a little too long to retreat back to the car alone … Continue reading »

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Duct Tape Kayak 2013 – Build Day 5

Duck Brand Tape came through just in the nick of time for us to get started with the most exciting part of the build…you guessed it…TAPING! This stage of the project always takes more time than anticipated and the work described in the updates for Build Days 5 & 6 actually took place over a … Continue reading »

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EVENT: 2013 New England Paddlesports Show

The 2013 annual New England Paddlesport show hits New Hampshire this weekend, bringing dozens of national exhibitors from Aqua-Bound to Yakima (sorry, no vendor that started with ‘Z’). Gear up and head to the UNH Field house in Durham, NH to meet some of the nation’s leading experts in canoeing, kayaking, and SUPing. In addition, … Continue reading »

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Sierra Designs Zissou 12 Sleeping Bag Review

Overview: “Designed to excel in a variety of overnight situations, the award-winning Zissou 12ºF will keep you warm and cozy wherever you camp.” – Sierra Designs               The Deets: Shape: Mummy Shell Material: 30D Micro-Ripstop Polyester Fill Material: 700-fill Dri-Down Insulation EN Temperature Rating: 24F (Comfort), 12F (Limit) Sizes: … Continue reading »

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