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Author Archives: Alex Russo

NRS Vigilante Cable Lock – 6 month review

The Deets What is it?: 10′ Combination Cable Lock From Don’t let your outdoor gear get jacked. Get the NRS Vigilante Cable Lock instead. The coated steel cable slips easily through odd-shaped spaces so you can lock up kayaks, bikes and other gear. We coated the 10′ x 1/8″ diameter strong steel cable with … Continue reading »

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Astral Brewer Water Shoe Review – 2014 UPDATE

“Technical performance and classic style are blended perfectly to bring you the shoe whitewater kayakers have been waiting for.” -Astral Buoyancy The Deets: Lightweight, Minimalist Construction Durable Cordura® Upper Breathable Airmesh vamp & tongue Balanced Geometry Midsole (zero drop) Drainage at front sidewall and Silt Dump at heel G.14™ outsole Step-Down Heel Alternate lace color provided … Continue reading »

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Two Kayakers Encounter Pod of Right Whales (VIDEO)

Check out this amazing video of two kayakers who approach a pod of Right whales off the coast of Argentina. This incredible experience is all caught on film from a point of view perspective. From [personal experience, I would never advise getting “up and close” with any species of whale in their natural environment. If … Continue reading »

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Capsurz – Cap Saver Product Review

Kayakers know that one of the biggest and most frustrating challenges of wearing a baseball cap or hat on the water is the risk of losing it. High winds and the fact that you’re constantly surrounded by water makes wearing a cap a losing compromise. Last winter I had to opportunity to connect with Mari … Continue reading »

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Bajau Laut Girl Bails Out Canoe with Feet – Amazing!

Check out this awesome video of a little girl in Malaysia who bails out a canoe with just her feet, leg strength, and whole lot of balance. This is awesome!  

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Dagger Tybee S Review

The Deets: Material: Fiberglass Composite Class: Light Touring/Transitional Length: 14’10” Width: 23” Weight: 43lbs Hatches/Bulkheads: Bow and Stern Hatch Volume (bow/stern): 25/92 liters Deck Height: 11.75” Max. Capacity: 255lbs Cockpit: 31.5” x 16.5” Rudder/Skeg: Rudder MSRP: *Discontinued in August 2002*   The Review: Note: This review is focusing on the Dagger Tybee “S” which is … Continue reading »

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Don’t Miss the “Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse – April 15, 2014

Whether you are a night owl or an early riser, or just one who loves to catch a glimpse of astronomical rarities, be sure to catch an amazing spectical in the early hours of April 15th 2014. This will be the first of four “blood moons” which will grace the night skies on April 15, … Continue reading »

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April Fools Day: Broken Kayak Prank

In the mood for a good laugh this April Fools day? Check out this hilarious “hidden camera” broken kayak prank played on unsuspecting kayak renters. Can you say, Smile…?! Happy April Fools Day, The Kayak Guys

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Standard Horizon HX751 VHF Radio Review

  Deets: Brand: Standard Horizon Model: HX751 Radio Type: VHF Floating Marine Transceiver Weight: 10.8 oz Case size: 2.44” x 5.57” x 1.61” Ham & Noise Radio: 40 dB typical AF Output: 700 mW @ 16 Ω for 10% THD (@7.4 V) Transmit Power: 6-Watt two way Features: Floating, Submersible, 1.7” display, Thermometer Sensor, NOAA … Continue reading »

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TRUE or FALSE: Eating snow in a survival situation can save your life.

In a life-threatening survival situation the body requires basic physiological needs in order to stay alive. Proper hydration, calories, sleep, and an adequate core body temperature are all necessary functions that need to be met for sustained survival. Winter conditions can make survival situations even more challenging; from crippling cold to a scarcity of food. … Continue reading »

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