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Nepali paddler prepares to share new lessons, reinvent kayak instruction in Nepal

It is boating season in Nepal, and as the Join Adventure’s team reunites leader Dipesh Gurung is excited to share a newly learned way of teaching with his fellow Nepali boaters and trip participants . Gurung, Join Adventure’s co-founder and trip leader, has returned from two months at the New Zealand Kayak School where he […]

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Eken H9 – a good cheap action camera

We all love action cameras – they allow us to show our friends our epic line (or epic beater) on the river. However, gopro’s etc are very expensive. If you lose or damage one on the river, it really hurts. In my opinion, they are worth it for how good their image quality is, but […]

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Gear Kayaking

Labor Day with the Paddle Crackers. by Michael Potter 

Last year I had the opportunity to take Nick Bonner on his ‘Personal First Descent’ of the Nolichucky Gorge. At the first drop of Quarter Mile I tried a new line, in a new boat, and got a butt kicking Wallace for all of my valiant effort. I ended up with the initial swim, plus […]

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Gear Kayaking Rafting Rivers

Is the color of your helmet important?

This is a guest post from Mark Hirst of http://www.lapinkoskikoulu.com/ a leading provider of rescue 3 courses.  We were a group of kayakers ( all raft guides too ) Taking a day off and Paddling the famous Godafoss waterfall in Iceland. For those who dont know Godafoss it is a horse shoe shaped waterfall with multiple lines. […]

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Adventures in Storing Your Kayak Gear By Greg Hansen

Storing Your Kayaks If you are like my wife and me and accumulate kayaks, running out of space to store them can be a problem. When we already had six kayaks my wife declared that she was going to buy a Jackson Karma Traverse. I replied that we didn’t have enough room in the garage […]

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How to shoot paddling with a DSLR

We bring your the next instalment in the series by DBP executive editor Tom Clare about how to take your whitewater edits to the next level. This time, it is covering DSLR’s and similar cameras. Check out the section on how to get the best from your gopro if you haven’t already done so, and […]

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Are you carrying the correct emergency equipment?

We bring you a guest post from Mark Hirst of http://www.lapinkoskikoulu.com/, a Rescue 3 and IRF instructor. Stay safe out there! As we now find ourselves at the beginning of a Northern hemisphere season, a quick glance at various social media outlets are awash with various stories of epic high water runs and carnage. Most of […]

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How to get the best from your action camera

Everyone loves action cameras and getting sweet POV footage. In today’s DBP Magazine article Editor Tom Clare shares some tips for getting the best out of your action camera, whether it is a gopro, Sony, Garmin, tomtom or one of many others, hopefully these tips will help you! Comment any tips of your own that […]

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Gear Rafting

HIGH WATER SAFETY ~ Guidelines for Rafting Swollen Rivers. by William McGinnis 

Big winters create big runoff. Whitewater rafters are looking at epically high water! Because increased flows dramatically change rivers and require a redoubling of our ongoing efforts to keep our trips safe, I thought I would share some thoughts about high-water safety: –High-Water Rigging and Gear: Consider rigging a flip line across the bottom of […]

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Gear Kayaking Lifestyle Rafting Rivers

CANOECOPIA 2017 ~ Featuring Guests Lonnie Bedwell and Jim Coffey.

March in the Upper Midwest means Old Man Winter is due to depart, taking with him the ice and leaving his snow to melt into the ever increasing flow of our little known but much loved whitewater rivers. It’s also when the Wisconsin and Illinois boating community looks forward to Rutabaga Paddlesports’ annual Canoecopia, billed […]