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Thule 835 Hull-a-Port Pro Kayak Car Rack

By on April 12, 2017

The upside of getting a new car is, well, getting a new car. The downside of getting a new car is the possibility that your old kayak roof rack may…

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Pyranha Fusion Crossover Kayak

By on March 27, 2017

Before making my third boat purchase at Canoecopia 2015, I knew I wanted a crossover because I needed a smaller boat for the variety of paddling we do -…

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Book: Canoeing & Kayaking South Central Wisconsin

By on December 4, 2016

Following in the footsteps of notable paddling guides and authors, Timothy Bauer, co-author of milespaddled.com, has added to the paddling landscape by highlighting less-traveled opportunities in the Southern Wisconsin…

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REI Flex Lite Chair

By on July 26, 2013
Finally, an affordably-priced, packable camp chair that keeps you off the ground and is lightweight and small enough to stow in a kayak hatch...
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ENO DoubleNest Hammock + ENO SlapStrap Pro

By on July 23, 2013
More of a luxury than a necessity, the ENO DoubleNest (or SingleNest) Hammock is a relaxing alternative to camp chairs and picnic tables and nothing will make you feel more like a hippie than swinging in a hammock in the Northwoods...
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DVD: River Trails of Northern Wisconsin

By on December 8, 2012
River Trails of Northern Wisconsin is the third dvd from Morrall River Films. Although it's a bit of departure in presentation from their first two videos, it provides an invaluable amount of great information and a broad view of seventeen rivers and one creek in 23 day paddles...
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Joby GorillaPod Hybrid

By on July 3, 2012
Joby makes a unique tripod they call the Gorillapod. It's essentially a tripod with flexible legs allowing you to wrap it around objects and secure it in unique places ensuring a different point-of-view...
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GoPro HD Hero2

By on June 29, 2012
There isn't a whole lot more to say about the GoPro HD Hero2 that hasn't already been said. Specific to what we do, (documenting rivers and creeks) it's the best camera we've used (a ridiculous improvement over the Flip, trusty as it was, which isn't even in the same category)...
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(Northern + Southern) Wisconsin All-Outdoors Atlas & Field Guide

By on June 26, 2012
Another must-have map to guide you through our great state is the Wisconsin All-Outdoors Atlas & Map...
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Teva Women’s Ewaso Sandal

By on June 21, 2012
Be sure to take advantage of the great promotion PlanetShoes and Teva have teamed up for which benefits the Waterkeeper Alliance, a cause near and dear to us.