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Werner Shuna Kayak Paddle

By on December 22, 2018

A paddle is one of the simpler things to choose amongst all the necessary paddling gear, but it does seem kind of overwhelming at the point-of-sale when looking at…

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Portage: A Family, a Canoe, and the Search for the Good Life

By on December 9, 2018

It’s late autumn in the Upper Midwest, which is to say still the beginning of the 5-months-long reign of cold, dark austerity that is November through March. Even the…

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Dagger Katana 9.7

By on December 2, 2018

Like a lot of crushes, my Katana happened by chance. And not unlike a certain kind of liaison, I wasn’t looking for another at the time. It just happened;…

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Presto MyJo Coffee Maker

By on November 10, 2018

I’ll admit, this may be an odd choice of gear to review, but then again, not really if you know me. (And really, this is no more odd than…

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By on October 19, 2018

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my pfd (personal floatation device) since the day I bought it. It was the same day I bought my first boat, a paddle,…