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Basic Gear for Kayak Fishing Safety

NRS ambassador Isaac Miller discusses the equipment and apparel that can improve our level of comfort and kayak fishing safety.

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Cold-Water Layering

Layers allow you to add and remove pieces to match changing conditions, and help your body maintain a safe, comfortable temperature. These layers fall generally into three categories: base layers, insulating layers and outer layers.

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How to Choose a Touring Paddle

Selecting the perfect sea kayaking or kayak touring paddle is probably the most important decision you will make as a boater. That's because the paddle is your tool to transfer energy to the water.

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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket

In this video, we go over the types of life jackets most commonly worn by boaters and help you choose the right life jacket so you'll be comfortable wearing it the entire time you're on the water.

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How to Choose the Right Life Jacket for Kayaking

The life jacket is your most important on-the-water safety tool. Choose one that fits well so it wont ride up and will be comfortable enough to always wear when you kayak.

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How to Dress for Kayaking

Kayaking instructor Ken Whiting shares how to dress for kayaking and covers the base layers, insulating layers and outerwear pieces you need to safely extend your paddling past the warm summer months.

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How to Extend Your Boating Season

Moving from summer boating to cold-weather adventures requires new knowledge and preparation. This article lays out the steps to take to extend your boating season.

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How to Fit an Adjustable Bungee Sprayskirt

This video gives tips on how fit an adjustable bungee sprayskirt for a snug fit, while still allowing the skirt to be removed safely in a wet exit.

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Infinity Flotation

The evolution of kayak and canoe float bags.

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NRS HydroLock Dry Bags

NRS has new waterproof dry bags.

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The Bill's Dry Bag

The story from Bill Parks, the name behind the bag.

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Werner Construction & Design

Find how Werner designs their amazing kayak paddles

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Whitewater & Touring Kayak Paddle Sizing Guides

Find the whitewater paddle that is the best fit for you.

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