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Tour/Rec Kayaking > Trip Planning

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Winter Paddling at its Warmest

Team NRS kayaker Devon Barker-Hicks gives gear recommendations for staying warm while paddling in icy waters.

Trip Planning, Skills & Tips, Safety

USGS WaterAlert Service

Service gives email or text message alerts on river flows.

Trip Planning

River & Rapid Difficulty Ratings

Describing the Class I-VI and Class 1-10 Ratings

Trip Planning, Safety

Preparing for Cold-Season Boating

How to outfit yourself for cold water boating protection.

Trip Planning, Safety

Outfitting Your Touring Kayak

Outfit your touring kayak with the proper gear.

Trip Planning

Multiday Sea Kayaking

Trip Planning

Multiday Kayaking Trips

Tips for multiday kayak trips.

Trip Planning

Kids and Nature

Outdoors education for the young people in your life.

Trip Planning

Kayak Camping

How to pack you kayak with camping in mind.

Trip Planning

Kayak and Canoe Car Top Basics

The safe way to carry kayaks and canoes on top of your vehicle.

Trip Planning

Gear Checklists

A collection of downloadable checklists for camping, rafting, kayaking, and more to help you organize your trip.

Trip Planning

Gear Checklist Sea Kayaking Gear

Download and customize this checklist of sea kayaking and kayak touring gear to make sure you get to the put-in with all the kit you need.

Trip Planning

Gear Checklist Sea Kayaking Apparel

What sea kayaking and kayak touring gear and apparel should you pack? Behold! A printable equipment and gear checklist. Download and customize now.

Trip Planning

Gear Checklist Fishing Gear

Download and customize this checklist of kayak fishing gear to make sure you get to the put-in with all the kit you need.

Trip Planning

Boating Safety for Infants & Small Children

Tips on safely taking your kids boating.

Trip Planning, Safety