NRS e-News Boating Tips
How to Choose Apparel for Safe Fall Canoeing - Tips and a video on extending your canoeing into the fall months.
How to Choose Apparel for Safe Fall Whitewater Kayaking - Tips and a video on extending your kayaking into the fall months.
How to Choose Apparel for Safe Fall Touring Kayaking - Choosing apparel for safe Fall touring kayaking.
How to Choose Apparel for Safe Fall Rafting - Tips and a video on extending your rafting into the fall.
Choosing the Perfect SUP Paddle - Tips for picking the best SUP paddle for you.
I'm a New Believer in Toaster Mitts! - Team NRS member Devon Barker becomes a convert.
Choosing the Perfect Kayak Paddle - Tips for making the best paddle choice.
Heat Loss and Your Head - Preventing heat loss from your head while boating.
Touring Kayak - Tips on outfitting a touring kayak.
Choosing Your First Raft or Cataraft - Things to consider when buying your first raft or cataraft.
Gear Know How
How to Inflate and Deflate Cataraft Tubes - Tips for inflating and deflating cat tubes and preventing damage to baffles.
How to Inflate Your Raft - Tips on proper raft inflation techniques.
How to Stretch a Latex Neck Gasket - Stretching a drytop or drysuit neck gasket that's too tight.
How to Maintain Your NRS Barrel Pump - Cleaning and lubricating the NRS Barrel Pump.
How to Tie the Figure 8 Knot - Demonstrating the tying of this versatile knot.
How to Tie a Tautline Hitch Knot - The Tautline Hitch - a great boater’s knot.
How to Remove a Knife from a Lash Tab - Tips for safely removing a knife sheath from a lash tab.
How to Seal an NRS Dry Bag - The simple steps to get a watertight dry bag seal.
How to Restuff a Rescue Throw Bag - The proper way to repack rope in your throw bag.
Special Edition Ninja PFD - NRS supports the USA Freestyle Kayaking Team.
Hey, What's the Weight Carrying Capacity of NRS Boats? - Discussion of the carrying capacity of rafts and cats.
K-Pump Valve Fit Adaptor - An inexpensive K-Pump adaptor.
Helmet Know How - Can I wear my bike helmet when boating?
Kayak and Canoe Car Top Basics - The safe way to carry kayaks and canoes on top of your vehicle.
The Sun Friend or Foe - Avoiding problems from the sun.
inflatable boat material - How to identify the type of material
in your inflatable boat.
your drywear descriptions, what do you mean when you say “semi-dry”?”
are the differences between a “touring” PFD and a “whitewater”
the difference between HydroSkin and neoprene wetsuits?”
is the temperature comfort range for this particular wetsuit, glove,
I send my inflatable boat to you for repair work?”
the heck is DWR and why should it concern me?"
Choosing a Frame - Choosing
a Frame for Your Raft or Cataraft.
Gear Care, Repair and Maintenance
How to Patch a Hypalon Boat - Video with step-by-step instructions for Hypalon repair.
Quick Guides to Boat Repair Adhesives
Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance - Tips for keeping your zipper in good condition and protecting it from damage.
How to Fix a Leaky Inflatable PR Valve - Tips on fixing a leaky PR valve on your raft or IK.
Dry Wear Latex Gasket Emergency Field Repair - Using Tear-Aid - Type A for latex gasket field repair.
How to Troubleshoot Boat Valve Leaks - Step-by-step video instructions for fixing a leaky boat valve.
How to Clean and Store Your Inflatable Boat - Step-by-step video instructions for cleaning and storing your inflatable.
Drysuit Wearing and Maintenance Tip - Video tips for putting on, taking off and maintaining your drysuit.
Drywear Gasket Repair - How to repair your own gaskets and make them last longer.
Valve Know How - Information on identification, maintenance and repair of inflatable boat valves.
That's the Rub - to prevent and repair rub spots in inflatable boats.
The Care and Feeding of Drywear Gaskets - How to take care of and repair your drywear gaskets.
NRS Repair/Care - Repair
and Care Instructions.
Gasket Repair Instructions - Instructions for replacing and caring for latex gaskets on your drytops
NRS Gasket and Pump Repair Department - We'll repair your latex drysuit drytop gaskets and raft pumps.
Care - Tips for maintaining gear you use in and around saltwater.
Gear Maintenance - Tips on taking care of and storing your boating gear.
Check Out Your Drywear - Check on the condition of your drywear before the season starts.
Drywear Care -
Care and cleaning of boating dry tops, drysuits, etc.
Preventing Shoulder Injuries –Some helpful tips on preventing boater shoulder injuries.
Fitting Molded Oar Sleeves
and Oar Rights - Preventing slipping of Molded Oar Sleeves and Oar Rights.
Rolling A Kayak - World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, gives pointers on learning to roll your kayak.
Extend Your Boating Season - Gear you need to boat outside the summer months.
Boating Injuries - Body conditioning, proper technique and equipment
Rescue Bag Techniques - Tips on using a rescue throwbag.
Getting Pumped - Tips for pumping inflatable boats.
Knots to Know - Common boater's knots.
Know the Flow - Understanding
Limber Up - Stretching
exercises for paddlers.
Women of the World Rejoice! - NRS is now carrying the Whiz Freedom Feminine Funnel.
Women Boaters Discussion Group - A group of women talks about issues for women boaters.
Boating with Kids
"Whitewater Kids!"–Tips on introducing young kids to the sport of kayaking.
Kids & Nature - Outdoors education for the young people in your life.
Kids on Boating Trips - Tips for making boating trips with kids
enjoyable for all.
Close to Home - Hints and links for finding outdoor fun closer to where you live.
Tips for Outdoor Fun - Ideas from NRS folks for outdoor fun and games.
Cans - The Game -
Rules for a fun camp game.
Multiday Trips & Camping
How Low Can You Go? - "Camp Cooking Without Coolers II" - A book by Lacey Anderson
Pre-trip Food Preparation - Doing some work before your trip speeds up meal preparation and cuts
down on the mess.
– Kayaks - Tips for multiday kayak trips.
– Raft and Cataraft - Tips for multiday raft
and cataraft trips.
Kayak Camping - How
to pack you kayak with camping in mind.
Multi-Day Tripping - Tips for multi-day raft trips.
Camping Tips -
Camping tips for boaters.
Kayaking and Rafting Boat Launch Map - A map to hundreds of boating launch sites.
Why Fish From a Kayak - Jerry White tells the reason he loves kayak fishing.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Whitewater SUP - Stand-up paddle boarding is the new whitewater thrill.
Its Up to Us to Stop the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species - Learn about invasive aquatic species and agency prevention efforts.
USGS WaterAlert Service - Service gives email or text message alerts on river flows.
A Paddler's Dictionary - A reprint from Canoe & Kayak Magazine on many boating terms.
12 Reasons to Start Paddling - A reprint from Canoe & Kayak Magazine on the many reasons for getting on the water.
Idaho Fee to Fight Invasive Species - Idaho law requires boaters to purchase sticker to help prevent spread of invasive plant and animal species.
Overcoming Fear - Suggestions for overcoming the fear produced by a scary swim.
Help Prevent the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species - How to prevent the spread of harmful organisms in our waterways.