Outdoor Activities

A look at kayaks, their special features and best ways of using them

A look at kayaks, their special features and best ways of using them

Kayaks come in two basic styles, sit-in and the sit on top kayak models. For sit-in kayaks, a paddler stays enclosed in a cockpit while sit-on-top kayaks resemble a surf board where the paddler can either sit or stand while paddling. Both the sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks have features that enhance paddlers comfort throughout... read more »

 

Comparing the sit in kayak and the sit on top kayak

Comparing the sit in kayak and the sit on top kayak

There are two main kayak design types in the market today. These are the sit on top kayaks and the sit in kayaks. The sit in kayak is the original design of kayaks. The Inuit people who occupied, and still occupy, the arctic regions are the inventors of the kayak. The first kayak that they made was a sit in kayak. The kayak,... read more »

 

A review of hard shell kayaks and their applications

A review of hard shell kayaks and their applications

There are two main categories of kayaks depending on the type of material used in the construction of the kayak. These are the inflatable kayaks and the hard shell kayaks. The original kayak was a hard shell kayak. This is despite the fact that the material used to make the kayak was not as hard and rigid as some of the... read more »

 

Spending quality time with family on an outdoors kayaking escapade

Spending quality time with family on an outdoors kayaking escapade

Time spent with the family is very important. When family members are together they are able to share experiences, problems, and fun activities. It is an excellent time for bonding where family members can get to know each other better. It is during these times that individuals can be assisted in areas where they are facing... read more »

 

Understanding the different types of kayak paddles and their use

Understanding the different types of kayak paddles and their use

There are different types of kayaks available in the market today. These kayaks come in two basic designs, sit in kayaks and a sit on top kayaks. Sit in kayaks have a cock pit where the paddler sits and paddles from. Sit on top kayaks assume the design of a surf board. Unlike the sit inside kayaks, sit on top kayaks have... read more »

 

Guidelines for protecting children and keeping them healthy while kayaking

Guidelines for protecting children and keeping them healthy while kayaking

Most of people across the world participate in various outdoor activities as a way of recreation and body rejuvenation. Among the many outdoor activities, recreational kayaking has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years due to its numerous benefits. Adults, who love kayaking, can also introduce their children... read more »

 

Discovering the bonding magic of the tandem kayak

Discovering the bonding magic of the tandem kayak

A few weeks ago the company I work for organized a bonding trip for us in a nearby recreational facility. The facility is famous within the region especially in hosting corporate events. I had been to the facility several times before, mostly in a group of delegates from our company, in one cross-company function or another. This... read more »

 

Psychological stress and achieving mental therapy through kayaking

Psychological stress and achieving mental therapy through kayaking

Mental health is very important for the healthy optimal life of an individual. Psychological stresses are a major cause of many people not being able to achieve their full potential with some breaking down and some ending up with burnout. One of the major reasons of mental breakdown is individuals engaging in activities... read more »

 

My job has made me fat and I plan to go back to serious kayaking to manage my weight

My job has made me fat and I plan to go back to serious kayaking to manage my weight

I have a weight problem that I have now had for more than three years. My problem seems to have started after I started working. Before I got employed, and started spending most of my time in the office, I never had a problem with my weight and I actually thought that I could never gain excessive weight. I even despised... read more »

 

Simple easy to follow shopping guidelines for kayaking beginners

Simple easy to follow shopping guidelines for kayaking beginners

With more and more people getting their own kayaks, it is important for people to be educated on the things to look out for when shopping for a kayak. It is important that when purchasing a kayak one does not simply look for the cheapest kayak on sale but instead looks at what they want to use the kayak for and consequently... read more »

 

Top angler tips and tricks for catching bass

Top angler tips and tricks for catching bass

Traditionally, people used to fish so as to get food. Fish is an important source of protein and constitutes a major diet especially to communities who live near water bodies such as lakes, sea and oceans. These people use various techniques to catch fish in shore and offshore. There have been advancements in technology... read more »

 

Fishing for sport and recreation, a look at angling using fishing kayaks

Fishing for sport and recreation, a look at angling using fishing kayaks

Fishing is a prominent activity among mankind around the world. Fishing is originally an activity that is used as an avenue for getting food. In prehistoric times, communities that lived around water bodies inhabited by fish discovered the great attributes of fish as food. With time they were able to come up with various... read more »