Jeff Jackson

Why You Should Always Wear A PFD

Zipping shut the debate on when it's appropriate to wear a PFD

Eddy Harris’ Mississippi Solo Paddling Trip

We discover there is always more to river trips than just the river trip.

Secrets To Staying Off The Paddlers Black List

Scientific secrets to staying out of your buddy's black list.

How Your Paddle Shapes You

Jeff Jackson discusses how his favorite paddle was more than a tool, but an extension of himself.

Creek Boat Review: Liquidlogic’s The Mullet Whitewater Kayak

Liquidlogic's dad rock throwback redefines a generation.

Real Value: Why Your River Is Worth More Than...

ALCHEMY IS THE ANCIENT SCIENCE and philosophy of turning something base into something precious. This was the starting proposition guiding the writing of this column way back in 1999...

Why Portaging Doesn’t Make You Less Of A Real...

One of the loneliest places in the world is in the slow drift leading into a stiff rapid. The quiet and calm, the river’s current compressing and...

Everything I Really Need To Know I Learned In...

I've spent a solid quarter of my life teaching kayak school—the kindergarten of whitewater. Just like grade school kindergarten, there is a Zen quality to immersing oneself...