Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson has been teaching kayaking since boats were long and eddy turns were nervous. And yes, he used to be cool.

The Secret Life Of Raft Guides Is Contained In...

I’ve been immersed in the river guide world for more than 30 years. I can’t even start to count how many pairs of river shoes, PFDs, sun shirts, knives...

The tools to living the good life have been...

I know the river running season is drawing to a close when I can see my garage floor. To some, this would sound like good news, but it always...

The one type of risk assessment all boaters fail

My local river was closed this spring—a first for the Ottawa. Mega-flood conditions were responsible. The authorities made all boat travel off limits until the declared state of emergency...

The greatest river running essential no one talks about

I couldn’t even begin to guess who figured this out first. I grew up on a farm, and it never occurred to me while milking cows and baling hay....

Why River Trips Give Our Life Meaning

Jeff Jackson has the answer to every and any existential crisis.

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.