Tim Shuff

Tim’s Wilderness Rules

As my wife and kids know all too well, I’ve got a complicated set of rules for how I expect people to behave in the backcountry. They’ve joked if...

What Backcountry Camping Trends Are Saying About The Next...

Last summer, my family went canoe tripping in Quetico Provincial Park, the vast wilderness connected to Minnesota’s popular Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and long known as Canada’s...

Sea Kayak Review: P&H Virgo

My history with 14-foot sea kayaks was inauspicious. Typically, there would be some new iteration to test out for the recreational market. A budget- and beginner-friendly spud with some...

Sea Kayak Or Surf Ski?: Review Of The Stellar...

Consider this question before you read further: Do you think the boat in this picture is a surf ski or a kayak?Either way, you’re right. For the fence-sitters, the Stellar...

Sometimes What We’re Looking For Can’t Be Found In...

I recently had a chance to relive part of the three-month kayak expedition of my youth. After not being away from home or my kids for more than five...

Gear may change, but the rebellious heart of sea...

I’ve been settling in for winter by picking up a musty hardcover, Seekers of the Horizon: Sea Kayaking Voyages from Around the World. California paddler Will Nordby edited the...

Regional differences in canoe design persist despite forces of...

Travel anywhere in North America and you will notice the shape and color of canoes shift with the landscape. The reasons why are not always logical. On a recent two-week...

Dark headlines around SUP racing hide its bright future

Recent SUP racing headlines suggest a sport in crisis. In June, Detroit-area racers were crushed when their beloved OABI race—named after the 6.5-mile, Once-Around-Belle-Isle circuit—was called off with less...

Oru Kayak Haven Tandem Folding Kayak Review

Once upon a time, people who wanted to sell kayaks just went and built them first. High-tech companies like San Francisco-based Oru upended the tradition by coming up with...