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Virgin Territory? Why Wilderness Kayaking Is Nonsense

Forget wilderness. It doesn’t exist, and it never did. That phrase popped into my head while on the phone with...

Summer Bummer: What The Season’s New Normal Means For...

Between May and September, I live in the sweetest place in the world. That’s when the Aleutian Low system...

Does 10,000 Hours Really Equal Good Risk Management?

Those with a lot of training and experience outdoors like to think we know what we’re doing when making...

The Problem With Explorers Today

I’ve got a bone to pick and a paddle to break. Over the years, I have read well over...

Navigating A Love-Hate Relationship With Emergency Communications Technology

Each spring, I realize how fast time scrolls by when an outfitter friend recruits me to instruct his sea...

Finding The Balance Between Safety and Independence

On May 6, 2016, Bryan Orrio and Kelley McCallum bought two Old Town Trip 10 recreational kayaks from Dick’s...