What is Flatwater Kayaking?

Have you ever heard someone mention they enjoy “flatwater kayaking” but you just weren’t 100% sure what they meant? This is one of the main types of kayaking, and by the time this post is over you’ll know exactly what they mean. So, what is … Read more

How to Find Rivers and Lakes on Google Maps

I’ve spent a lot of time virtually exploring the outdoors on Google Maps. A lot. A large part of that time has been my never-ending search for new lakes and rivers to paddle. So, how do you find lakes on Google Maps? Finding lakes simply … Read more

How to Find Rivers and Lakes on Google Earth

While I’ve got nothing against paddling on the most popular lakes and rivers, most of my favorite experiences come from the less-paddled rivers and lakes. Finding those rivers and lakes has become much easier in the 21st century, thanks to great tools like Google Earth. … Read more

Intex Seahawk 4 Inflatable Boat Review

They say that much of life comes down to having the right friends. Usually, this comes down to two things: having a boat friend and a truck friend. Ironically, the realities of owning a boat mean that these two friends are almost always one and … Read more

How Much Do Inflatable Kayaks Weigh?

One of my favorite reasons for owning an inflatable kayak is the lighter weight in comparison to similar hardshell kayaks. So, how much does an average inflatable kayak weigh? In short, an average inflatable kayak for solo paddlers weighs around 30 pounds (13.6 kg) and … Read more

11 Reasons Why I Bought an Inflatable Boat

So, you’re interested in buying an inflatable boat, but you might have some questions. Anyone who’s ever gone the inflatable boat route has been there. I know I was a little skeptical at first, but I have learned much along the way. Before we go … Read more

How I Fish Remote Lakes In My Local Area

I’ve always loved fishing, and for most of my life, this has meant fishing for panfish in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on a full recreation lake. I’ll always appreciate that kind of fishing, but lately, I’ve been hankering for something a little different: fishing isolated … Read more

Difference Between Inflatable Boats and Inflatable Kayaks

When I was in the process of buying my inflatable boat, I’m pretty sure I routinely mixed up the terms ‘inflatable boat’ and ‘inflatable kayak.’ To avoid further confusion, I did some research to figure out exactly what the differences and similarities were between the … Read more