Archive | September, 2016

Using kayaks as a healthy and effective way of engaging in physical workouts

Published September 12, 2016

Water activities are great for recreational purposes. There are many types of water recreational activities which include swimming, snorkeling, surfing, boating, sailing, and many other activities. A water recreational activity that has gained a lot of popularity in recent times is kayaking. Kayaking is an activity similar to boating with the only difference being that in kayaking one uses specially designed water crafts known as kayaks. Kayaks are narrow small water crafts that are usually designed for only one passenger. There are some kayaks that can carry more than one person who sit in tandem atop the kayak. Apart from […]

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Finding inner peace in outdoor recreational activities such as kayaking

Published September 12, 2016

To most people, life is a big hustle. There is so much to put up with; individuals have to work harder to lead comfortable lives, and the harder they work, the harder it seems to achieve the set goals. It is therefore important to find inspiration especially when life tends to make an unexpected turn. The world around us is forever changing. The ever changing elements such as the economy, changing fashion styles, advancing age and the ever changing demands from family and work keeps shifting the goal posts. Therefore people are always chasing new heights. It therefore calls for […]

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Comparing sit in kayaks and sit on top kayaks

Published September 12, 2016

Kayaks come in different types of shapes and designs and it is upon the kayaker to choose the type of kayak that he or she wants to use. The main thing that determines what type of kayak that one is going to use is the activity that the kayaker is going to engage in. There are various types of kayaking activities, these include; sea touring, kayak racing, white water kayaking, kayak fishing, show boating and leisure kayaking. All these kayaking activities call for different types of kayaks. There are two major kayak designs that differentiate the types of kayaks – […]

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Comparing hard shell kayaks VS inflatable kayaks

Published September 12, 2016

Different kayaks are built with different designs and materials to enable them to have superiority in charting different types of waters and for different applications. It is important for the kayaker to clearly understand the intended use for the kayak so as to be able to pick the right kayak. Below we will look at the major differences between two major types of kayaks; the inflatable kayaks, and the hard shell kayaks. The hard shell kayaks are, as the name suggests, kayaks that are built with a hard outer covering/ hull. These kayaks are usually made from materials such as […]

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Self-rescue routines for beginners for safety on sit on top kayaks

Published September 12, 2016

Sit on top kayaks are popular kayaks for beginners and people of all ages. Sit on top kayaks such as the inflatable kayaks, are considered extremely stable and can therefore be used for various purposes such as sport fishing, recreation, leisure tours and assorted adventures. As with any other kayak, it is important for paddlers to know how to manoeuvre them and also perform self rescue in case they capsize. There are many advantages of sit on top kayaks, both for hard-shell and inflatable kayaks that are not found in the sit in kayaks. For one, it is easy for […]

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Treading unchartered recreation paths and discovering new passions

Published September 12, 2016

When I started working, I was very excited and I had high hopes of having a pleasant future with a life dedicated to my work. I work as a chef and cooking has always been my passion. As a child I learnt cooking quite early and I was often in the kitchen cooking with my mother. This was very strange for a boy my age and there were many times when other kids joked about my passion for cooking. They often called me a sissy which infuriated me a great deal. Many times I was worried that I did not […]

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A simple guide to factors to consider when shopping for a kayak

Published September 12, 2016

Shopping for kayaks can be a tough challenge for anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge about kayaks. One does not simply go for the cheapest kayak for sale. Kayaks are water vessels that come in different forms, designs and models. Each type of kayaks usually has distinct features that make it suitable for specific use. A certain model of a kayak might be ideal for some form of activity but it would be terrible in another application. It is therefore important for kayak shoppers to know exactly what they want in a kayak. There are two main types of […]

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The increasing popularity of the kayak due to recreational kayaking

Published September 12, 2016

Kayaking is very popular nowadays. Many times you will see cars carrying kayaks heading to water recreational sites. Water recreation spots are usually speckled with numerous flashy colored kayaks. Many revelers would not count a recreational trip to a water recreational spot as complete if they have not had a kayak ride. Kayaks have become very popular in recent times due to several things. One of the main reasons is that kayaks are easy to use – even for beginners. Kayaks are very user friendly. Other water vessels such as the customary boats are normally difficult to use especially for […]

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Recreation as an important aspect of life, a look at kayaking

Published September 11, 2016

Recreation is an important aspect of life that should be given sufficient consideration and priority. Recreation is where an individual or individuals take time off from their daily routines of tending to their responsibilities. During recreational time, it is good to involve oneself in other activities that one would enjoy. This will help the mental faculties to effectively shift from focusing on stressful issues and thereby lead to rejuvenation. There are many types of recreational activities that people might choose as recreational avenues. One of the most common activities that people engage in during their recreational time is travel. This […]

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Hooked to fishing by my dad from an early age

Published September 11, 2016

I was introduced to fishing by my father when I was a very young boy. He would take me on numerous fishing trips on his canoe in the huge river that flowed close to our home. The river was a busy place since many people in the surrounding community came to the river to fish. Apart from being used as a fishing spot, the river was also a transportation channel with different kinds of water vessels sailing up and down toward different destinations upstream and downstream. The river was also a recreational spot that was used for many fun activities […]

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The evolutions of fishing methods… focus on angling

Published September 11, 2016

Fishing is an activity that mankind has been involved in for eons. Fishing has been one of the main avenues for mankind to find food. In the pre historic times, communities that lived close to water bodies discovered fish and realized that fish was a great source of food. Apart from being a tasty delicacy, fish is very nutritious and it is a source of food that can be quite dependable throughout the year unlike other food sources that are seasonal. Having discovered fish, the next step was finding ways to harvest the ship from the water. Initially, mankind used […]

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A look at the origins of the kayak and reasons for its superiority as a water vessel

Published September 11, 2016

Kayaks are water vessels that were invented by the Inuit people of Greenland in the Arctic regions. The kayak was a revolutionary vessels that the Inuit could use to hunt and fish with more safety assurance as compared to other water vessels. This is hugely due to the unique design of the kayak. The original traditional kayak was a slender light vessel that was made from locally available materials. The tubular vessel is made using a frame of light rigid material such as whale bones or drift wood. The frame is then tightly covered by seal skin which is then […]

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