safety

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Be Safe in the Cold

Fall is descending on most of the nation and even a hint of winter is showing up for a few of our folks up north. My friends in Europe have been experiencing snow for almost three weeks now. As it gets colder, carelessness with safety gets more costly than it already is. Please be safe. Have a float plan. Wear layers. Wear a life jacket. Here is a video explaining […]

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Flip That Kayak!

Turtle: Also known as flipping a kayak while you are in it The idea of falling out of a kayak is the exact reason why people either: #1 Don’t/Won’t buy a kayak#2 Buy a particularly wide kayakThis is nothing new. People don’t buy any floating vessel only to end up bobbing beside it shortly after launch but maybe they should try it.In light of the post earlier in the week […]

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When to Say When in the Wind

Fishing in Texas, wind is inevitable. The problem with it is the constant change and knowing when to say when. Knowing when can be the difference between frustration and potential disaster. Recently I had a day off midweek and decided I was going to fish no matter what. I received a tip of where some good fish were staging and made the trek to the lake. I looked at the […]

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New to Kayaking? Check the Law.

In the state of Texas, you don’t have to register your kayak in most cases. If it has a motor, trolling or otherwise yes, but in most cases no. Laws are different in each state so make sure you check them out carefully before venturing out. Here is how it reads in Texas: The following vessels when on Texas public water are required to have current registration, including when docked, […]

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LED Lights More Than Just Bling

The first time I saw LED lights on a kayak was about three years ago. I thought it could really help me out to attract bait at night so I bought some off the shelf cheap ones. After fumbling around with them I finally got the install working and headed out. They worked pretty well. My positioning of the lights was way off and they killed my night vision but […]

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Winter Time Protection

With the weather starting to get cooler, your face needs some help too. This mistake from last year left a scar on my nose. I won’t be repeating it this Fall and Winter.  It was chilly that morning. Temperatures had just topped 40 degrees and the North wind was whipping at 15-20 mph. I had gloves on, a cold weather hat, three layers, wool socks and my bibs. I was […]

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The Dreaded C Word

Cancer. In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates 1.66 Million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed. 112,000 of those will be in Texas alone. Of the total 1.66M, 76,000 of those will be skin cancer represented as a melanoma. Let me put it a different way. Today, September 24, 2013, 210 new people will be diagnosed with melanoma. This happens every single day.  Not included in the new cases […]