Need Kayak Now? Build one out of Chip Bags Tuesday, 07 October 2014
For years I now I've been wondering (and I know you have to) just how many bags of unopened chips would it take to keep me afloat and take me on an adventure. Well some Korean students decided to tackle that last great life mystery and discovered that if you tape together 160 bags of chips into a kayak, you and your buddy can paddle off into the sunset and international fame. More info: wsj.com
The Tide Machine: The Fun, Internet Connected Widget Displaying Surf Height Friday, 26 September 2014
I love when people bring technology and the outdoors together in unique ways so I knew this project was right up my alley as soon as I stumbled upon it. What you are looking at here is called the Tide Machine. It's a simple, internet-connected surfboard that reports the current wave height from your favourite weather buoy. Here is a quick video to see it in action:
Learn the Truckers Hitch Through the Power of Music and Dance Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Yes, its super silly and my kids made fun of me for watching but I don't care. This is brought to you by Ylvis, that same guy who wondered a while back what foxes say.
Paddlesports North America is Officially Sanctioned by the BCU Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Just read some really good news tonight, the new organization, Paddlesports North America which replaces British Canoe Union North America has just become the official delivery organization for the BCU here in North America. Alec and Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin explained the impact of this development on their website, Have Kayaks Will Travel: This is an enormous development, and one that’s been in process for several years. It means that we can now promote, train and support coaches to deliver BCU programming and maintain all achievement records on this continent, and be more responsive to the needs of North American paddlers and coaches. So congrats to everybody involved in getting this going and I’m really looking forward to watching PNA grow in the coming years.