Almost done! 23 days into their "Chasing the Anna" expedition, Derrick and Taino are ¾ the way around Puerto Rico. They made it through Hurricane Dean. [Link] Sunscreen Confusion Outside Blog has an interesting post about what SPF means in sunscreen. They report on a couple improvements the FDA is trying to implement for package labeling. [Link] Keeping Maine's boaters safe The Kennebec Journal in Maine asks the question: Are we doing what we can and should do to keep Maine's boaters safe? It gives an interesting primer at mandatory boater education for all boats including canoes and kayaks. "Boating safety is analagous to hunter safety," says a 2007 report issued by a state group studying the possibility of a Maine mandatory boater education course. "Until mandatory hunter safety was implemented Maine experienced many hunting related shootings including numerous fatalities. Once mandatory hunter education and mandatory hunter orange clothing were required, hunting related shootings decreased significantly." [Link] The Reactor is coming! MSR has finally started shipping is long delayed Reactor Stove. Everybody seems to be really excited about it. [Link] BCU Syllabus Change Summery Mark Tozer recently posted a great summery of many of the changes about to happen to the BCU kayaking instruction program. It looks really promising. I'm a big fan of the new kids curriculum. [Link] Calling all Gear Junkies! Kayak Journal Podcast has posted a pile (and I mean a pile) of great video casts reporting on the latest gear from OR. If you want to find out what Werner, Bending Branches, Suunto, Delta Kayaks, Wenonah, Watershed, Surefire, Smith Optics, Optimus, Teva or Kokatat are working on for next season, head on over! [Link] Want to organize your life? Want to keep up to date to what is going on in these parts? Subscribe to our RSS feed and get the latest blog and news postings delivered directly to you the second they are posted. Looking for a good program to collect your RSS feeds? Get Google Reader. It will really help keep your at work news surfing organized. Subscribe to our feed!