I’m not sure what the rules are for lifejacket use because I’m pretty sure somebody could argue that they are really just swimming.
The real thing to sort out is to figure out how to teach people to kayak from this baby. I'm positive my effectiveness as an instructor would go way up.
Depending on your options, the HotTug ranges in price from €8,950 ($11,700US) for the basic model to €16,450 ($21,500US) for the top-of-the-line version which comes with a stove and electronic motor.
According to the website, you can cruise around your favourite lake for about 3 hours that is, after waiting 2.5 hours for the wood stove to heat the water.
Note to HotTug: I’m totally happy to do a review of this if you can ship one to
Two quick camping tips:
If you are planning on going camping this weekend only to discover there is a fire ban, remember that some areas are even worse so don’t get too upset. Also, don’t piss off your camping neighbour next door and they might do you a favour when the rangers come by.
I know times have been tough on banks and they have branching out their marking to niche audiences but I think this is taking it a step to far.
I’m not sure if I should be insulted or not that they decided to put pillars around the ATM. How much damage can kayaks really do? Come on!
Photo credit: wins.failblog.org
I can speak only for myself but I think that we would be less likely to get injured if we implemented this rule for regular paddling (or at least for rock hopping, surfing and other general shenanigans).
If you can't see the image above it says, "Rules: You are NOT allowed to do ANYTHING that begins with the words, Hey Y'all watch this!".
Image Credit: wins.failblog.org
Blogger and friend of the site, Bryan Hansel from paddlinglight.com is currently taking pre-orders for an awesome t-shirt he got designed.
You need to purchase one of these shirts. Just think of it as a public service announcement for your friends to get prepared because when our zombie overloads finally descend it will be too late for everybody.
This whole zombie swimming thing originally came out of a post I did back a year ago where I fantasized about somebody making a t-shirt so I’m glad Bryan came through for us. Shortly after I posted the original article, a paddling/hiking shop in Kitchener,Ontario got famous for 3 minutes when their store marquee was featured on the Fail/Win! Blog.
Bryan’s black t-shirts with white ink are selling for $16.99 with $6 shipping to U.S. addresses. If you live outside the U.S of A, contact Bryan and he will let you know shipping costs.
Order it here.
Not sure who picked this photo for the newspaper advertisement but I’m glad they did. It totally made my night.
The photo caption says: "Kayaking doesn't have to be all adrenaline all the time. On Virginia's Eastern Shore you can combine wine tasting with a gentle kayak excursion."
Image Credit: criggo.com
We all know that the worst part of campfires is sitting in the dirt. Sure you can bring along one of those Crazy Creek camping chairs but why settle when you can rule the outdoors like God intended?
There is only two problems with the officially licensed Star Trek captain’s chair. The first is that it’s inflatable so watch for sparks and the second is that it’s only for somebody up to 120lbs. The description on the site says that it’s designed for kids but I like to believe it’s a weight management motivator for fat camping geeks.
Other than those minor drawbacks, I give this and official rating of, "Set course for awesome".
Pick up your own chair at thinkgeek.com for only $24.99.
If you got a job this summer to be a guide on the ocean make sure you print off or memorize this handy-dandy chart to help tell the difference between "octopuses," "octopi," and "octopodes". Click on the image below to see the full size version.
This is critical training as you don’t want to ever want to get it wrong in front of your clients.
Flickr Photo Credit: Octopus Eye by you are your atman - Creative Commons by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en_CA / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
I’m never one to look a gift horse on the mouth but I don’t know if I want this guy trying to find me if/when they ever find him.
Not quite the clearest directions but would you believe I have friends who would do a poorer job while out on a canoe trip? It’s true.