Laura Gould

Top 5 Paddling Festivals

Spring is right around the corner, which means our beloved summer is not far behind either! It’s time to start planning our days around paddling again, or in all honesty just paddling even more. Spring and summer bring not only warmer...
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Spring Icebreaker Kayaking Tips

Spring has sprung, well almost. If you’re anything like us you’ve likely been paddling through the winter season, but there are some who prefer to hang up the kayaking gear and hibernate through the winter. Kayaking in the cold season is...
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Top 5 Craziest Whitewater Rapids

Kayakers and boaters alike are always pressing for bigger, faster, and gnarlier whitewater to conquer. Some will travel the globe in search of a new challenge, and there’s nothing like staring down the mouth of a huge rapid you’ve never...
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The Indestructable Watershed Zipper Closure

When one looks up the definition of the word “dry” as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, this is what they’ll find: “A) free or relatively free from a liquid and especially water <Mix the dry ingredients first.> <as dry as a bone> B) not being in or under water <happy...
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The Amazing Personal Floatation Device

Where would you be without the modern day lifejacket? Now lovingly called the personal flotation device or PFD, it literally is a life-saver. A PFD is the most important piece of equipment you have with you while on the water, besides your trusty brain....
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Winter Paddling Tips

Winter is coming…with snow and ice and frigid temperatures. Actually, it’s already here and we’re inside watching John Snow with bated breath in Game of Thrones. For some paddlers, this is a time to hang up the shorts and Chacos in exchange for warmer indoor...
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