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]
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]
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
"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
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]
Reactor is coming!
MSR has finally started shipping is long
delayed Reactor Stove. Everybody seems to be really excited about it. [Link]
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]
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]
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Paddler Raft-up for August 24, 2007Friday, 24 August 2007
Published in: Paddling Raft-Up
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.