Essential Gear:  The Bilge Pump and Paddle Float

Essential Gear: The Bilge Pump and Paddle Float

Alan Bergman – Peanut butter and jelly isn’t the only iconic couple out there.  Many kayakers think of a bilge pump and paddle float as another inseparable twosome.  In fact, if you watch paddlers loading up their kayaks with gear prior to launching, chances are...
Seniors and Paddlesports

Seniors and Paddlesports

Alan Bergman – Although decades older than I, my favorite paddling partner, Phil, is well into octogenarian territory at age 87.  He has far more energy and enthusiasm for kayaking than many paddlers far younger than he.  We have spent many years kayaking...
Essential Gear: WATER!

Essential Gear: WATER!

Alan Bergman – One may question whether water actually qualifies as “gear” for paddle sports, but it’s at least as necessary as anything else you bring with you. Staying hydrated while out on the water is oh-soooooooo hugely important! The simple truth is that...