Ducky Wars All Day

Pro Tips: River Trips Games

By: Michael Hughes, January 28, 2022

River trips are all about doing exactly what you want to do. Feel like relaxing in the shade and reading a book? Do it! Can't stand the thought of sitting...

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Enjoying The River

Pro Tips: Cooler Packing

By: Michael Hughes, January 14, 2022

Packing your cooler and getting the most out keeping your food cold and fresh is very important. Every cooler expert has their secrete ways for keeping ice until day 10,...

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Pro Tip: River Etiquette

By: Michael Hughes, December 22, 2021

The river can be a busy place with lots of moving parts, users, and ideas. A common understanding of river etiquette for all types of rafts can make or break...

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New Gear For 2022

New Gear For 2022

By: Michael Hughes, December 10, 2021

2022 is just around the corner. Low inventory and supply chain issues continue to be a problem but there is still new gear coming soon. Here are a couple pieces...

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River Lovers Gift Guide

By: Michael Hughes, December 2, 2021

The holiday season is upon us and you may be thinking about getting a gift for a fellow river lover. Hopefully you haven't waited to long to track some of...

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Pre paddle coffee

Gear Reviews: AeroPress Go Coffee Maker

By: Michael Hughes, November 17, 2021

I am certainly not a coffee expert but I do drink a lot of coffee. There are also so many different ways to prepare coffee, some good, some not so...

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Gear Reviews: Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad

By: Michael Hughes, November 10, 2021

While raft trips are sort of like a car camping trip, there is a limit to how much stuff you should bring. Wether you are on a private trip with...

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Mark Paddling the Cheoah River

Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 4

By: Michael Hughes, March 5, 2021

This week I spoke with the Executive Director of American Whitewater, Mark Singleton. As we have learned over the past few weeks, getting outside was popular in 2020. Let's see...

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6 Classic River Books

Classic River Books

By: Michael Hughes, January 22, 2021

While none of these books made the New York Times Best Seller list, at least I am going to assume that, I found some real gems amongst the books shelves....

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Cold Water Rafting Tips

Pro Tip: 7 Tips For Multi-Day Raft Trips in Cold Weather

By: Courtney Sweeney, December 21, 2020

Without the proper gear and preparation, rafting in cold weather can go from being fun to a survival situation fast. With the right gear and knowledge, though, cold weather rafting...

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