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One of the best parts of the outdoors is being near the water. One creative way to be on the water is with a standup paddle board. While these range in price and features, the way I purchased mine was on Craigslist. You should always use safe online practices when purchasing through Craigslist and never give out your personal information. Be sure to meet in a 3rd party location and take a friend with you. With my purchase though, it did need a little maintenance but the major components were perfectly fine. I had a friend of mine who knows more about them then I do test it on the water before I purchased it. The one major need besides a good scrub was new deck foam. I searched all over the internet on how to replace the foam pads on my Jackson SUPerFISHal but came up with nothing. There were a few threads that mentioned some ideas but no one gave a clear and easy description on how to do this. Below, I will explain the steps I took to remove and reapply brand new deck foam on my board. I spoke with a Jackson representative who helped walk...
As a co-sponsor, we will be following Trevor’s adventure on the Alabama Scenic River Trail over the next few months. This is the fourth chapter of his story. Food Planning Food planning is essential for an extended camping trip as you want to make sure that you are getting enough nutrients and fuel for your body.
Note from ENO: As a co-sponsor, we will be following Trevor’s adventure on the Alabama Scenic River Trail over the next few months. This is the second chapter of his story.   The last time I went on a prolonged canoe trip with multiple portages was over 10 years ago. I consider myself to be in decent physical shape; I’m active outdoors on the weekends and I have great stamina. However, like many people these days, my work is sedentary and largely spent at a computer. Overtime, this takes a great toll on your body. I realized I needed to train to meet the challenges of this trip and avoid injuring myself or irritating the hardware in my back.   Physical Requirements When preparing for a long trip such as this it is important to perform an honest assessment of both your current level of physical fitness and the physical requirements of the trip. I started planning for this trip by assessing what canoeing 631 miles over two months would entail. All day paddling is about endurance and having a strong muscle platform. Paddling a canoe largely involves the upper body muscles and core muscles. On full paddle days I...

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