On the Water

  • 5 HIDDEN LAKES IN COLORADO

    Summer is in full swing, which means we’re all itching to hit the nearest lake - or any body of water for that matter - to cool off. We all know the best spots are low-key and sparsely crowded - especially in current times, and we all have “secret” spots in our area that we only take friends and family worthy of experiencing their hidden grace.

  • 10 BEST KAYAK SPOTS IN CALIFORNIA

    With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to get out on the water than right now. With your Folding Boat Co. K-Pak, you don’t have to worry about rack mounts - just fold them up and toss them in the trunk. The more you can fit in your car, the more friends and family out on the water. But where to first? Let’s check out some of the best spots in the golden state, where the heat bangs and getting into a lake is as freeing as ever - California. 
  • FISHING FOR SALMON WITH A K-PAK PORTABLE KAYAK

    One of the coolest things about fishing is there are many different types of fish to catch, and most all require their own individual tackle and technique if you are going to be successful at catching them. This is why I love my K-Pak folding Kayak. I can pull my boat out of the trunk of my car and be fishing a local farm pond in just a few minutes. If I have travel plans, I’ll just check the K-Pak (with a four piece paddle, my PFD, and tackle inside the backpack) on most any airplane trip. I’ve used my boat to fish in remote places from all over Alaska to Norway and many places in between.
  • 13 INSPIRATIONAL PADDLING QUOTES

    There is no comparison to those glorious paddling days, and the days spent living in the ‘real world’. You know the world where you have a job, run errands and pay the bills. Getting out on the water brings a certain amount of solitude and allows the soul to heal. With fresh air and an ever-changing landscape, the waterways call to us! If you can’t be out on water 24/7 – like most of us – we complied some fun quotes to keep you motivated throughout the slumpish days. Slumpish? Yea that describes it.
  • KAYAK CAMPING GEAR LIST

    It's time for another kayak camping trip into the backcountry, and so it's also time for a new list of things to bring. I have packing lists for every type of camping: car, backpack, day-pack, bicycle, kayak, small airplane, and even for bareboating in various environments from Alaska to the Bahamas. Each list is adjusted for where we are going , what we’ll be doing, and how long we’ll be there. Here are a few things I take into account when planning what to pack:

  • FORAGING BY KAYAK

    I started reading voraciously in the 5th grade. Once a month in grade school we were allowed to fill out a book order form with our No. 2 pencils and then wait most impatiently for the new books to arrive a few weeks later. Some of my favorite books are from that era. “My Side of the Mountain”, by Jean Craighead George, is one of them. It’s a story about Sam who escapes to the woods from the big city and learns how to live off the land with his pet Peregrine Falcon – Frightful! A perfect, children’s fantasy book with a happy ending, but it inspired me to learn woodsman-ship and outdoor survival skills. In fact, my Grandfather had a beautiful farm in the Catskills which is where I imagined Sam’s adventures took place and where many of mine started.
  • DUCK HUNTING AND THE K-PAK

    Here in Central North Carolina we can paddle mostly year round. Winter weather is usually above freezing in the day time and the lakes and rivers are normally ice free. We also have lots of rivers and streams with adjacent swamp lands that make for good duck hunting, whether with gun or camera.
  • 5 KAYAK CAMPING TIPS

    Let’s face it. What’s better than kayaking? If you live by the water, have easy access to the river, or own a packable, portable K-Pak, you may head out on a weekly basis. Just like every sport, kayaking has some drawbacks if you are just getting started. A few of these include knowing the class of the river and which sections to look out for, and having a put-in and drop-off point with the adequate transportation to bring you back home. Spending a few days on the river can make this effort worth it and you can enjoy the extra miles in the kayak. Fall is a great time to get out on the river and enjoy some camping along the way. We put together some tips for your next kayaking camp trip. Scroll through some of these suggestions and enjoy even more time on the water!
  • 5 MUST SEE FISHING SPOTS WORLDWIDE

    It’s no surprise we’re all avid fishermen at the Folding Boat Company. In fact, our love for fishing was one of the reasons we were inspired to design and make our lightweight, foldable kayak, the K-Pak! Always on the lookout for the next adventure, here’s 10 must-fish spots around the globe.
  • WE WANT YOUR OPINION!

    Here at The Folding Boat Co, we're constantly trying to improve and build upon our current and future models. What better place to get feedback from - than you! The real life paddlers who are kayaking regularly and enjoying time on the water. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, and, by completing you have the option to enter a sweepstakes for a K-Pak Folding Kayak - our original model!
  • 10 PROTEIN-RICH SNACKS FOR YOUR NEXT PADDLE TRIP

    Ever have hunger ruin a perfectly good trip? We know the feeling, out in the wilderness, among beauty and beautiful flowing water and all you can think about is a large pizza with extra toppings. While pizza is always an option for an easy snack, you might opt-in for some more protein rich options to keep you satisfied longer. Don’t let hunger take over your trip and try some of these options for your next adventure.
  • 5 SOUTHERN SWAMPS TO PADDLE

    The Southern wetlands and swampy terrains of the South are the perfect place to take refuge from the high-speed whitewater rivers throughout the country. Escape the northern cold with their unpredictable weather and head down South (with plenty of bug spray and sunscreen)! Take a minute to slow down the pace, enjoy some warmer weather, and take in a different scenery. Here are our top 5 places to paddle: