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Butt End: Wild Child

Butt End: Wild Child

Getting in touch with the wilderness has never been more important—and harder—than in our ultra-connected world. Kevin Callan discusses how to stay untamed in the…

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Editorial

Editorial: The Three Types of Fun

This editorial about the outdoor Fun Scale originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. It happens to me on most trips. Usually on a portage, the…

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Editorial: One Carry Wonder

Editorial: One Carry Wonder

Something valuable from my child- hood canoe trips has been lost. It’s not the Swiss Army knife my dad gave me when I was nine…

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Choosing the right paddle is important

Wild Rice: Power To The Paddle

Paddles are like Rodney Dangerfield, they don’t get no respect. We spend days, months, even years, pondering what type of canoe to buy. Then, when…

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Betcha Didn't Know About...Bears

Betcha Didn't Know About...Bears

Bear Brutus is just part of the family for naturalist Casey Anderson. His 800-pound ursine pal attended Anderson’s wedding as his best bear. He’s even…

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Basecamp: The Forgotten Phase

Basecamp: The Forgotten Phase

The nacho chips and salsa were just placed on the kitchen table and already conversation was shifting from how nasty the ski conditions were today…

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Whitewater in the Yukon.

Essay: Child of the Yukon

  A haystack in the middle of the river; that’s my first challenge of the day. It’s a metre-high mound of churning water that will…

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Canoe and ATVs

Butt End: Sympathy for the Devil

My father always told me never to judge a book by its cover. Well, that’s not exactly what he said. My dad was a professional…

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Kevin Callan on the Meanest Link in Algonquin Provincial Park

Butt End: Cheaters Prosper

 It wasn’t for the faint of heart. I sent my paddling mate, Andy, details about the trip I had planned—a 350-kilometer loop around Algonquin Park labeled the Meanest…

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Old Ad from Old Town

100 Years on the Water

In Rapid Media's 2014 Paddling Buyer's Guide, there’s no shortage of choice. Short boats, long boats, folding and inflatable boats, standup boards for idling, surfing, racing and…

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Aluminum

How Aluminum Changed Canoeing

When he presents a visual case for why the canoe is a Canadian treasure, author and executive director of the Canadian Canoe Museum James Raffan has little…

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Portage at Niagara Falls.

Portaging Niagara Falls

Portage. That’s what lakewater trippers do—we portage. From lake to lake, into remote wilderness, we heft mounds of stuff, all intri- cately organized into wannigans,…

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Portage

Butt End: The Toughest Portages

It seemed a moot point to the accused. I take the act of stealing red Lifesavers out of my candy stash very seriously. I toss these sugary rings…

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