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Charlie's Bike Shop

Basecamp: Back in the Saddle

“How are you today, Charlie?” asks my six-year-old daughter Kate as she bounces through the open door of our shed. except out here, she’s not my daughter…

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Challenging the Dolores River, Colorado

Wildrice: Old Habits Diehard

I’m ringing in the New Year as I write this. And what a year it promises to be. Last year, I kept some of my…

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Canoes: Who's Bob?

Canoes: Who's Bob?

Day-tripper or weekend warrior, it seems everyone loves the Bobs Special. Its longstanding appeal has made it one of the most popular canoes of all time. But who…

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Remembering Canoe Crusader Ralph Frese

Tumblehome: Timeless Heroes

Driving home from Chicago after a funeral for an old voyageur who whiled away his long life enabling others in all things canoe, the asphalt rhythm brings…

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Paddles make good walking sticks

Base Camp: Precious Treasures

I am as proud of my children as the next father on Facebook. Last fall I posted this photo of my six-year-old daughter, Kate. We’d…

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Canine Canoeist

Butt End: Camping with a Canine

An hour after my canoeing companion of 12 years had been euthanized, I put my feelings about her life on paper. I wrote up a…

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installing gunnels

How To Be A Well Rounded Canoeist

I studied economics in university. Among other basic tenets, it teaches that specialization is good. Concentrate on doing one thing really well and then trade…

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Pride of Peterborough

Tumblehome: Alone Across the Atlantic

Sooner or later, everybody who owns a canoe scans the boat in the rosy light of evening and wonders what adventures it has been on…

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Algonquin alligator

Base Camp: Algonquin's Logging Museum

The amphibious tugboat pictured here was invented in 1889. Called an “alligator,” it is a wood-fed paddlewheel steamer capable of warping 60,000 boom logs in…

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Canoes

Why Your Canoe is 16-feet, 6-inches

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. If there’s one thing that most people think they know about canoe design, it’s this: A longer…

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Tumblehome: Origin Unknown

Tumblehome: Origin Unknown

It’s always fun when something old and floaty turns up in someone’s barn or boathouse. It’s so much better when it looks like it might…

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Betcha Didn't Know About...Silence

Betcha Didn't Know About...Silence

You might crave it, but can you handle it? The longest anyone can bear Earth’s quietest place, an anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in Minneapolis,…

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Right to Roam

Right to Roam

Surrounded by small wooded islands, we worked our way over deep clear water, swallows swooping low and hungry over our laden canoe. We considered two…

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