This roundup of the most epic mistakes people make while camping was a hit online. Some of the mistakes listed are obvious—leaving food inside your pack at night—and some less so—not making a list. Read and make sure your first camping trip of 2017 is fail-free.
It seems mistakes were popular in 2016. Why? Well, it’s generally preferred to read about potential mistakes than make them. In this piece we outline common mistakes in the backcountry including not scouting rapids, rushing, having an incompetent back ferry and sporting unzipped an PFD. See what other mistakes you want to avoid.
Canoeroots readers loved this collection of critical skills for backcountry canoeists to master. Some of the key skills we highlighted included how to repair a canoe in the backcountry, how to execute a proper bear hang and how to find your way with a map and a compass.
Never do the dishes at the campsite? Always leave the campsite a mess before bed? You may be committing grave faux pas. See if you are a chronic rude camper here.
This information-packed guide to buying a used canoe outlines all the relevant details a potential buyer wants to cover. Make sure you purchase the perfect canoe for you by reading our expert tips.
We handpicked twelve photographers capturing powerful images of canoeing, nature, wildlife and paddling culture. Scroll through their feeds when you can’t be out paddling.
Have you only ever gone on canoe trips with other people? Canoe tripper and writer Shawn James on the unique appeal of solo canoe adventures and how to get started on your own.
Every paddler and camper should know how to make a fire when the weather turns wet and nasty. Jason Marleau from Algonquin Bound Outfitters, just south of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, shares his top tips for getting a fire going when it really counts.
When you are paddling through remote lakes in the backcountry, the traits and quirks of your canoe tripping partners are amplified. Find out what qualities we think are vital in your choice of adventure buddies.
A complete checklist for canoe trips ensures you don’t leave a small but vital item at home, like a lighter or a headlamp. Keep this popular Canoeroots article in your gear cave or taped to your fridge so you pack correctly, everytime.