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Betcha Didn't Know About Wolves

Betcha Didn't Know About Wolves

Wolves don’t make good pets. Unlike your sit-for-a-treat schnauzer whose ancestors came to the fire about 25,000 years ago, wolves have survived thanks only to…

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Paddling Swiftwater in Northern Quebec

Paddling Swiftwater in Northern Quebec

Scrambling through a sea of knee-deep scrub alder and dwarf willow, I scurry to keep pace with Jon’s loping gait. We’re trekking across the rolling taiga…

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One Family Takes On The Appalachian Trail

One Family Takes On The Appalachian Trail

Over the course of five months, my seven-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son walked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine. For…

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Editorial: The New Best Thing to Do

Editorial: The New Best Thing to Do

With so much focus these days on experiential learning, I sometimes feel to be a good parent I have to bombard my children with new…

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80-year-old paddles Mississippi river source to sea

80-year-old paddles Mississippi river source to sea

Dale Sanders celebrated his arrival at the Gulf of Mexico last fall with a much-deserved glass of champagne. He’d spent the previous 80 days paddling…

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Editorial: The Margin

Editorial: The Margin

We were approaching the river when we heard the screams. A young hiker halfway through a remote four-day hike on the rugged Bay of Fundy…

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine Risk on Trip

6 Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine Risk on Trip

How do we determine risk? What are the biggest wild cards in outdoor adventure? How do we make decisions that will best serve ourselves and…

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The Owl in the Pines: Ray Mears and His Childhood Hero

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The Owl in the Pines: Ray Mears and His Childhood Hero

It’s just an ordinary beaver lodge—a dome-shaped mass of sticks plastered with mud. It’s situated on a small pond, halfway down the Wakimika River in northern…

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Betcha Didn't Know About Blisters

Betcha Didn't Know About Blisters

A blister is a small pocket of fluid in the upper layers of skin. There are many different types of blisters, including friction blisters, blood…

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3 Awesome Campfire Dinners for Hungry Paddlers

3 Awesome Campfire Dinners for Hungry Paddlers

When you’re paddling you need to fuel your fun. Campfire dinners don’t need to be an impossibly orange blob of dehydrated mac and cheese or…

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Editorial: The Importance of Chores

Editorial: The Importance of Chores

Research from the National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play has shown that children who play outdoors regularly are happier, healthier and stronger. I’ve…

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River Reading: The Last of the Wild Rivers

River Reading: The Last of the Wild Rivers

Although Wally Schaber is just 65, his legacy looms large enough to be considered in a column dedicated to canoe heritage. A longtime outfitter, outdoor…

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3 Camping Dessert Recipes for Backwoods Adventures

3 Camping Dessert Recipes for Backwoods Adventures

Nothing will help you to win friends and influence people quite like a little something sweet after a hard day’s paddling. If you master the…

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