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Midnight Madness: Gold and Glory at the Yukon River Quest

Midnight Madness: Gold and Glory at the Yukon River Quest

THE START LINE IS CHAOS A whistle sounds and 155 paddlers sprint 400 meters Le Mans-style for their boats. Spectators line the shore, hooting and…

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Butt End: First Blind Date

Butt End: First Blind Date

On the fourth day of 20 spent paddling and portaging around Algonquin Park, my buddy Andy insisted I sign an agreement that let him plan…

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3 Campfire Breakfasts to Fuel your Fun

3 Campfire Breakfasts to Fuel your Fun

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day whether you’re paddling, swimming, hiking or just lounging. Taking the time for a good breakfast is…

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Editorial: Facing Waves

Editorial: Facing Waves

A hundred years ago, in February of 1916, Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance were stranded on an ice floe drifting aimlessly around…

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10 Ways to Connect Children and Nature

10 Ways to Connect Children and Nature

Environmental writer and photographer David FitzSimmons is on a mission to connect children with nature. "Starting local is the key," says FitzSimmons. "Learn about what's…

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Having the Talk: 8 Things to Ask Before Tripping Together

Having the Talk: 8 Things to Ask Before Tripping Together

Every paddler knows—there’s nothing like going on a multi-day trip to really get to know someone. Tripping together can work out beautifully and cement lifelong…

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Backcountry Booze: The Best New Ways to Imbibe in the Wilderness

Backcountry Booze: The Best New Ways to Imbibe in the Wilderness

You’ve spent the day paddling, portaging and pondering life from the seat of a canoe. You have earned a refreshment or two. However, adult drinks…

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Canoe Buying Tips: Choosing the Best Material

Canoe Buying Tips: Choosing the Best Material

The material a canoe is made of affects performance, durability, weight, aesthetics and price. Choosing a canoe is a matter of weighing the pros and…

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Fact or Fiction?: 17 Common Camping Myths Busted

Fact or Fiction?: 17 Common Camping Myths Busted

The wilderness has always been a place where myth and legend run rampant. Nowadays, instead of encountering tales about Little Red Riding Hood or wendigos,…

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Why There's Never Been a Better Time to be a Canoeist

Why There's Never Been a Better Time to be a Canoeist

Murmuring along at 30,000 feet over one of Canada’s great rivers, shoehorned into a coach seat of an unnamed domestic air carrier (whose motto appears…

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Canoe Trends for 2016

Canoe Trends for 2016

INNOVATION The end of favored whitewater and tripping hull material, Royalex, continues to shape the canoe market. While the industry has its collective fingers crossed…

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Keeper of the Flame: Optimism for Future Wilderness Enthusaists

Keeper of the Flame: Optimism for Future Wilderness Enthusaists

I’m a worrier. I know this because my 11-year-old daughter tells me so. It might be some type of genetic disposition I’ve been cursed with.…

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The Great Debate: Choosing Your Canoe Paddle

The Great Debate: Choosing Your Canoe Paddle

With endless contradictory advice, choosing a paddle can be a confusing process. Bent or straight? Classic or modern? Wood or carbon? These decisions have fueled…

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