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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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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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