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Editorial: Find Your Bliss

Editorial: Find Your Bliss

There’s an old, grey three-seater couch in my living room that needs replacing. My cat has lovingly tortured it for eight years, and it’s long since…

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Profile: Rediscover North America

Profile: Rediscover North America

Just months after completing the first-ever west to east canoe journey across Canada’s Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut territories in 2012, Minnesota-based adventurer Winchell Delano, 30,…

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Editorial: Suffering Tools Gladly

Editorial: Suffering Tools Gladly

We set out with two very different canoes. Kate and I were test paddling a brand new carbon fiber epoxy-infused H2O Canoe Co. Prospector. With…

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Artists Gone Wild: Kent Lund

Artists Gone Wild: Kent Lund

In the 12-by-12-foot wood shop behind his suburban Detroit home, Kent Lund spends hours carving and painting canoe paddles. The Michigan artisan prefers working with cherry,…

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Artists Gone Wild: Carol James

Artists Gone Wild: Carol James

The Voyageur’s most distinctive marker, the finely woven ceintures fleche, is a traditional art form kept alive by a handful of fingerweavers today, including Winnipeg,…

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Artists Gone Wild: Réal Bérard

Artists Gone Wild: Réal Bérard

He’s a local treasure, mapping a labyrinth of canoe routes that crisscross Manitoba, and inspiring countless paddlers to discover the wilderness viariver byways. Many consider…

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Artists Gone Wild: Nan Sidler

Artists Gone Wild: Nan Sidler

For environmentalist and watercolor artist Nan Sidler, wild spaces have always been important. Based in the canoe-culture mecca of Peterborough, Ontario, it’s only natural the…

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Family Camping: Baby Bushcraft Skills

Family Camping: Baby Bushcraft Skills

1. TRAVEL LIKE BIGFOOT When you travel in the backcountry, you’re a visitor. Just like when you
visit a friend’s house, you don’t throw your…

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Artists Gone Wild: Chris Pearson

Artists Gone Wild: Chris Pearson

Chris Pearson’s love for canoes began as an eighth-grade boy on a church camp canoe trip. It’s never waned. A 16- foot Kevlar Mad River…

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Artists Gone Wild: Rob Mullen

Artists Gone Wild: Rob Mullen

When Rob Mullen flies into Minakokosa Lake late this summer, about 10 miles north of the Kobuk River in northwest Alaska, he’ll have his painting…

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Betcha Didn't Know About...Poison Ivy

Betcha Didn't Know About...Poison Ivy

Urushiol oil is the active ingredient in poison ivy and causes an itchy, blistery rash in 85 percent of people. You get the rash either…

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The Man Behind the Sawhorses

The Man Behind the Sawhorses

Down a dusty country road, on a rolling hill overlooking the Otonabee River, sits the Bear Mountain Boats workshop, the workplace and home of Ted…

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Butt End: Real Life Ghost Story

Butt End: Real Life Ghost Story

Being afraid of heights or terrified of circus clowns is one thing, but being afraid of sleeping in the woods is another. That’s more serious.…

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