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Family Camping: Betcha Didn't Know About... Ants

Betcha Didn't Know About... Ants

The total biomass of all the ants on Earth is roughly equal to the total biomass of all the people on Earth. Scientists estimate there…

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Family Camping: Playing the Futures

Family Camping: Playing the Futures

I was 10 years old during the severe economic recession of the early 1980s. The unemployment rate was the highest since the stock market crash…

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Is Innegra the future of canoeing?

Is Innegra the future of canoeing?

How do you create a tougher canoe without increasing the price or weight? Some manufacturers claim they have answered this age-old quandary with the composite…

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Trip: Bowron Lakes

Trip: Bowron Lakes

The call of a loon echoes across a glassy calm lake and our group sips hot cups of tea by the campfire. The sun dips…

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Tumblehome: Friendly Fire

Tumblehome: Friendly Fire

Coke competes with Pepsi, Beatles with Stones, Gauls versus Visigoths. Most importantly there are canoeists versus kayakers. Each duality can either peacefully coexist or rage…

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Photo: Stephen Orlando

Tumpline: Light Moves

Using programmable LEDs affixed to a paddle, amateur photographer Stephen Orlando illuminates the mesmerizing patterns of movement, turning repetition into woven strands of light. Orlando…

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Photo: Jen Gardiner

Bow Lines: Bears, Banjos and Boogeymen

One of the scariest movies I ever watched as a young teenager was horror flick The Blair Witch Project. It scared the crap out of…

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Betcha Didn't Know About ... Blackflies

Betcha Didn't Know About ... Blackflies

Seven things you might not have known about blackflies: Blackflies are attracted to humans largely because of the carbon dioxide we exhale, but these bloodsuckers…

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Ray Mears & Me

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Ray Mears & Me

“If I were to paddle with a carbon fiber blade I think I’d develop a palsy,” Ray Mears tells me as he carefully axes another…

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Who Owns The River?

Who Owns The River?

On July 20th, 2013, Paul Dart, Jr., 48, and a group of family members rented canoes and paddled a stretch of Missouri’s Meramec River. Five…

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Base Camp: Higher Learning

Base Camp: Higher Learning

We live in a small town. How small is it? The public school has only 128 kids spanning from junior kindergarten to Grade 8. There…

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29 Family Camping Expert Tips

29 Family Camping Expert Tips

Whether you love to get outside on foot, by caravan or in the cockpit of your kayak, our family camping experts share their top tips…

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Bow Lines: Boat? Check. Paddle? Check.

Bow Lines: Boat? Check. Paddle? Check.

Did you know there’s a collapsible hot tub you can take camping? It sounds nice, doesn’t it? Steamy baths under a night sky. The price…

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