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How To Sleep In Your Canoe

What makes the best bed on a canoe trip? Some say a thick pad in a tent. Others swear by a hammock, but I’ve canoe…

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Mike Ranta wearing his voygeur crown

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How To Make Your Own Voyageur Hat

“The sap is still running,” beams Mike Ranta as he licks his finger clean of the sticky, sweet ooze. Canada’s modern-day voyageur is windbound in…

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Why A New Boat Won’t Make You Happier

On a scale from one to 10, how much happier would you be if you could buy any boat in the 340 pages of this…

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Kevin Callan laughing with friends.

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Kevin Callan Is Not Dead Yet

Alex Traynor and Noah Booth are up-and coming video bloggers who call themselves the Northern Scavengers. When I loaned these two weekend warriors one of my…

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The New Future Of Canoeing

For years the growth of canoeing has been flat. The activity enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1970s and ‘80s after John Boorman’s Deliverance sent Jon…

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Everything You Didn’t Know About Pine gum

• Pine gum or resin can come from pines, cedars, spruce, firs, junipers and most other coniferous trees. • Airborne diseases, insects and animals are…

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Vegetables in a skillet next to the ingredients to make sauce.

Sauce Recipe: How To Flavor Up Your Dehydrated Food

Dehydrating your own food will give you a variety of nutritious but also flavorful choices while reducing pack weight and food costs. Not to mention…

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5 Fun Children’s Camping Games

If you crave a logistical nightmare, try accommodating multiple children’s demands by packing all of their favorite toys or games. Even if you’re just car…

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A person spraying the bottom of a canoe with truck bedliner spray.

How To Extend Your Canoe’s Life

Although canoes can’t be made out of Line-X— or can they— this two-part polyurethane elastomer system combines two ingredients, hardener, and resin, directly before application…

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The evolution of solo whitewater canoeing means going forward with new strokes

Moving Forward: Why The Most Important Solo Whitewater Canoeing Stroke Is Dead

Paddling a solo canoe in whitewater has evolved. We no longer paddle small tandem boats, but solo ones—a very different craft that cannot be paddled…

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Keep Safe Paddling in Mind with the ACA Safety Series

Use these infographics to share tips on paddling safely. From kayak fishing, to canoe tripping, to standup paddleboarding, we can all do our part to…

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A woman paddling a canoe in an overgrown forest.

Why All Paddlers Feel Like Imposters

Successful individuals unable to consciously assimilate their accomplishments, live in constant fear of being found out as a fraud. This condition is so common that as far…

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A man using the prystroke on a canoe.

3 Awesome Canoe Tripping Strokes

Paddling a canoe can be cumbersome and wear you out if you aren't using the proper strokes. The video below will show you how to…

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