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Canoe Technique; Sitting vs. Kneeling

Canoe Technique: Sitting vs. Kneeling

Tradition always dictated that kneeling demonstrated proper technique—sitting was sloppy. Innovation, on the other hand, has resulted in technique that has canoeists actually paddling&n...

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Tarp Set-up

Tarp Shelter Tactics

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Granting protection from the rain or shade from the sun, no other piece of equipment is as…

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Predict the Weather Tips

Predict the Weather Tips

This is a digital extra from the 2013 Early Summer issue of Canoeroots.  Instead of consulting your iPhone, take a clue about the forecast from…

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Canoe repair

Backcountry Canoe Repair

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Nothing causes panic on a remote river trip like serious damage to your canoe. However, with a…

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Portage how-to

One-Person Canoe Lift Technique

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. The thought of tossing a 16-foot canoe over your head and down onto the base of your…

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A black bear stares at the camera from the middle of a campsite

Tips for Bear Scares

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Encountering a bear in the frontcountry or backcountry can be a frightening experience but with the right…

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Paul Mason

Figure Eight Canoe Technique

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. A few years ago while at a canoeing symposium I took a break to go for a…

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Paul Mason

Rodeo Rescue Canoe Technique

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. In the deep, fast rivers of the north and west a capsized canoe could float for kilometres…

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The Dirt on Campsoap

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Penny-pinching campers and green-washing skeptics who wonder at the environmental merits of camp-specific “ec...

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Skills: How to Filet a Fish

Skills: How to Filet a Fish

There are two ways to clean fish: de-scaled and gutted—bones left in—or filleted—boneless. Option one is simple. You’ll want to be in an area that…

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Marty Tannahill

Easy Dock Landing Technique

This technique article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Gracefully bringing your canoe to rest adjacent to a dock or deep rocky shoreline is the…

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Tumpline carry.

How to Use a Tumpline

This canoe technique originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. For too many, carrying a canoe means suffering through grinding shoulder discomfort and aching arms hel...

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A man stares up at a bear hang on the side of a river.

Bear Safe Hanging Tactics

Learning how to make a bear hang doesn't have to be a skill learned from experience; take it from those who thought that keeping their…

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