Skills | Canoeroots Magazine | Rapid Media - Page 12 of 15
Skills

Skills

Photo: Hap Wilson

How to Trip with Toddlers

This technique article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. One of the toughest quandaries I had to overcome when deciding to have kids was the…

Read more...

Skill: The No-Match Fire

Skill: The No-Match Fire

The one-match challenge—Boy Scouts, survival nuts and shipwrecked folks everywhere pride themselves in being able to build a source of heat, light and comfort using…

Read more...

A large grill of kebabs cook over a bed of coals on a sandy beach.

Best Camp Cookfire Technique

Camp cooking is as simple or ornate as you make it out to be; it doesn’t take much more than an open flame or heap…

Read more...

Two canoeists work together to empty a flipped, red canoe in a marshy bay.

Parallel Canoe Rescue Technique

Rescuing a flipped canoe quickly can be accomplished a variety of ways, and recently the parallel - or curl - rescue has been introduced to…

Read more...

A man screws in a nut to secure a new wooden yoke on a canoe.

Install Your Yoke Technique

Pick up a wooden canoe yoke from your local canoe outfitter. There is ongoing debate whether contoured and carved-out or padded yokes are most comfortable—choose…

Read more...

Photo: Michael Mechan

Make a Solar Oven

This Campcraft article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. The surface of the sun is about 10,000°F. Why not put some of that energy to…

Read more...

Stay Sharp

Stay Sharp

It’s simple to sharpen a knife, making it both easier and safer to use. This method works with any non-serrated blade.  SHARPENING TOOLS You’ll need…

Read more...

Forward Forever

Forward Forever

The steady, hypnotic rhythm of stroking your canoe toward a distant shore eases the tension in your mind. Now, how to rid yourself of the…

Read more...

Smooth dock landings.

Smooth Dock Landing Canoe Technique

This article on smooth dockside landings from the seat of your canoe was  originally published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Gracefully bringing your canoe…

Read more...

Catch a breeze in a hammock.

How to Hang a Hammock

The best reason to move up to the trees is the elevation in comfort. The logistics of hammock camping are similar to tarp camping, except…

Read more...

The Perfect Tump

The Perfect Tump

Seventeen feet of old-school canvas and cedar makes you think differently about portages. I’ve carried relatively lightweight kevlar and Royalex canoes for hundreds of kilometers,…

Read more...

Staying safe in the woods.

Emergency Communication Tips

This article about emergency communication tips in the wilderness was originally published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. On a remote portage you come upon…

Read more...

Canoe poling technique.

Canoe Poling Tips and Technique

If you have discovered the power of canoe poling, you know that streams can be two-way streets and a canoe can be pushed upstream far…

Read more...

Page 12 of 15

FREE NEWSLETTER

Join 100 000+ fellow paddlers! Get the latest paddling news and special offers delivered straight to your inbox.  

CUSTOMER CARE
FAQs

CONTACT US
1 (613) 706-0677
Contacts