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Skills

Skills

Pry technique demonstrated.

Perfect Your Pry Canoe Technique

This article on how to perfect your pry stroke was originally published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. All pries use the paddle shaft as…

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How do you pack your wanigan?

Wanigan Packing Tips

This article on how to pack your wanigan and what to put in it was originally published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. While the…

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Line of Least Resistance

Line of Least Resistance

Using lines to control the descent of a canoe through moving water is an age-old art that can provide a welcome alternative to portaging. Once you’ve…

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Two women stand on gunwales on the opposing ends of a canoe.

Act Now to Save Gunwale Bobbing Before It's Gone

Gunwale bobbing has been a staple for older generations playing on the water in canoes and is lamented by some as bcoming a lost art…

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Backward Thinking

Backward Thinking

For long whitewater canoe trips, few maneuvers are as handy and versatile as the back ferry. The ability to slow down and move your canoe…

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Trolling for Lake Trout

Trolling for Lake Trout

Whether you’re passing time on a rest day or scrounging for your next meal, fishing for lake trout is a fun activity on any canoe trip.…

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How to build a low impact fire.

How to Build a Low-Impact Fire

  How to Build a Low-Impact Campfire was originally published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Camping is synonymous with campfires. There is some atavistic…

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Lining down rapids.

Lining Rapids Canoe Technique

This article on how to line your canoe down rapids was originally published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. After you line a canoe the…

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Know How: DIY Tripping Sauna

Know How: DIY Tripping Sauna

The sauna (sow-na), or sweat, is a traditional pastime used for thousands of years. A sauna generally involves creating hot steam in a closed space…

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Red Riding Hood Beware: Keeping Wolves Away from Your Campsite

Red Riding Hood Beware: Keeping Wolves Away from Your Campsite

Few experiences embody the essence of Canadian wilderness like the haunting howl of wolves in the chill air of a backcountry night. Even better is…

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Traditional Paddling with a Punch

Traditional Paddling with a Punch

"Keep your stroke short, it’s more efficient and relaxing,” Dad suggested as we paddled the flatwater stretches of the trip. It was 1983, and we…

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Learning on the Fly

Learning on the Fly

Teaching myself to fly fish was like taking myself canoeing before I could tell a Grumman from a cattle trough. I found myself at sea…

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Field Repair: Bring 'em Back Alive

Field Repair: Bring 'em Back Alive

Nothing causes panic on a remote river trip like serious damage to your canoe. However, with a black bag of just five items and the…

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