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Butt End: Princess and the Portage

It was going to take us a good hour to make the big water crossing. The wind was blowing straight into our bow and every…

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Top 11 Canoe Trip Faux Pas

1. Never doing dishes at the campsite Picture yourself lounging around the fire after a day slogging through portages and battling clouds of mosquitos. You’ve…

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How To Fall In Love With Portaging

Once upon a time a group of fifteen-year-old girls set out on a fifteen-day canoe trip. They were accompanied by their two trip leaders through…

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Five Traits You Want in A Canoe Trip Partner

The people you set out with on backcountry canoe trips can have a major influence on the journey’s outcome. We rounded up five traits that…

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Why Your Next Canoe Trip Should Be Solo

It is four a.m. and I lie awake, mesmerized by a spectacular display of the aurora borealis dancing just above the horizon to the north…

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The Ultimate Backcountry Birthday Cake Recipe

Being on a canoe trip for your birthday is a treat in itself. Make it even more special with a camp-stove friendly birthday cake. More…

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How To Light Paint For Spectacular Canoe Trip Photos

A few years ago a friend and I jumped at the opportunity to spend a few days in the backcountry of Algonquin Park on Thanksgiving…

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7 Most Important Skills For Wilderness Paddlers

Thriving on backcountry canoe trips relies on having a solid skill set and a willingness to adapt to always changing conditions and circumstances. Many skills…

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7 Ways to Lighten Up on Your Next Trip

It's true that money can help save weight with the latest and greatest gear, but there are much less expensive ways to do more on…

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Video: Packing For Your River Trip Made Easy

Keeping track of and packing all the necessary gear for a northern river adventure can be tricky. That's why Canadian River Adventures and Nahanni River Adventures…

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7 Most Common Mistakes of Wilderness Canoeists

After paddling North America’s lakes and rivers for more than 60 years, author and adventurer Cliff Jacobson has unfortunately seen it all. In his own…

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Skills: Trip Photography

Part-time professional photographer Mike Monaghan has been solo tripping for 20 years. “What makes a great post-trip slideshow is a diverse portfolio of images that…

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Solo Sojourn

For many experienced canoe trippers, there comes a time when you wonder what it might be like to go solo. The type of solitude that…

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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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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…

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