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Skills

Skills

Debris Hut in Forest.

Skill: Build a Debris Hut

Squirrels are kings of survival in the forest. Have you ever wondered where squirrels sleep? Next time you’re in the forest, look high up in…

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Paddle a canoe in wind

Canoeing in Wind Technique

Windy days on the water can be exhilarating or frightening, depending upon how you face the challenges they present. By keeping in mind these tips…

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Bear

Tips for Bear Attacks

So a black bear walks into a Subway restaurant and orders a cold cut combo… True story from Kitamat, B.C., where Rebecca Branton locked herself in the staff bathroom…

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canoe marathon

Secrets of the Marathon Canoeist

Few paddles are capable of what marathon canoe racers do every other weekend—keeping pace through a 1,000-mile  course, enduring both grinding monotony and gruelling pain …

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Read whitewater

Canoe Skill: Reading Whitewater

 Choosing to run whitewater, and doing it successfully, can be a highlight on your next canoe trip. Jumping in over your head, however, and running…

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Lightning

Tips for Surviving A Lightning Storm

  Lightning strikes down more people than tornadoes, snowstorms and hurricanes and remains a top offender in storm-related deaths. According to Environment Canada, nine to ...

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Leech on foot.

Tips: Leech Removal

  Do thoughts of the scene in the 1986 hit movie Stand By Me, where child actor Wil Wheaton pulls a fat, slimy leech out of his underpants,…

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Surviving a forest fire

Tips for Surviving a Forest Fire

Forest fires spread quickly—up to eight kilometres per hour—much faster than we can run or paddle. The smell of smoke, a light dusting of ash on…

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DIY Sauna

DIY Backcountry 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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Tips: Portaging Made Easy

Tips: Portaging Made Easy

  It’s a popular debate among paddlers: the correct pronunciation of portage. You say portudge, I say portawje. Regardless of your vernacular camp, you likely…

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Rough Weather Paddling Techniques

Rough Weather Paddling Techniques

Cresting whitecaps, furious winds and meter-high seas—many canoeists have harrowing campfire tales of fighting to stay afloat as the wind and weather changed rapidly. When…

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Doggy Paddling Canoe Tips

Doggy Paddling Canoe Tips

Camping with your best friend can be hassle free. Use the know-how below, and have a howling good time.  Let sleeping dogs lie Only a…

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Canoe Sailing Technique

Canoe Sailing Technique

Just south of the treeline in northwest Manitoba, the Cochrane River runs fast and tempestuous along the Saskatchewan border. Rigging two canoes into a catamaran,…

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