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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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Photo: Courtesy Frank Wolf

Tripping Skill: Beat The Bugs

Adventure filmmaker Frank Wolf has battled more than his fair share of mosquito and blackfly swarms. Beating the bugs is all about location, he says.…

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Follow these tips to ensure you don't let lost on your next portage

Never Get Lost Again

 Scenario A: You’re knee-deep in mud, canoe on your shoulders, bush-whacking your way along what you swear was a portage trail on the map. While…

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Paddle all week long without fatigue with these tips from Andrew Westwood

Paddle All Week Without Getting Tired

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…

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Tips to help you canoe solo

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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A woman zips up a sleeping bag while inside of a tent.

Your Best Night Ever - Outside

You might love an evening spent under the stars, but a night spent tossing and turning, checking your Timex every 15 minutes, can put a…

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Doing your business in the woods isn't always easy

Don't Get Caught Up The Creek Without A Trowel

Location, Location, Location It’s important to get at least 60 metres (200 feet) from the water so that you don’t contaminate it with harmful bacteria.…

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A fun way for kids to keep a memento from your trip

Little Explorers: Keeping Track

Spotting wildlife on a camping trip creates lasting memories for the whole family. Most wildlife, however, is active at dawn and dusk or at night…

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Keeping wolves away from your camp site is easy with these tips

How To Keep Wolves 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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Choosing the perfect sized paddle has a lot of factors

The Perfect Paddle Size

At summer camp, sizing a paddle was as easy as grabbing one that stood at my toes and touched my nose. As adults with greater…

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