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Skills

Skills

Guide to the Stars

Guide to the Stars

The dark skies of the wilderness are perfect for stargazing. Use the photo below to help you identify the lights in the night sky. Little…

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Trading places in a canoe

How To Change Places In A Canoe

Like any maneuver in a tandem canoe, switching paddling positions on the fly requires good communication. The key to a smooth, dry transition is ensuring…

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The burning truth about bear spray

How Does Bear Spray Really Work?

You might carry around your trusty bear spray on backcountry trips, but have you ever wondered what makes it so effective? If you haven’t, you’ve…

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Identifying Animal Tracks Techniques

Identifying Animal Tracks Techniques

Man-made trails through forests and by riversides are walkways for all sorts of wild animals. Stop mistaking dog tracks for wolves and moose tracks for deer with…

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Canoe Technique; Sitting vs. Kneeling

Canoe Technique: Sitting vs. Kneeling

Tradition always dictated that kneeling demonstrated proper technique—sitting was sloppy. Innovation, on the other hand, has resulted in technique that has canoeists actually paddling&n...

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Tarp Set-up

Tarp Shelter Tactics

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Granting protection from the rain or shade from the sun, no other piece of equipment is as…

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Predict the Weather Tips

Predict the Weather Tips

This is a digital extra from the 2013 Early Summer issue of Canoeroots.  Instead of consulting your iPhone, take a clue about the forecast from…

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Canoe repair

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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Portage how-to

One-Person Canoe Lift Technique

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. The thought of tossing a 16-foot canoe over your head and down onto the base of your…

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A black bear stares at the camera from the middle of a campsite

Tips for Bear Scares

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Encountering a bear in the frontcountry or backcountry can be a frightening experience but with the right…

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Paul Mason

Figure Eight Canoe Technique

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. A few years ago while at a canoeing symposium I took a break to go for a…

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Paul Mason

Rodeo Rescue Canoe Technique

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. In the deep, fast rivers of the north and west a capsized canoe could float for kilometres…

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The Dirt on Campsoap

This article originally appeared in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine. Penny-pinching campers and green-washing skeptics who wonder at the environmental merits of camp-specific “ec...

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