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Skills

Skills

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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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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