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Skills

Skills

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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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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