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Skills

Skills

colourful trees painted by Lorenzo del Bianco

Backcountry Brushwork Part II: Lorenzo Del Bianco

Lorenzo Del Bianco has been a long time illustrator here at Rapid Media, he’s contributed to our sister brands including, Adventure Kayak, and Kayak Angler. On…

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fly fishing rod in rod holder on canoe

Hooked Up

I’m an accessories guy. My dad, not so much. All he thinks he needs is a canoe, a paddle, a Thermos of coffee, and the…

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man fixes his canoe

Skills: DIY Upgrades

Canoes don’t stay the same forever. Wear, different paddling conditions and changing needs can all call for modifications. Many paddlers believe modifications are the domain of…

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man in pool rolls canoe

Video: How to Roll Modern Open Boats

New canoes require a new roll, or at least modifying your roll technique that worked just fine in the old bigger solo canoes. Solo whitewater…

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Lisa Dianne Martin paints colorado 14ers mountains

Backcountry Brushwork Part I: Lisa Dianne Martin

The water mimics another dimension with its statue stillness beaming trees downwards. It's golden hour, and as the sun rises, the steam off the water…

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A woman in the bow of a canoe on a blue lake.

6 Most Important Skills For Beginner Canoeists

Learning how to canoe is an exciting journey that can open up vast areas of wilderness for a lifetime of adventures. The details in learning…

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A tent under the MIlky Way at night

7 Best Camping Hacks-According To Pinterest

While not everything the Internet brings us is great, it is an amazing resource for new ideas and innovations. Although chatting to other paddlers and…

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A canoe repurposed as a bookshelf above a desk.

Six Coolest Ways To Repurpose A Canoe

Don’t worry—we aren’t advocating turning your precious Pocket Canyon into a shelf or your lovingly restored cedar-strip canoe into a light fixture. At Canoeroots, we…

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Becky Mason demonstrates a canoe stroke on a lake with trees turning color.

5 Strokes To Make You A Better Canoeist

The way your paddle interacts with the water dictates how your canoe moves and the kind of experience you have as a canoeist. Learning a…

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A man canoeing with his dog.

How To Canoe With Your Dog

Bringing your dog on a canoe trip is awesome for so many reasons. Like seeing all the seemingly minor details that are infinitely exciting for…

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S'more brownies.

5 Best S'Mores Recipes (According To Pinterest)

S’mores are the classic backcountry treat. From the simple graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate combination to scrumptious substitutions like Oreos and fancy dark chocolate, there…

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Backcountry lasagna cooked in a dutch oven.

Skills: How To Cook Epic Backcountry Lasagna

Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to suffer; you don’t have to eat Kraft Dinner, canned tuna and powdered milk for days on…

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Skills: Launch and Land in Rough Water

Skills: Launch and Land in Rough Water

It is possible to launch or land your open canoe in waves and rough seas, however it’s best to avoid these conditions altogether by getting…

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