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Skills

Skills

Skills: Light a One Match Fire

Skills: Light a One Match Fire

In Jack London's short story To Build a Fire a greenhorn gold prospector falls through river ice and realizes he must build a fire or…

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Skills: Hang Ten

Skills: Hang Ten

If you think you need a floral shirt, bleached hair and Californian accent to surf you are wrong. Surfable standing waves form whenever fast-flowing water…

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Skills: Pulley Power

Skills: Pulley Power

You’ll never feel more helpless on a remote river than when your canoe has flipped, filled with water and been pushed up against rock. Trying…

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Skills: The Low Brace

Skills: The Low Brace

The low brace is incredibly effective at preventing you from capsizing to your onside. It allows you to reposition your body so that you can…

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How To: The Compleat (Beginner) Angler

How To: The Compleat (Beginner) Angler

At first it’s a distant whine, but in the time it takes to raise your eyes, it’s upon you.  Zoom!  The metallic blue blur of…

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The Tandem Sideslip

The Tandem Sideslip

A sideslip is an elegant way to shift your canoe sideways while underway. It is an efficient way for both solo and tandem paddlers to…

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A solo canoeist finishes off a forward c stroke.

Skills: The Canoe 'C' Stroke

The C stroke is a good start-up stroke for soloists to get a canoe moving forward in a straight line. It’s so-named because it’s a…

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Hot Rod Paddling: Canoe Fishing

Hot Rod Paddling: Canoe Fishing

Essential Trip Tackle Box  You don’t need a lot of gear to catch a lot of fish. All the lures necessary to target a wide…

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Close-up of a compass sitting open on a wooden table.

Skills: How To Use a Map and Compass

Part of anyone's ten essentials kit should include a map and compass, though most hikers, canoeists and other outdoor adventure enthusiasts now prefer modern electronic devices.…

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Skills: Tandom Onside Eddy Turn

Skills: Tandom Onside Eddy Turn

Eddies are sanctuaries of calm water formed behind obstacles that disrupt the flow of fast-moving water. When water hits an obstacle, such as a constricted…

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A frying pan of steaming stir-fry sits on a camp stove, surrounded by beach rocks.

Skills: 8 Tips For Amazing Canoe Trip Cooking

For your next adventure, you don’t have to cook and eat like a second-year university student while on a backcountry canoe trip.What is it about…

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